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Analog Mixing Consoles - Layout, Signal Flow and I/O.
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  • 1

    Gain Staging is the process of making sure that the signal flow through multiple gain stages is handled in such a way that no additional noise is added or increased along the way to the final output. True or false?

  • 2

    The most basic and common signal path found on all mixers no matter how big or small is:

  • 3

    According to Signal Flow, the MUTE button is post Channel Fader and pre-Pan. True or false?

  • 4

    In a DAW, where is it possible to SOLO or MUTE?

  • 5

    The Gain Knob applies gain to the input signal, and the Trim knob cuts gain from the output signal. True or false?

  • 6

    How does the signal get to the DAW or MTR?

  • 7

    The Pan knob is actually a variable switch. True or false?

  • 8

    What does the Input Section do?

  • 9

    Gain Stage one is located in the:

  • 10

    Gain Stage 1 provides more gain than Gain Stage 2 and 3 in the console. True or false?

  • 11

    It's the duty of the gain/trim knob to bring the signal up to line level. True or false?

  • 12

    What is the basic mode of operation for the SOLO button in a DAW?

  • 13

    There may actually be 2 or more stereo buses, meaning multiple Master Faders. True or false?

  • 14

    Each Subgroup Master has an EQ. True or false?

  • 15

    Which is NOT one of the four most common and important areas of the mixer?

  • 16

    Gain Stage 3 is also known as the Master Fader. True or false?

  • 17

    The Stereo Bus is located between the:

  • 18

    When using the SOLO button in Pre-Fader Listen Mode, the signal interrupts the Master. True or false?

  • 19

    Polarity and Phase are the same thing. True or false?

  • 20

    You can assign a signal to more than one subgroup bus by pressing more than one assignment button. True or false?

  • 21

    In terms of signal flow, the pan knob is:

  • 22

    Gain Stage 2 and 3 provide 5–10 dB of Gain. Gain Stage 1 provides:

  • 23

    Which user control is the most important?

  • 24

    The primary artery or spinal column for the signal path is the:

  • 25

    Circuit noise is full of low frequency. True or false?

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