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Cables/Connectors can be _____ or ______ with ______ or _________ parts

Analog or Digital, Male or Female

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The ______s of your audio

Vein of your audio: Cables/Connectors

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2 Unbalanced details & levels

2 Conductors, -10dB signal level, "Consumer" level

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2 Balanced details & levels

3 Conductors, 4dB signal level, "Pro" level

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Unbalanced Parts

Tip/Sleeve (TS)

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Balanced Parts

Tip/Ring/Sleeve (TRS)

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You should MARK your cables, even though most cables have have markings, speaker with wires have printed or ridged markings

***

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Use ______ cables when you can

Short

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How to deal with AC & audio cables

Cross them at 90 degree axis to reduce interference

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Audio interfaces purpose

Allow us to get audio in & out of the computer

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Audio interfaces and conversions

Take care of A/D conversions away from the computer

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Audio interfaces connections

USB, Firewire, or PCI Cards

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A/D Conversion stands for

Analog to Digital

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The Primary purpose of a Digital Audio interface

A/D conversion

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What does the interface determine?

What sample rates & bit depths you can use, among other things

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With A/D Conversions medium or higher rates...

Allow you to capture sound most accurately

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Audio CD Sample Rate & Bit Depth

44.1 kHz & 16 Bit

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DVD Sample Rate & Bit Depth

96 kHz & 24 Bit

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HD Audio Sample Rate & Bit Depth

192 kHz & 32 Bit

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Pre-Amp stands for ______ and is used to ________

Stands for Pre Amplification and is used to increase signal level of a sound source

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Pre-Amp makes audio ____________

easier to work with

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Pre-Amp always used on

Microphones & Record Players

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Pre-Amp works on ________ but _________

Works on any input to increase signal but not as first chocie

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Pre Amp can have a tremendous impact on

Quality (Class A)

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For setting up input levels, we want to

Supply as much signal as possible without exceeding 0 dB

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Setting up input levels & sending

send more to sample, send a greater dynamic range

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Input levels above zero

Nasty digital distortion occurs

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Red Input levels =

HOT

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Because volume levels make setting tricky, set levels at

loudest moment

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What does padding do

Decrease the input level by a fixed amount

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Padding fixed amount for decrease

Usually -10 dB or -20dB

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How to use padding

Simply push On/Off

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Padding is useful if

Your sound source is very LOUD

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Diff. devices & mics have different output levels. You can find padding options on _________

Several types of devices

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Phantom Power in Volts

48 Volts DC

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Condensor Mics use what kind of power

phantom power

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What uses phantom power?

Mic Pre-Amps & mixing boards

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How to use phantom power

Simple on/off button to push

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Phantom power uses generally one button for

All mic inputs

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What does a phase reverser do?

Flips the phase of a signal 180 degrees "out of phase

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Phase reverser would cause _____ but _______

Would cause cancellation, but we're using it to avoid cancellation.

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If you're going to _______ phase matters

MONO

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DAW's will allow you to

correct some phase later

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Phase reverser symbol

crossed out O

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Phase reverser how to use

push button on/off

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How many phase reverse buttons per unit?

1