The function of mixer

A. What‘s the role of the mixer is?

No matter how sophisticated itself expensive, all the mixers have the same basic functions? Mix, to control the volume of the input signal, the effect of adding, where necessary for the processing , and sends the result to the appropriate final mixing of the target Department may be power amplifiers, recording equipment may be one Or both. Mixer is the hub of the sound source, so it is also an audio system is the most important part.

B. aspects of the selection guide Mixer

Mixer of a variety of different sizes and price points, so it is no wonder that people would want to choose what type of work in hand mixer as a mixer really need it confused. But you can ask yourself the following questions to help you narrow your search to the most appropriate mixer range. I want to use the console to do what? For multitrack recording or live performance or both? What is my budget? I have a number of audio equipment? As a basic criteria, your mixer and you need to have at least as many audio device input channels. And if you intend to purchase new equipment recently, then you have these additional inputs are also counted together. My application requires mixers have any special feature? For example, many of the equalizer, the auxiliary output, or directly output the recording needs. Do you need a portable mixer? Is my future place of work will be no system -powered phenomenon? I have fully read from beginning to end Soundcraft’s “from scratch learning tuning” of the? If you can answer these questions satisfactorily, you should have a clear need for a mixer for your exact specifications.


C. Control section describes

Now let’s see what you can find in a standard mixer control and input / output. Here we do with the Spirit SX example. If you have a very clear standard mixer control problems, then please look directly to Chapter 2. If you think a jargon difficult to understand the words, you can check in the professional Glossary (Chapter 8). MONO INPUTS mono input

A. Mic In Mic Input

Use the “XLR” mic input connector or DI boxes. About microphone input connection problems, see Chapter 7.

B. Line in Line Input

By using this connector can be connected to “line standard” instruments, such as keyboards, samplers or drum. It can also be used to accept returns multitrack tape recorders and other recording media. Line input is not designed for the channel microphone to use, although you can also use a microphone, but it does not play the best performance of the microphone. For details on the line input wiring, see Chapter 7.

C. Insert Point insertion point

The input module is used to insert such as a compressor or limiter external processor interface. Insertion point allows an external device into the input path? Figure 1.1.

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