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Concert Sound and Lighting Systems, 3rd Edition by John Vasey

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CHAPTER 8

HOUSE MIXING CONSOLES

The several different types of front of house (FOH) mixing consoles all perform the same basic function to control the level, tone, and output designation of all console inputs (microphones, effects, tapes) and follow similar signal paths. The more sophisticated a console, the more functions it can perform and the more facilities it has available for complex applications (Figure 8–1).

INPUT CHANNEL  image

The following is a step-by-step explanation of all functions on an input channel in the order the signal follows.

INPUT

The input is connected through an XLR female socket on the rear panel of most consoles. This can ...

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