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