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Quantization
A function found on sequencers and drum machines that causes notes played at odd times to be "rounded off" to regular rhythmic values. See percentage quantization.

quantization noise
One of the types of errors introduced into an analog audio signal by encoding it in digital form. The digital equivalent of tape hiss, quantization noise is caused by the small differences between the actual amplitudes of the points being sampled and the bit resolution of the analog-to-digital converter.

Quantized
Set up to produce an output in discrete steps.

Quick Time
A software multimedia environment developed by Apple Computer, running on the Macintosh or under Windows 3.1. QuickTime enables the creation and playback of Quick Time movies featuring full-motion video, MIDI tracks and 16-bit ADPCM audio.