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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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Preamps

Although all consoles will not contain every feature described here (and some high-end consoles will contain far more features), consoles are generally similar, so we can cover the basic features common to most modules (see Figure 4.3).

Figure 4.3. The features of this module, from a Mackie CR series console, are typical of many modules. Photo courtesy of Mackie.

The first point at which the signal is manipulated by the console is determined by the type of signal present and selected. Consoles accept primarily two types of signals, line level and mic level. Although DJ consoles will also accept signal at phono level, as will older ...

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