What Do You Know About Touchmix Compact Digital Mixer? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What are the different models of TouchMix?

    • A.

      TouchMix-16 and TouchMix-8

    • B.

      TouchMix-16 and TouchMix-24

    • C.

      TouchMix-Simple and TouchMix-Advanced

    • D.

      TouchMix-8 and TouchMix-Pro

    Correct Answer
    A. TouchMix-16 and TouchMix-8
    Explanation
    The different models of TouchMix are TouchMix-16 and TouchMix-8.

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  • 2. 

    What connections are on the back of the TouchMix?

    • A.

      XLR Main Outputs

    • B.

      XLR Auxiliary outputs

    • C.

      XLR Talkback Mic input

    • D.

      Power connection

    • E.

      Accessory Jack

    • F.

      2 USB Ports

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. XLR Main Outputs
    B. XLR Auxiliary outputs
    C. XLR Talkback Mic input
    D. Power connection
    E. Accessory Jack
    F. 2 USB Ports
    Explanation
    The TouchMix has various connections on its back, including XLR Main Outputs, XLR Auxiliary outputs, XLR Talkback Mic input, Power connection, Accessory Jack, and 2 USB Ports. These connections allow for audio output, input, and communication, as well as power supply and connectivity with other devices.

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  • 3. 

    What is the main difference between the different models of TouchMix?

    • A.

      Different number of inputs and outputs, but the same power and processing

    • B.

      Different processing speed and internal memory

    • C.

      Different colors and construction materials

    Correct Answer
    A. Different number of inputs and outputs, but the same power and processing
    Explanation
    The main difference between the different models of TouchMix is the number of inputs and outputs. While they have the same power and processing capabilities, each model offers a different configuration of inputs and outputs. This means that users can choose a model that best suits their specific needs in terms of the number of audio sources they need to connect and the number of outputs they require for routing audio signals.

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  • 4. 

    What is the best suggested method of operating the TouchMix?

    • A.

      “Touch and Turn,” one hand on the touchscreen, one hand on the Master Wheel.

    • B.

      “Slam and Bam,” both fists on the touchscreen, repeatedly.

    • C.

      “Wait and Hope,” no hands on the mixer, wait for someone else to do it for you.

    • D.

      “Scratch and Sniff,” one finger and one nose on the touchscreen.

    Correct Answer
    A. “Touch and Turn,” one hand on the touchscreen, one hand on the Master Wheel.
    Explanation
    The best suggested method of operating the TouchMix is to use the "Touch and Turn" approach, which involves using one hand on the touchscreen and the other hand on the Master Wheel. This allows for a combination of touch controls and physical knob adjustments, providing a more precise and intuitive control over the mixer's functions.

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  • 5. 

    The TouchMix allows for phantom power to be toggled on or off for each input channel individually.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The TouchMix mixer provides the option to enable or disable phantom power for each input channel separately. This feature allows users to selectively apply phantom power to the necessary channels, which is useful when connecting condenser microphones or other devices that require phantom power. By toggling phantom power on or off for each channel individually, users have greater control and flexibility over their audio setup.

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  • 6. 

    What is the advantage of Simple and Advanced Mode?

    • A.

      Simple mode provides fewer controls to quickly adjust a particular process, while Advanced Mode gives more experienced users control over every aspect of the process.

    • B.

      Simple mode makes the text and fader heads oversized, while Advanced mode makes it intentionally difficult to read text or make changes.

    • C.

      Simple mode provides nothing but one gain fader for every channel, and Advanced mode requires a password to access further control.

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple mode provides fewer controls to quickly adjust a particular process, while Advanced Mode gives more experienced users control over every aspect of the process.
    Explanation
    Simple mode provides fewer controls to quickly adjust a particular process, while Advanced Mode gives more experienced users control over every aspect of the process. This means that in Simple mode, users have access to only the essential controls needed for basic adjustments, making it easier and quicker to make changes. On the other hand, Advanced mode offers a more comprehensive set of controls, allowing experienced users to have complete control and customization over the process. This flexibility is beneficial for those who require more precise adjustments and want to fine-tune every aspect of the process.

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  • 7. 

    If you change any one screen from Advanced to Simple Mode, then all screens will now default to Simple Mode.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Changing one screen from Advanced to Simple Mode does not affect the default mode of all other screens. Each screen can have its own default mode, and changing the mode of one screen does not automatically change the mode of all other screens. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 8. 

    If you change a screen from Advanced to Simple Mode, all of your advanced settings are lost and reset by the simple controls.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Changing a screen from Advanced to Simple Mode does not result in the loss or reset of advanced settings. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    What is the advantage of using the factory channel presets?

    • A.

      Less experienced users can add professionally-created EQ for their instruments with the touch of a few buttons.

    • B.

      Experienced audio engineers can save time by using a preset and then fine-tuning any remaining parameters for their venue.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Less experienced users can add professionally-created EQ for their instruments with the touch of a few buttons.
    B. Experienced audio engineers can save time by using a preset and then fine-tuning any remaining parameters for their venue.
    Explanation
    The advantage of using the factory channel presets is that less experienced users can easily add professionally-created EQ for their instruments with just a few button presses. This allows them to achieve a high-quality sound without having to manually adjust the EQ settings themselves. Additionally, experienced audio engineers can also benefit from using presets as it saves them time. They can quickly load a preset and then make any necessary fine-tuning adjustments to suit the specific venue or sound requirements.

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  • 10. 

    When loading a preset to a channel, what does the “Omit Name” option do?

    • A.

      It will preserve the channel’s current name when the Preset is loaded.

    • B.

      It will delete the channel’s current name and restore its default name setting.

    • C.

      It will remove the name field entirely from the channel and make the gain fader taller.

    Correct Answer
    A. It will preserve the channel’s current name when the Preset is loaded.
    Explanation
    The "Omit Name" option, when selected, will keep the channel's existing name intact when a preset is loaded. This means that the preset will not change the name of the channel and it will remain the same as before the preset was applied.

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  • 11. 

    How were the channel presets created?

    • A.

      A team of TouchMIx engineers spent weeks working with real musicians and a variety of instruments and PA gear to create useful presets that work for actual performances.

    • B.

      Presets were applied to synthesized instruments in a studio by one engineer using headphones only.

    • C.

      EQ, Compression, and Gate was randomly assigned to channels, and then labeled based on what sort of instrument the end result sounded like.

    Correct Answer
    A. A team of TouchMIx engineers spent weeks working with real musicians and a variety of instruments and PA gear to create useful presets that work for actual performances.
    Explanation
    A team of TouchMIx engineers collaborated with real musicians and used various instruments and PA gear to develop presets that are practical and effective for live performances.

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  • 12. 

    When a new Scene is saved, what information is stored/recalled within that scene?[CHECK ALL THAT APPLY]

    • A.

      Channel presets

    • B.

      FX selections

    • C.

      Pan

    • D.

      Fader settings

    • E.

      EQ

    • F.

      Compression

    • G.

      Gates

    • H.

      Channel names

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Channel presets
    B. FX selections
    C. Pan
    D. Fader settings
    E. EQ
    F. Compression
    G. Gates
    H. Channel names
    Explanation
    When a new Scene is saved, the information that is stored/recalled within that scene includes channel presets, FX selections, pan settings, fader settings, EQ settings, compression settings, gates settings, and channel names.

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  • 13. 

    What are the available FX processors?[CHECK ALL THAT APPLY]

    • A.

      Basic Chorus

    • B.

      Pitch Change

    • C.

      Dense Reverb

    • D.

      Lush Reverb

    • E.

      Mono Delay

    • F.

      Stereo Delay

    • G.

      Doppler Effect

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Basic Chorus
    B. Pitch Change
    C. Dense Reverb
    D. Lush Reverb
    E. Mono Delay
    F. Stereo Delay
    Explanation
    The available FX processors are Basic Chorus, Pitch Change, Dense Reverb, Lush Reverb, Mono Delay, and Stereo Delay.

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  • 14. 

    How many FX processors can be used simultaneously?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    The given answer states that 4 FX processors can be used simultaneously. This means that a system or device has the capability to utilize and process data from four different FX processors at the same time. This could be relevant in situations where high processing power is required, such as in gaming or multimedia applications, where multiple processors can handle complex calculations and graphics rendering simultaneously.

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  • 15. 

    How many channels can be sent to a single FX processor?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      As many as you like

    Correct Answer
    D. As many as you like
    Explanation
    The answer "As many as you like" suggests that there is no specific limit to the number of channels that can be sent to a single FX processor. This implies that the FX processor has the capability to handle any number of channels that the user desires, making it a flexible and versatile tool for audio processing.

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  • 16. 

    What does the FX Wizard do?

    • A.

      Lets a user quickly apply an FX preset to multiple channels based on instrument type and style.

    • B.

      Lets a user manage pyrotechnic and laser lighting rigs through the TouchMix.

    • C.

      Lets a user change the color scheme and sound effects of the TouchMix navigation.

    Correct Answer
    A. Lets a user quickly apply an FX preset to multiple channels based on instrument type and style.
    Explanation
    The FX Wizard allows a user to easily apply a pre-set effect (FX) to multiple channels. This can be done based on the instrument type and style, making it convenient for users to add effects to their audio channels without having to manually adjust each one individually.

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  • 17. 

    The FX Wizard will only show the FX styles that are relevant to the specified instrument type.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The FX Wizard is designed to display only the FX styles that are applicable or suitable for the specified instrument type. This means that it will filter out any irrelevant or incompatible FX styles, ensuring that only the relevant options are presented to the user. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately describes the functionality of the FX Wizard.

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  • 18. 

    What is the primary purpose of the Gain Wizard?

    • A.

      It indicates the amount of clipping that has occurred on each channel, and recommends how much its input trim knob should be adjusted.

    • B.

      It automatically mixes your channel’s gain faders for the best sounding band mix.

    • C.

      It normalizes all channels by adding gain to softer inputs and removing it from louder inputs.

    Correct Answer
    A. It indicates the amount of clipping that has occurred on each channel, and recommends how much its input trim knob should be adjusted.
    Explanation
    The primary purpose of the Gain Wizard is to indicate the amount of clipping that has occurred on each channel and recommend how much its input trim knob should be adjusted. This feature helps to ensure that the audio signal remains within the desired range and avoids distortion caused by clipping. By providing recommendations for adjusting the input trim knob, the Gain Wizard assists in optimizing the audio quality and preventing any potential issues with clipping.

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  • 19. 

    What does it mean if a channel remains red in the mini-fader bank at the top of the Main screen?

    • A.

      That channel has experienced clipping.

    • B.

      That channel is muted.

    • C.

      That channel does not have anything connected to it.

    • D.

      That channel has phantom power active.

    Correct Answer
    A. That channel has experienced clipping.
    Explanation
    If a channel remains red in the mini-fader bank at the top of the Main screen, it means that the channel has experienced clipping. Clipping occurs when the audio signal exceeds the maximum level that the channel can handle, resulting in distortion. The red color indicates that the signal has reached or surpassed this threshold, alerting the user to adjust the levels to prevent further clipping and maintain audio quality.

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  • 20. 

    When might a USB thumb drive be used in regards to Recording functions?

    • A.

      Only for recording a single stereo track

    • B.

      For recording all 22-tracks of a recording session

    • C.

      Never, this device is not usable for any recording purposes.

    Correct Answer
    A. Only for recording a single stereo track
    Explanation
    A USB thumb drive might be used for recording a single stereo track because it has the capacity to store audio files. It can be connected to a recording device or a computer to capture and save the audio data. However, it may not be suitable for recording all 22-tracks of a recording session as it may not have enough storage space or the necessary capabilities. Therefore, it is not accurate to say that the device is not usable for any recording purposes, as it can be used for specific recording needs.

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  • 21. 

    What file system must any hard drive/thumb drive have to be used by the TouchMix?

    • A.

      FAT32

    • B.

      FAT

    • C.

      NTFS

    • D.

      ESATA

    Correct Answer
    A. FAT32
    Explanation
    The correct answer is FAT32. The TouchMix requires a hard drive or thumb drive with the FAT32 file system in order to be used. FAT32 is a widely compatible file system that can be read and written by various operating systems, making it suitable for use with the TouchMix.

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  • 22. 

    What two hard drives do the video recommend for an efficient recording workflow?

    • A.

      Show Drive and Archive Drive

    • B.

      Performance Drive and Studio Drive

    • C.

      Live Drive and Prerecorded Drive

    • D.

      Travel Drive and Network Drive

    Correct Answer
    A. Show Drive and Archive Drive
    Explanation
    The video recommends using a Show Drive and an Archive Drive for an efficient recording workflow. The Show Drive is likely used for recording and storing the current show or project, while the Archive Drive is used for long-term storage and backup of completed projects. This setup allows for easy access to the current work on the Show Drive, while keeping completed projects organized and safe on the Archive Drive.

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  • 23. 

    In regards to recording, what is the difference between the Track and Arm controls on a channel?

    • A.

      Track will use the recorded track on the hard drive as the channel’s source, while Arm will enable that channel to be recorded.

    • B.

      Track will keep a log of all changes made to that channel, while Arm will restore the channel to its last saved state.

    • C.

      Track will set up the channel to be recorded onto the hard drive, and Arm will begin the recording session.

    Correct Answer
    A. Track will use the recorded track on the hard drive as the channel’s source, while Arm will enable that channel to be recorded.
    Explanation
    The difference between the Track and Arm controls on a channel is that the Track control uses the recorded track on the hard drive as the channel's source, while the Arm control enables that channel to be recorded.

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  • 24. 

    It is important to press the STOP button after any recording session before disconnecting the hard drive or powering down the mixer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pressing the STOP button after a recording session is important because it allows the hard drive and mixer to properly close and finalize the recording. This ensures that the data is saved correctly and prevents any potential loss or corruption of the recording. Disconnecting the hard drive or powering down the mixer without pressing the STOP button can result in incomplete or damaged recordings. Therefore, it is essential to press the STOP button before disconnecting or powering down.

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  • 25. 

    The TouchMix-16 can use Aux 7/8 or Aux 9/10 as a source for its 2-track recording channel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The TouchMix-16 has the capability to use either Aux 7/8 or Aux 9/10 as a source for its 2-track recording channel. This means that the user can choose between these two auxiliary inputs to record audio onto the 2-track recording channel of the TouchMix-16.

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  • 26. 

    How could you make a 2-track mix-down of a multi-track recording on the hard drive?

    • A.

      Select all channels to use Track as their source and arm the 2-track recording channel.

    • B.

      Select “hard drive mixdown” as the source of a channel and send it to an auxiliary output.

    • C.

      This cannot be accomplished with the TouchMix, and must be done using a DAW.

    Correct Answer
    A. Select all channels to use Track as their source and arm the 2-track recording channel.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that in order to make a 2-track mix-down of a multi-track recording on the hard drive, you need to select all channels to use Track as their source and arm the 2-track recording channel. This means that you are selecting all the individual tracks of the multi-track recording and routing them to the 2-track recording channel, which will create a mix-down of those tracks. This process allows you to consolidate all the tracks into a single stereo mix.

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  • 27. 

    To update the firmware on your TouchMix with a flash drive, the drive must be formatted to use what type of file system?

    • A.

      NTFS file system

    • B.

      N64 file system

    • C.

      FAT32 file system

    Correct Answer
    C. FAT32 file system
    Explanation
    To update the firmware on your TouchMix with a flash drive, the drive must be formatted to use the FAT32 file system. This is because the TouchMix system is designed to recognize and read flash drives that are formatted in the FAT32 file system. Using any other file system, such as NTFS or N64, would result in the TouchMix system being unable to read the flash drive and therefore unable to update the firmware.

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  • 28. 

    What is the file type of TouchMix firmware updates?

    • A.

      *.rar

    • B.

      *.tar.gz

    • C.

      *.qsc

    • D.

      *.zip

    Correct Answer
    B. *.tar.gz
    Explanation
    The file type of TouchMix firmware updates is *.tar.gz. This type of file is a compressed archive that contains multiple files and folders. It is commonly used in Linux and Unix systems for software distribution and installation. The *.tar.gz format allows for efficient compression and is often used for large files or packages that need to be downloaded or transferred.

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  • 29. 

    About how long does it take to update the TouchMix firmware?

    • A.

      30 - 45 seconds

    • B.

      5 - 10 minutes

    • C.

      20 - 30 minutes

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 - 10 minutes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5 - 10 minutes. Updating the TouchMix firmware typically takes between 5 to 10 minutes. This process involves installing the latest software version on the device, which may include bug fixes, new features, or improvements to the system. It is important to allocate enough time for the update to ensure a successful installation and avoid any interruptions during the process.

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  • 30. 

    How can audio files be moved onto the TouchMix console?

    • A.

      Simply drag and drop the new files onto your external hard drive and plug it into the TouchMix.

    • B.

      Use a DAW Utility.

    • C.

      Place a cassette tape into the TouchMix and push the record button.

    Correct Answer
    B. Use a DAW Utility.
    Explanation
    Using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) utility is the correct method for moving audio files onto the TouchMix console. A DAW utility allows for seamless transfer of audio files between devices, providing a more efficient and reliable method compared to dragging and dropping files onto an external hard drive or using a cassette tape.

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  • 31. 

    When using the overdubbing feature:

    • A.

      TouchMix will play the previously recorded track while simultaneously recording.

    • B.

      Only the last take of the recording will play from the TouchMix.

    • C.

      Every take is recorded onto your external hard drive.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. TouchMix will play the previously recorded track while simultaneously recording.
    B. Only the last take of the recording will play from the TouchMix.
    C. Every take is recorded onto your external hard drive.
    Explanation
    When using the overdubbing feature on TouchMix, it allows you to play the previously recorded track while simultaneously recording. This means that you can listen to the existing track while adding new layers or parts to it. However, only the last take of the recording will play from the TouchMix, meaning that if you have multiple takes or layers, only the most recent one will be audible. Additionally, every take is recorded onto your external hard drive, ensuring that all the recorded material is saved for further editing or mixing.

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  • 32. 

    The TouchMix saves all recorded audio into a separate folder for each armed channel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The TouchMix saves all recorded audio into separate folders for each armed channel. This means that when recording audio, each channel will have its own designated folder where its recorded files will be stored. This organization allows for easy access and management of the recorded audio files, making it convenient for users to locate and work with specific channel recordings.

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