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Music Production: Recording by Carlos Lellis

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SETTING GAIN STRUCTURE AND ROUTING SIGNALS

The following is a description of the steps necessary for the recording of a single microphone signal through the use of a typical large-format, analogue in-line console:

•    Ensure the control room output is ‘muted’.

•    Set the console onto ‘Record’ status (if such function is offered).

•    Assign the preferred faders to the channel and the monitor paths, i.e. choose whether to engage ‘Fader Reverse’.

•    Set the threshold for the channel ‘Signal Presence’ light (LED) to its minimum level.

•    Set the module meters to display ‘Channel Input’ levels, e.g. ‘Channel to Meters’ or ‘Channel I/P’ ...

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