Q-sys Level One Training: Automatic Mixers (Version 1)

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Q-sys Level One Training: Automatic Mixers (Version 1) - Quiz

You are about to take the assessment for the Automatic Mixers Training Module. Please watch all Automatic Mixer videos before attempting this assessment. You must correctly answer 80% of the questions to successfully pass this assessment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Multiple Choice: Where will you find the Gain-Sharing and Gated Automatic Mixers in the Designer software?

    • A.

      In the Schematic Library under Audio Components > Mixers

    • B.

      In the Inventory in the Left-Side Pane

    • C.

      In the Schematic Library under Control Components > Automatic Mixers

    Correct Answer
    A. In the Schematic Library under Audio Components > Mixers
    Explanation
    In the Designer software, the Gain-Sharing and Gated Automatic Mixers can be found in the Schematic Library under the category of Audio Components > Mixers.

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  • 2. 

    Multiple Choice: How can you change the number of input channels in an Automatic Mixer?

    • A.

      Select the component, go to its Properties panel in the Right-Side Pane, and adjust the Channels field.

    • B.

      Double-click the component to open its Control Panel, and adjust the Channels field.

    • C.

      Right-click on the component and select Channels from the drop down menu.

    Correct Answer
    A. Select the component, go to its Properties panel in the Right-Side Pane, and adjust the Channels field.
    Explanation
    To change the number of input channels in an Automatic Mixer, you need to select the component and go to its Properties panel in the Right-Side Pane. From there, you can adjust the Channels field to the desired number of input channels. This allows you to customize the mixer according to your specific needs and requirements.

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  • 3. 

    Multiple Choice: What does the Side-Chain Filter field do in the Automatic Mixer’s properties panel?

    • A.

      Toggles the availability of a bandwidth/frequency selector in the mixer’s control panel

    • B.

      Enables multiple Automatic Mixers to be “daisy-chained” together

    • C.

      Adds an additional output pin to the component that can be wired to control devices

    Correct Answer
    A. Toggles the availability of a bandwidth/frequency selector in the mixer’s control panel
    Explanation
    The Side-Chain Filter field in the Automatic Mixer's properties panel allows the user to toggle the availability of a bandwidth/frequency selector in the mixer's control panel. This means that when the Side-Chain Filter is enabled, the user can adjust the bandwidth or frequency of the mixer's output signal, allowing for more precise control and customization of the audio output.

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  • 4. 

    Multiple Choice: Which field determines how long an audio signal must be in order to count as a viable source for opening a gate?

    • A.

      Detector Time

    • B.

      Signal Presence

    • C.

      Side-Chain Filter

    Correct Answer
    A. Detector Time
    Explanation
    The field that determines how long an audio signal must be in order to count as a viable source for opening a gate is the Detector Time. This means that the gate will only open if the audio signal surpasses the specified duration set in the Detector Time field.

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  • 5. 

    Multiple Choice: What does an Open LED indicate in the Automatic Mixer’s control panel?

    • A.

      It indicates that its associated channel’s gate is open

    • B.

      It indicates that its input pin is available for connection

    • C.

      It indicates that there is signal present but it is not yet strong enough to open a gate

    Correct Answer
    A. It indicates that its associated channel’s gate is open
    Explanation
    An Open LED on the Automatic Mixer's control panel indicates that the gate of the associated channel is open. This means that the signal from that channel is currently being allowed to pass through and is being mixed with the other signals.

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  • 6. 

    Multiple Choice: If a very quiet person is speaking into a microphone and it is not loud enough to reach the Open Threshold of a Gain-Sharing Automatic Mixer, how could you compensate for this?

    • A.

      Raise the Priority Gain knob of the channel in question

    • B.

      There is no way to compensate for this, you must ask the person to speak louder

    • C.

      Raise the Open Threshold of the entire Mixer

    Correct Answer
    A. Raise the Priority Gain knob of the channel in question
    Explanation
    To compensate for the quiet person speaking into the microphone, you can raise the Priority Gain knob of the channel in question. This will increase the gain or volume specifically for that channel, allowing the person's voice to be amplified and reach the Open Threshold of the Gain-Sharing Automatic Mixer.

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  • 7. 

    Multiple Choice: What does the Depth knob adjust?

    • A.

      How much attenuation is applied to closed channels

    • B.

      The number of available channel input pins on the component

    • C.

      The maximum amount of gain to be shared amongst channels

    Correct Answer
    A. How much attenuation is applied to closed channels
    Explanation
    The Depth knob adjusts the amount of attenuation applied to closed channels. This means that when a channel is closed or not in use, the Depth knob controls how much the signal is reduced or attenuated. This can be useful in situations where certain channels need to be muted or have their volume reduced.

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  • 8. 

    Multiple Choice: Which knob adjust the amount of attenuation that is applied to all channels when none are open?

    • A.

      Rest Gain

    • B.

      Threshold Level

    • C.

      Closed Level

    Correct Answer
    A. Rest Gain
    Explanation
    The Rest Gain knob adjusts the amount of attenuation that is applied to all channels when none are open. This means that it controls the overall volume or level of all channels when they are closed or not in use. By turning the Rest Gain knob, the user can increase or decrease the amount of attenuation applied to all channels, resulting in a higher or lower overall volume level.

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  • 9. 

    Multiple Choice: What does the Hold Time knob adjust?

    • A.

      The length of time that a channel will stay open after it drops beneath the Open Threshold level

    • B.

      The length of time it takes for the Mixer to apply the proper attenuation to an open channel

    • C.

      The length of time that a channel must reach its Threshold for its gate to be opened

    Correct Answer
    A. The length of time that a channel will stay open after it drops beneath the Open Threshold level
    Explanation
    The Hold Time knob adjusts the length of time that a channel will stay open after it drops beneath the Open Threshold level. This means that once the channel's signal level falls below the Open Threshold, the channel will remain open for the duration set by the Hold Time knob before closing again.

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  • 10. 

    Multiple Choice: What is the primary difference between the Gain-Sharing Automatic Mixer and the Gated Automatic Mixer?

    • A.

      The Gain-Sharing mixer actively shares gain across multiple open channels, while the Gated mixer gives more options on the criteria for which a channel is opened.

    • B.

      The Gain-Sharing mixer allows certain channels to be given priority over others while the Gated mixer focuses on balancing the audio of the mixed signal.

    • C.

      The Gain-Sharing mixer uses a channels gain to decide whether or not it should be open, while the Gated mixer uses the number of open channels to decide how much gain should be applied to each.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Gain-Sharing mixer actively shares gain across multiple open channels, while the Gated mixer gives more options on the criteria for which a channel is opened.
    Explanation
    The primary difference between the Gain-Sharing Automatic Mixer and the Gated Automatic Mixer is that the Gain-Sharing mixer actively shares gain across multiple open channels, while the Gated mixer gives more options on the criteria for which a channel is opened. In other words, the Gain-Sharing mixer focuses on distributing gain among open channels, while the Gated mixer allows for more flexibility in determining which channels are opened based on certain criteria.

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  • 11. 

    Check All that Apply: Select the available Modes of a channel in the Gated Automatic Mixer:

    • A.

      Automatic

    • B.

      Priority

    • C.

      Filibuster

    • D.

      Moderator

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Automatic
    B. Priority
    C. Filibuster
    Explanation
    The available modes of a channel in the Gated Automatic Mixer are Automatic, Priority, and Filibuster. The Automatic mode allows the mixer to automatically switch between channels based on audio activity. The Priority mode gives priority to specific channels, ensuring they are always heard over others. The Filibuster mode allows a specific channel to continuously transmit audio, overriding other channels.

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  • 12. 

    Check All that Apply: A channel’s signal on a Gated Automatic Mixer is higher than its Threshold but it has not been gated open. What is a possible explanation for this?

    • A.

      It is set to Priority Mode, as is another channel which is open and has a higher Priority.

    • B.

      It is set to Filibuster Mode, as is another channel which is already open.

    • C.

      There are no other channels open, and Last Mic On is active.

    • D.

      There are already as many channels open as the Max NOM will allow, and they are all further to the left.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. It is set to Priority Mode, as is another channel which is open and has a higher Priority.
    B. It is set to Filibuster Mode, as is another channel which is already open.
    D. There are already as many channels open as the Max NOM will allow, and they are all further to the left.
    Explanation
    The possible explanation for the given scenario is that the channel is set to Priority Mode, as is another channel which is open and has a higher priority. Additionally, it could be set to Filibuster Mode, as is another channel which is already open. Lastly, there are already as many channels open as the Max NOM will allow, and they are all further to the left.

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  • 13. 

    Multiple Choice: What does NOM stand for?

    • A.

      Number of Open Mics

    • B.

      Number Of Mics

    • C.

      Number of Mix

    Correct Answer
    A. Number of Open Mics
    Explanation
    NOM stands for Number of Open Mics. This acronym is commonly used in the context of live performances, particularly in comedy or music, to refer to the total number of open microphone slots available for performers. It is a measure of how many individuals or acts can participate in an open mic event.

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  • 14. 

    Multiple Choice: In the following setup, Channel 1 is reaching its Threshold but is not open. What would happen if you changed Channel 1’s mode to Priority? 

    • A.

      Channel 1 would open and Channel 3 would close

    • B.

      Channel 1 would open and Channel 2 would close

    • C.

      Channel 1 would open and Channel 2 and 3 would stay open

    Correct Answer
    A. Channel 1 would open and Channel 3 would close
    Explanation
    If Channel 1's mode is changed to Priority, it means that it will have higher priority over the other channels. Therefore, when Channel 1 reaches its threshold, it will open and take precedence over Channel 3, causing Channel 3 to close.

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  • 15. 

    Multiple Choice: In the following setup, Channels 2 and 3 are both reaching their Threshold but are not open. What would happen if you changed Channel 2’s mode to Automatic?

    • A.

      Channel 2 would open

    • B.

      Channels 2 and 4 would both open

    • C.

      Channels 2 and 4 would both open and Channel 1 would close

    Correct Answer
    A. Channel 2 would open
    Explanation
    If Channel 2's mode is changed to Automatic, it means that it will open when it reaches its threshold. Therefore, if Channel 2 is already reaching its threshold but not open, changing its mode to Automatic would cause Channel 2 to open.

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  • 16. 

    Multiple Choice: In the following setup, Channel 2 is reaching its Threshold but is not open. What would happen if you change Channel 2 to Priority Mode?

    • A.

      Channel 2 would open

    • B.

      Channel 2 would stay closed

    • C.

      Channel 2 would open and Channel 1 would close

    Correct Answer
    B. Channel 2 would stay closed
    Explanation
    If Channel 2 is reaching its threshold but is not open, changing it to Priority Mode would not cause it to open. This means that the priority mode does not prioritize the opening of Channel 2 over other channels. Therefore, Channel 2 would stay closed even after changing it to Priority Mode.

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  • 17. 

    Multiple Choice: If more mics are above their threshold than the Max NOM field will allow to be open, how does the Mixer decide which channels are opened and which are not?

    • A.

      Channels are given arbitrary priority from left to right

    • B.

      Channels are opened according to their Priority number, regardless of what Mode they are on

    • C.

      Channels that have reached their threshold the longest are given priority

    Correct Answer
    A. Channels are given arbitrary priority from left to right
    Explanation
    The mixer decides which channels are opened and which are not by giving them arbitrary priority from left to right. This means that the channels are prioritized based on their position, starting from the leftmost channel and moving towards the right.

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  • 18. 

    True or False: When linear attenuation is highlighted, one attenuation step is applied every time that the number of open mics doubles.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. When linear attenuation is highlighted, one attenuation step is applied every time that the number of open mics halves, not doubles.

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  • 19. 

    Multiple Choice: Given the following setup, how much attenuation would be applied to each open channel if four channels were to reach their threshold?

    • A.

      8 dB

    • B.

      10 dB

    • C.

      12 dB

    Correct Answer
    A. 8 dB
    Explanation
    If four channels were to reach their threshold, each channel would experience an attenuation of 8 dB.

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  • 20. 

    Multiple Choice: Given the following setup, how much attenuation would be applied to each open channel if four channels were to reach their threshold?

    • A.

      6 dB

    • B.

      9 dB

    • C.

      8 dB

    Correct Answer
    A. 6 dB
    Explanation
    If four channels were to reach their threshold, each channel would experience an attenuation of 6 dB.

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  • 21. 

    Multiple Choice: Given the following setup, how much attenuation would be applied to each open channel if four channels were to reach their threshold?

    • A.

      10 dB

    • B.

      12 dB

    • C.

      8 dB

    Correct Answer
    A. 10 dB
    Explanation
    If four channels were to reach their threshold, each channel would experience an attenuation of 10 dB.

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  • 22. 

    Fill in the BlankWhat is the name of the mode in which a channel is only opened if it has been assigned a higher value than the other open channels on the same mode?

    Correct Answer
    Priority, priority, PRIORITY, prior, PRIOR, Prior, Priority Mode, PRIORITY MODE, priority mode
    Explanation
    The mode in which a channel is only opened if it has been assigned a higher value than the other open channels on the same mode is called "priority mode".

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