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.
An electronic circuit is like a ...