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QLab 4 Show Control, 2nd Edition by Jeromy Hopgood

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4QLab and Audio Basics

 

 

 

Before one can truly understand the applications of a program like QLab, it is necessary to understand the basics of sound systems and how they function. The following section details some of these core concepts.

4.1 — Audio Systems

For most designers or technicians in the entertainment industry, audio systems fall into three basic categories: recording systems, reinforcement systems, and playback systems. Recording systems tend to consist of a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), a computer running sound editing software in conjunction with audio interface hardware. This audio interface allows the user to convert the analog signal from a microphone into a digital signal for editing in the audio software. With the ...

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