Download Unit 1 Definitions and Questions
What does a sound system do? Where do you see sound systems?
The basic function of a sound system is to reinforce the sound.
At the heart of every sound system is a mixer. A mixer “mixes” the sound! You can call it the control center of the sound system.
The mixer receives signals from microphones, instruments, etc
The signal is processed for level and tone which can then go to the outputs (speakers).
Three functions of a mixer
Changes the sound
Combines the sounds
Mixes the sounds
Click here to play with an online mixer
Now try this online mixer - Beatbox DJ Mixer – Online Mixer
Powered vs. Unpowered
All mixers fall under two categories: POWERED OR UNPOWERED
Have an amplifier built in
Less cords and cables compared to unpowered systems
Hard to upgrade without replacing entire unit
Does not have an amplifier built in
Amp and Mixer are two separate units
What to do about all those Knobs!!
Looking at a mixer for the first time can be very overwhelming. Don’t worry this will be painless!!!
All you need to know is one channel strip. Once you have that concept down you can figure out any size mixer!
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