CHAPTER 14 Power- and Ground-Related Issues






Throughout this book, we’ve seen how a production facility, in all its forms, involves the interconnection of various digital and analog devices to create a common task—to capture and produce good music and audio without adding clicks, pops and spurious noises to our tracks. This brings us to two aspects that are often overlooked in the overall design of a facility:

1. The need for proper grounding techniques (the way that devices interconnect without introducing outside electrical noises)

2. The need for proper power conditioning (the purity and isolation of a room’s power from the big, bad outside world)


Proper grounding is essential to maintaining equipment ...

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