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Console Quizzes & Trivia

SSL for Eric


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  • 1. 
    What is the signal flow in the SSL 4000, if the master status is set to 'Record' and 'Fader Reverse'?
    • A. 

      Channel:Mic input -> Small Fader -> Routing Matrix Monitor: Tape return -> Large Fader -> Quad bus

    • B. 

      Channel: Mic input -> Large Fader -> Quad bus Monitor: Tape return -> Small Fader -> Routing Matrix

    • C. 

      Channel:Line input -> Large Fader -> Routing matrix Monitor: Tape return -> Small Fader -> stereo bus

    • D. 

      Channel:Line input -> Small Fader -> Routing Matrix Monitor: Tape return -> Large Fader -> Quad bus

  • 2. 
    By selecting the direct button on module 19 you would expect
    • A. 

      The channel path to send a mix of bus 19 and other channel signals to group output 19

    • B. 

      The channel path to send bus 19 directly to the mix bus

    • C. 

      The channel path to send to bus 19 disabling all other feeds to bus 19

    • D. 

      The monitor path to send to bus 19 disabling all other feeds to bus 19

  • 3. 
    The buttons 'Ready Group' and 'Ready Tape' on the SSL
    • A. 

      Select the signal that you want to record to tape

    • B. 

      Select the status in every single I/O module, regardless of the master status

    • C. 

      Select the input signal to the monitor path

    • D. 

      Select the input signal to the channel path

    • E. 

      Both need to be pressed in order to enable the track for recording

  • 4. 
    The 'Subgroup' button at the input section of the channel path on module 20 takes it's feed from
    • A. 

      Quad bus

    • B. 

      Tape machine output 20

    • C. 

      Group 20

    • D. 

      Small fader 20

  • 5. 
    In the dynamics section on the SSL the 'Channel Out' button
    • A. 

      Switches the dynamics section into channel path post EQ

    • B. 

      Switches the dynamics section into channel path pre EQ

    • C. 

      Switches the dynamics section sidechain post EQ

    • D. 

      Switches the dynamics section to channel path post fader

  • 6. 
    On the SSL, in 'Mix' status, if the input button on the small fader is pressed the signal is taken
    • A. 

      Post Large fader

    • B. 

      Pre Large fader, pre processing

    • C. 

      Pre Large fader, post processing

    • D. 

      Post Larger fader, pre processing

  • 7. 
    The default solo on the SSL is
    • A. 

      AFL (non destructive)

    • B. 

      Solo in Place (destructive)

    • C. 

      PFL

    • D. 

      Inactive

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The three main signal paths for each channel in the SSL console are
    • A. 

      Channel, monitor and group (bus)

    • B. 

      Mic, line and Insert

    • C. 

      Channel, mic and monitor

    • D. 

      Quad bus, cue sends and external to monitors

  • 9. 
    The 'Split' button for the filters on the SSL puts the filters
    • A. 

      Post EQ

    • B. 

      Directly after the input of the channel path

    • C. 

      Directly after the input of the monitor path

    • D. 

      Post dynamics

  • 10. 
    In MIX status what is the feed for the small fader if only the 'Output' button is pressed
    • A. 

      Post processing, post fader

    • B. 

      Post processing, pre fader

    • C. 

      Pre processing, pre fader

    • D. 

      Pre processing, post fader

    • E. 

      Pre EQ, post Dyn, post fader

  • 11. 
    Which button on the SSL module switches the 'mic/line' Input to the channel path per module against the master status?
    • A. 

      Direct

    • B. 

      Float

    • C. 

      C/O

    • D. 

      Flip

    • E. 

      Phase Reverse

  • 12. 
    In Mix status, what is the feed for the small fader if both 'Input' and 'Output' are pressed.
    • A. 

      Post processing, post fader

    • B. 

      Post processing, pre fader

    • C. 

      Pre processing, pre fader

    • D. 

      Pre processing, post fader

    • E. 

      Pre EQ, post Dyn, post fade

  • 13. 
    The Float button on an SSL module
    • A. 

      Reverses the faders for that module against the master status, and sends the monitor signal to the matrix

    • B. 

      Switches the VCA fader into the monitor and reverses the signal flow against the master status

    • C. 

      Switches the channel signal to the routing matrix, nothing goes to the quad buss

    • D. 

      Sends the fader feeding the Quad bus to the Routing Matrix and disables the output of the other fader.

  • 14. 
    The 'Gate' button in the dynamics section on an SSL module
    • A. 

      Changes the compressor to a gate

    • B. 

      Changes the expander to a gate

    • C. 

      Mutes signals going into the expander below a certain threshold

    • D. 

      Switches the external key inputs from the patchbay into the sidechains

  • 15. 
    How many VCA group master faders does the SSL 4000 have?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      2

    • E. 

      None

  • 16. 
    With 'Record + Mix' Status selected:
    • A. 

      Places all modules to mic input

    • B. 

      Individual channel status is dependent on the selection of the Ready Group or Ready Tape buttons

    • C. 

      Disables the output of the fader feeding the matrix

    • D. 

      Disables the float button

    • E. 

      Individual channel status is dependent on the selection of the 'Float' button

  • 17. 
    In Record + Fader Reverse status
    • A. 

      Small fader feeds the Mix (quad) bus

    • B. 

      Small fader feeds the routing matrix

    • C. 

      Small fader output is disabled

    • D. 

      Large fader feeds the routing matrix

  • 18. 
    If you were creating a headphone mix from a cue send in 'REC + FADER REV' Status, you would typicaly select what buttons at the cue send.
    • A. 

      'Small Fader' button and the level pot to the down position

    • B. 

      'Pre' + 'Small Fader' buttons and the level pot to the 'down' position

    • C. 

      'Pre' button and the level pot to the down position

    • D. 

      'Pre' button and the level pot to the up position

  • 19. 
    What button allows you to send the Mix bus output directly to the cues (HeadPhones)
    • A. 

      Quad to Cues

    • B. 

      External to Monitors

    • C. 

      External to Studio

    • D. 

      Status Lock None

    • E. 

      It has to be patched

  • 20. 
    How many channels is the Compressor in the Center Section.
    • A. 

      2 channels (Stereo)

    • B. 

      4 channels (Quad)

    • C. 

      6 channels (5.1)

    • D. 

      8 channels (7.1)

  • 21. 
    What is the normal SMPTE patch so the SSL computer can read SMPTE from the analog multitrack.
    • A. 

      Group Output 24 to 'Gen' patch point

    • B. 

      MOTU SMPTE Output to 'Read' patch point

    • C. 

      Multitrack Return 24 to 'Read' patch point

    • D. 

      Multitrack Return 24 to patch point A in the SMPTE to machines sections

  • 22. 
    The 'I' selection on the thumbwheels at the bottom of each VCA fader solo isolates from what?
    • A. 

      Channel Solos only

    • B. 

      Group Solos only

    • C. 

      Channel & Group Solos

    • D. 

      It has nothing to do with solo isolate

  • 23. 
    Pulling the Group Trim pot on any module solo isolates that module from what?
    • A. 

      Channel Solos only

    • B. 

      Group Solos only

    • C. 

      Channel & Group Solos

    • D. 

      It has nothing to do with solo isolate

  • 24. 
    The first 8 outputs of Pro Tools are normaled to what modules?
    • A. 

      1-8

    • B. 

      17-24

    • C. 

      25-32

    • D. 

      None, Pro Tools must be patched

  • 25. 
    By selecting the 'PRE' + 'IN' buttons in the insert section of a module on the SSL
    • A. 

      You enable the insert return pre EQ in the monitor path

    • B. 

      You enable the insert return pre EQ in the channel path

    • C. 

      You enable the insert return post EQ in the channel path

    • D. 

      You enable the insert return post EQ in the monitor path

    • E. 

      You send a feedback loop to the headphones deafening the singer and securing your career as a NYC Bus Driver

  • 26. 
    Fast attack on the compressor or gate is selected by
    • A. 

      Pulling up the ratio or range knob

    • B. 

      Pulling up the release knob

    • C. 

      Pulling up the threshold knob

    • D. 

      Pushing down the release knob

    • E. 

      Pushing down the ratio or range knob

  • 27. 
    To key a gate externally the trigger signal must be
    • A. 

      In the monitor path

    • B. 

      Filtered in the side chain

    • C. 

      Patched into the key input on the patch bay

    • D. 

      Louder than the signal it is triggering

  • 28. 
    Is it possible to feed the Echo Returns in the Center Section to the headphone mix?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No, there is no way to do it

    • C. 

      Yes, but you have to patch the return directly into the headphone mix

    • D. 

      No, you have to patch the returns back to modules

  • 29. 
    The AFL solo on the SSL 4000G uses
    • A. 

      The quad bus

    • B. 

      A separate mono solo bus

    • C. 

      The group matrix

    • D. 

      Modules in record mode only

    • E. 

      The cue sends output

  • 30. 
    To activate the side-chain on the dynamics section
    • A. 

      Plug any signal into the key input

    • B. 

      Patch into the insert return

    • C. 

      Hit ready tape button

    • D. 

      Hit 'Ch In' or 'Ch Out' and 'Mon' buttons

    • E. 

      The dynamics section must be after the EQ