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Basic Signal Flow

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Basic Signal Flow

Basic Signal Flow

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      To achieve a high signal-to-noise ratio into the channel strip

    • B. 

      To acheive a low signal to noise ratio to 'tape

    • C. 

      To acheive a low signal to noise ratio into the channel strip

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What is the frequency range of the Mid-Sweep Eq? 
    • A. 

      100hz-800hz

    • B. 

      100hz-8khz

    • C. 

      1khz-8khz

    • D. 

      800hz-1khz

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which Aux Sends can be used to create a headphone mix for a musician? 
    • A. 

      Aux 1 & 2

    • B. 

      Aux 3 & 4

    • C. 

      Aux 5 & 6

    • D. 

      All of them

    • E. 

      You don't use Aux Sends to make a headphone mix

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are NOT effects to be used with Aux Sends?
    • A. 

      Reverb

    • B. 

      Eq

    • C. 

      Delay

    • D. 

      Compressor

    • E. 

      Both an Eq & a Compressor

  • 5. 
    Which of the following correctly explains TRS?
    • A. 

      TIP= Return, RING= Send, SLEEVE= Shield

    • B. 

      TIP= Shield, RING= Return, SLEEVE= Send

    • C. 

      TIP= Send, RING= Shield, SLEEVE= Return

    • D. 

      TIP= Send, RING= Return, SLEEVE= Shield

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 6. 
    Where does the POST Aux send get its feed?
    • A. 

      PRE Eq, POST Lo Cut

    • B. 

      PRE Fader, POST Pan

    • C. 

      PRE Pan, POST Fader

    • D. 

      PRE Lo Cut, Post Insert

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 7. 
    Where does the PRE Aux Send get its feed from?
    • A. 

      PRE Eq, POST Lo Cut

    • B. 

      PRE Trim, POST Insert

    • C. 

      PRE Fader, POST Eq

    • D. 

      PRE Assignments, POST Direct Out

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 8. 
    Which Aux Return has the most output assignment options?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 9. 
    On any SINGLE channel of the 1604, how many aux sends can be used at the  same time?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

    • E. 

      3

  • 10. 
    The low cut filter on the 1604 can be used to
    • A. 

      Boost the low frequencies

    • B. 

      Cut out rumble and transmission noise

    • C. 

      Create resonance effects in the low frequencies

    • D. 

      Cut the high frequencies

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 11. 
    One advantage of using Direct Outs on the mackie recording consoles would be
    • A. 

      A shorter, cleaner signal path

    • B. 

      You are able send the signal pre-fader

    • C. 

      Ability to route multiple channels to a single tape track

    • D. 

      It allows you to bypass the aux sends

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 12. 
    The most common way to send to time based effect units is
    • A. 

      Pre fader, from tape send

    • B. 

      Post fader from tape send

    • C. 

      Pre fader, from tape return

    • D. 

      Post fader, from tape return

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    A headphone mix is created by sending signals
    • A. 

      Pre fader, from tape send

    • B. 

      Post fader fron the tape send

    • C. 

      Pre fader, from tape return

    • D. 

      Post fader, from tape return

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Phantom power on the 1604 is ...
    • A. 

      9 volts DC

    • B. 

      117 volts AC

    • C. 

      48 volts DC

    • D. 

      48 volts AC

    • E. 

      12 volts DC

  • 15. 
    An insert would NOT be used to patch in
    • A. 

      An equalizer

    • B. 

      A delay unit

    • C. 

      A compressor

    • D. 

      A noise gate

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    The main difference between an inline console and a split console is
    • A. 

      A split console can't be used for monitoring

    • B. 

      An inline console has an EQ section

    • C. 

      A split console allows bussing

    • D. 

      A split console contains aux sends

    • E. 

      A split console must use a separate channel strip to return your signal from tape

  • 17. 
    The solo mode on the 1604 that includes panning position is...
    • A. 

      Afl

    • B. 

      Pfl

    • C. 

      Nfl

    • D. 

      Ssp

    • E. 

      Ssl

  • 18. 
    On the 1604, the Hi Shelf Eq is fixed at
    • A. 

      8 kHz

    • B. 

      10 kHz

    • C. 

      12 kHz

    • D. 

      16 kHz

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    The slope of the 1604 low cut filter is
    • A. 

      6 dB/octave

    • B. 

      12 dB/octave

    • C. 

      18 dB/octave

    • D. 

      24 dB/octave

    • E. 

      3 dB/octave

  • 20. 
    The 1604's lo cut filter cutoff frequency is
    • A. 

      60 Hz

    • B. 

      75 Hz

    • C. 

      80 Hz

    • D. 

      100 Hz

    • E. 

      10 kHz

  • 21. 
    The 1604's low frequency equalization is what type of EQ?
    • A. 

      Full parametric

    • B. 

      Sweepable peak

    • C. 

      Shelf

    • D. 

      Graphic

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    A signal panned hard left will drop ___ dB when panned to center.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      10

  • 23. 
    Which aux sends can switch between pre and post fader mode on the 1604?
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      3 and 4

    • C. 

      5 and 6

    • D. 

      3 and 4, 5 and 6 (split)

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Phantom power is necessary for
    • A. 

      The operation of condenser microphones

    • B. 

      The proper regulation of power for the console

    • C. 

      The operation of any outboard gear plugged into an insert

    • D. 

      The operation a dynamic microphones

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    The connector used for an insert patch on the 1604 is
    • A. 

      A TRS 1/4 inch plug

    • B. 

      An XLR connector

    • C. 

      An RCA connector

    • D. 

      A TS 1/4 inch plug

    • E. 

      A 5 pin DIN plug

  • 26. 
    An insert would be considered
    • A. 

      A parallel connection

    • B. 

      A SCSI connection

    • C. 

      A multiple connection

    • D. 

      A serial connection

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    The Main Outputs are designed to
    • A. 

      Go to a multitrack tape recorder

    • B. 

      Go to a stereo dynamics fx processor

    • C. 

      Go to a 2 track recording device

    • D. 

      Go to the speakers in the control room

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    Direct Outs are typically used
    • A. 

      To go to tape

    • B. 

      To go to time based fx

    • C. 

      To go to dynamic fx

    • D. 

      To make headphone mixes with

    • E. 

      To record the final mix

  • 29. 
    AFL stands for
    • A. 

      All Faders Listen

    • B. 

      All Faders Level

    • C. 

      After Flow Level

    • D. 

      After Fader Listen

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    PFL stands for
    • A. 

      Post Fader Level

    • B. 

      Pre Fader Listen

    • C. 

      Poor Fader Level

    • D. 

      Potentiometer Fader Level

    • E. 

      None of the aboce