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Audio Concepts 106 - Audio and MIDI Signal Flow.
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When using an external hardware instrument with a DAW, a common required setting on the instrument is…
MIDI Output Off
MIDI Input Off
Local Control Off
Local Control On
What is a common application for a Send and Return hookup?
applying different EQ settings to multiple tracks
applying compression in-line to a single track
creating multiple cue mixes
adding different amounts of reverb to multiple tracks from the same plug-in
An independent performer's mix created via Pre-Fader Sends is called…
a Final mix
a Master mix
a VCA mix
a Cue Mix
True or False: Analog audio consoles and DAW virtual mixers employ basically the same signal flow
Omitting the Sends, in a channel strip the order of actual signal flow is…
Input -> pan -> Inserts -> Channel Fader -> Stereo/Master Output
Input -> Inserts -> Channel Fader -> Pan -> Stereo/Master Output
Input -> Inserts -> Pan -> Channel Fader -> Stereo/Master Output
Input -> Channel Fader -> Inserts -> Pan -> Stereo/Master Output
What are the two types of MIDI connections?
USB connections and RCA connections
old-school DIN connections and USB connections
USB connections and ADAT Lightpipe connections
old-school DIN connections and ADAT Lightpipe connections
The most up-to-date connections used for DAW interfaces are…
Thunderbolt and FireWire
Thunderbolt and USB3
FireWire and USB2
FireWire and USB3
True or False: The top-to-bottom order in most console channels reflects the actual signal path.
An audio subgroup differs from a Mix Group or VCA Fader because with the subgroup…
the name is different, even though the functionality is the same
the audio outputs from several channels are re-routed through an Aux channel
several channels' levels can be controlled by any grouped channel fader without re-routing their outputs
several channels' levels can be controlled by a dedicated channel fader without re-routing their outputs
With Pre and Post Fader Sends, Fader refers to…
the Input (Trim) fader
the Channel Fader in a channel strip
the Master Fader in a stereo/master channel strip
the Send Faders in a channel strip
Signal flow refers to…
the path an audio signal takes in an analog or virtual mixer
the changing level of an audio signal as it passes through an analog or virtual mixer
the incoming level of an audio signal appearing at the input of an analog or virtual mixer
the final output level of an audio signal in an analog or virtual mixer's output channel
In a full-normalled patchbay…
all normalled connections cannot be overridden
inserting front-panel patch cables works the exact same way as in a half-normalled patchbay
all connections must be made via patch cables on the front panel
a patch point connects to the one just below it without needing a front-panel patch cable
When available, an i/o plug-in…
requires an Audio channel and an Aux channel to be utilized
can only be used if a particlaur processor model is available as both virtual plug-in and hardware
must be inserted in an extra Aux channel to patch in an external hardware processor
allows for inserting a hardware processor in a channel the same way a virtual plug-in is inserted
The three types of DAW inputs are…
Mic, Line, Amp
Mic, Line, and Instrument
Condenser mic, Dynamic mic, and Ribbon mic
Mic, Amp, and Instrument
What are the four most common types of channel strip?
Audio, Send, Patch, and Master
Audio, Instrument, Aux, and Master
Audio, Aux, Patch, and Master
A TRS connection is…
a balanced USB connection
an unbalanced 1/4" connection
an unbalanced XLR connection
a balanced 1/4" connection
Audio Concepts 106
Audio and MIDI Signal Flow
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