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What does the console give control over?

Volume
Tone
Blending
Routing
8 spacial positions for a large number of audio signal

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What are the 4 basic sections of the console?

Inputs
Outputs
Monitors
Master

2

What are the differences in the channel path and mix path on our console?

Channel path with go to the mixer
Channel path is live inputs and are sent to recorder
Mix path is where you listen and mix down what returns from the recorder

3

What is shared between the two paths?

Same channel strip
Aux and EQ is shared

4

What is the difference between a split and inline console layout?

Split console: channel strip and mix path is on opposite sides of each other
Inline console: channel strip and mix path are on the same side

5

What is a channel strip?

All the components in a single path in a console
Home of the input buttons for mic/line, phantom power, preamp

6

What is a direct out?

Full signal output

7

What is an insert?

Send/return of a signal to same point on channel strip

8

What is an auxiliary send?

Output with control over

9

What is the direct out used for?

To send signal directly to recorder
Bypass all/part of channel strip

10

What is an insert used for?

Change the way something sounds
Add effects like compression/EQ/other outboard effects

11

What is an auxiliary send used for?

To create headphone mixes
Send signal to effects like reverb and delays

12

What does the master section do?

Give control over the whole console or control each individual channel
"Global functions"

13

What is a bus?

A signal path through the console
Adds signal from any channel

14

What are 3 types of buses?

Stereo bus: main left/right output
Aux bus: sends to reverb and headphones
Track assignment bus: send signal to protools

15

What do the monitor controls allow us to change?

Switch between different sets of monitors
Reduce monitor level (dim)
Combine left and right signal (mono)

16

What are pre-fader sends?

Fader changes that don't affect the sound level

17

What are pre-fader sends used for?

Headphone mixes

18

What are post-fader sends?

Send level changes when the faders are moved

19

What are post-fader sends used for?

Effects

20

How is a PFL solo different from a SIP solo?

PFL lets you hear the full signal before the fader/send/pan are added
SIP lets you hear the signal after all the fader/send/pan changes

21

What is a hi/lo pass?

Cuts all freq past a selected point
High: /----
Low: ---\

22

What is a hi/lo shelf?

Raise or lower signal past a selected point
~~~< high
>~~~ low

23

What is a peak?

Raise or lower a selected band of frequencies
~~^~~✔️

24

What is a notch?

Elements very small
Study the Q, Gain, and Freq.

25

What is a normalled connection?

Breaks when you patch into top or bottom of pair

26

What is a half normalled connection?

Only breaks when patching into bottom of a pair

27

What is an open connection?

No normal connection, everything must be patched

28

What is gain?

Level of reduction or amplification
Adding/Removing energy

29

What is an equalizer?

Raising/lowering certain frequencies

30

What is a patch bay?

Collection of all inputs/outputs in the studio

31

What is a master fader?

Controls volume of stereo bus

32

What is a track assignment?

Bus to group signal to send to the recorder

33

What is mute?

Turns channel signal off

34

What is solo?

Turns all other tracks off, only hear selected track

35

What is dim?

Reduce monitor level

36

What is pan?

Place a signal left or right on stereo bus

37

What is an auxiliary master?

Only control volume of aux bus

38

What is automation?

Record changes to the console that playback in time with the music
"Flying faders"