This high level audio course is essential knowledge for anyone who wants to learn how analog consoles and their state of the art studios are "wired up." It gives you the deepest possible understanding of mixing console Signal Flow and I/O in both the analog and digital domains...
In the DAW world of pull-down menus and point & click selections we often don't realize how all of these actions are actually modifying the audio signal path. Maybe it's because we're not pushing real buttons and adjusting real knobs. Or maybe it's simply because we no longer make physical connections using patch cords and patch bays. Yet, understanding analog connections is key audio knowledge to have since all DAWs are based on these important analog concepts. It turns out that, if you really want to learn audio recording, plugins and mixing, you've got to understand the incredible signal path that audio tracks take on their convoluted journey to the console's output and, eventually, to your final mix.
This course has all the signal flow answers! With its detailed explanations, animations, graphics and excellent photographs, professor Paul Bissell takes you under the surface and deep into audio signal flow. Here you'll learn everything about I/O, sends, returns, EQ, phase, DI, mic preamps, mixing console circuitry, patch bays, outboard processors and more.
So if you really want to "get" audio, this advanced master class on analog signal flow will get you what you need to know. After finishing this course you'll sit in front of any analog console or DAW with a new confidence, assured that your audio recording skills are now at a whole new level!
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kawame davis wrote on May 17, 2014
Great video & amazing deep details about different mixing consoles about how some are similar & which ones to choose from but hopefully you will make another video explaining more about the other mixing consoles available out there. For instances the Avid etc.
Migrosdata wrote on July 3, 2013
Really interesting, this course is great and the teacher is very good.
the Cold Shoulder Kid wrote on May 13, 2013
I really enjoyed this course in conjunction with the school training that I am taking. It clarifies the basic signal flow of major console. Although, I do feel that there could have been more depth.
Starbuckna wrote on March 29, 2013
Excellent deep, deep dive into analog mixers - everything you ever wanted to know about signal flow, routing, sends, returns, inputs and outputs. Best one I've ever seen on this topic.
KD wrote on March 29, 2013
Easily understandable. Graphics of the work flow in a mixer are extremely helpful in this video. The video never dumps too much information at you at once. Great tutorial.
twinstigator wrote on March 3, 2013
One of the best videos I have viewed here on MPV. Very thoughtful in the flow of material presented. Looking forward to other videos by this trainer, Mr Paul Bissell.
C1ph3rd wrote on February 28, 2013
Awesome. Comprehensive discussion of mixer/daw signal flow. I wish I had watched this sooner. If you want to understand this topic, this will help.
Carl Fox wrote on February 19, 2013
So much content! Really great course which step by step goes through the design and layout of lots of different consoles. You may need a pen a paper to get the most out of this one... worth a watch!
Michael wrote on February 9, 2013
Everyone who uses a mixer should watch this video! I learned so much about signal flow - Amazing.
Marc wrote on July 5, 2012
I will need to watch this again. Paul has put an entire college course on this subject in one place, and did it in a very understandable way. Definitely not for abject beginners, as knowledge of both analog and DAW recording style is required, if only to have the terminology understood.