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The four functions of a computer actually explain the core reasons why it was built. They include:
To illustrate the four functions of a computer, we can take a look at the basic steps we all go through to produce a LETTER on the computer.
It starts when the user composes, inputs and edits sets of letters, numbers and symbols using a keyboard. The raw data is then processed and viewed real-time via display hardware.
Finally, the user may choose to print the letter onto paper, or better still send it via electronic mail to designated recipients.
The same data and information can be retained digitally in disk drives and other media for future reference.
Every computer is designed with data input as a first function, an activity which is accomplished via input devices.
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Home audio equipment upgrades your home-listening experience, while professional varieties are for recording live sounds and mixing audio tracks. These include studio-grade equipment used in broadcast radio and TV studios as well as live concerts, DJ sessions, and music studios. Other pro gear includes sound editing software and computers.
This electronic keyboard looks like a piano. In addition to its “piano keys,” this instrument may also have programmable buttons, sliders, and knobs. MIDI keyboards are essential computer audio control surfaces used for audio production. They connect to digital audio workstations (DAWs) via USB, and work with installed sound production software. These keyboard controllers may also have five-pin MIDI connectors to hook up to sound modules, stage/digital pianos, and synthesizers capable of processing MIDI signals.
Manufacturers and musicians categorize MIDI keyboards by size and keyboard action.
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