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The SOS Guide to Live Sound by Paul White

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Chapter Four Audio Mixers

 

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Mixers, however simple, form a vital part of any live-sound system. Not only does the mixer provide the means to balance and equalise a number of different sources, it also offers a means of routing signals to different destinations, such as the main PA system, monitor speakers, external effects and processors, or internal effects. Building a mental map of the signal flow within your mixer really lets you get the most out of it, and certainly helps you troubleshoot the system when you are wondering why you can’t hear anything! Despite the general trend towards ever more affordable compact digital mixers for live ...

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