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Live Audio: The Art of Mixing a Show by Dave Swallow

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CHAPTER 3

Electronics

You come into contact with electronics every time you use a mixing console or effect unit, speakers, amplifiers, and the like. With the birth of consoles and processors, electronics in this new digital age might seem very complicated; however, the initial principles are the same as always.

In this chapter, I’m going to provide a quick refresher on the basics of electronics and then go into a little more detail about ohms and power.

THE ELECTRONIC OLYMPICS

The most critical part of electronics is understanding how a circuit works. This will help you understand the process of patching up mic cables in a stage box, connecting speakers together, and, most importantly, re-patching.

The Circuit

An electronic circuit is like a ...

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