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Anchor Point, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska
Population (2000): 1845
Housing Units (2000): 979
Land area (2000): 90.785395 sq. miles (235.133083 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.115133 sq. miles (0.298194 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 90.900528 sq. miles (235.431277 sq. km)
FIPS code: 03110
Located within: Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
Location: 59.777468 N, 151.770220 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Anchor Point, AK
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Anchor point

In audio and recording, what is known colloquially as an anchor point is a center position in a stereo mix reserved for only three or four important tracks. Most modern pop productions are anchored by lead ( vocals and soloing instruments), bass, kick drum, and snare drum. These are usually within a few degrees of center (horizontal) and front (proximity or depth) in the mix. Exceptions include early stereo recordings using "stereo-switching" (a three-way switch allowing only left output, right output, or both) rather than pan pots) such as the Beatles's " Strawberry Fields Forever" and Jimi Hendrix's " Purple Haze". Examples of tracks using anchor points include The Breeders's " Cannonball", The Cure's " Catch", Lady Gaga's " Just Dance", Lily Allen's " The Fear", Radiohead's " Airbag", Squarepusher's " Star Time 2", Stone Roses's " One Love", and Weezer's " My Name Is Jonas".

Usage examples of "anchor point".

This last was a European term for the technique of descending a sheer mountainside by way of a rope that had been looped around a secure anchor point above.

Radkowski drilled an anchor point into the rock, and Ryan fixed a titanium bolt into the hole with an epoxy plug.