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Unformatted text preview: Sound Board-The Basics Our soundboard is a Yamaha MC2404II. It has twenty-four channels. Each individual channel has an input that is used for plugging in XLR (microphone cords) and a couple of inputs that are not really used that often. Other than directly plugging in a microphone to the board our auditorium has pit pockets and other inputs around the auditorium that have places to plug in XLR cords and is then run to a snake in the spot tower which is then run to the soundboard. This is useful when using SM58 microphones (or any other type that that needs to be hardwired) on stage so that there is not a cord running from the soundboard to the stage. Each individual channel contains buttons and knobs to adjust different things about the sound coming into the channel. The first is the phantom power. This is used to send forty- eight volts DC of power to pins two and three on the XLR cords (which means that pin one sends the audio signal back) when using balanced dynamic microphones or line sources. Next is the PAD button. This is used to lower the input signal by twenty decibels. Use this when the sound coming into the board used to lower the input signal by twenty decibels....
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- Spring '08