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Unformatted text preview: Fundamentals of Music Technology Student Manual Demo3: Phantom power and Mixers Goals: to demonstrate some of the functions and uses of mixers. This demonstration is comprised of 4 experiences. For each of the experiences keep in mind the questions posed below. 1. Phantom power and condenser microphones vs. dynamic microphones a. Do the signal levels from the two microphones with the same gain settings differ? b. If so, by how much do the levels differ? c. Why do the levels differ? d. How can we balance the differences in levels? e. Once the levels are balanced, how do the signals vary in sound quality or timbre? 2. Levels and EQ a. What is a gain stage? b. What is unity gain? c. What is Equalization (EQ)? d. What is the significance of EQ when the signal is a pure sine wave? e. What is the significance of EQ when this signal is a complex wave? f. How have we used EQ in previous demonstrations? If so, how? 3. Panning and Routing a. What are the applications where one would send different levels of the same signal to different speakers? b. What is panning? c. What is pre‐fader listen (PFL)? d. What is after‐fader listen (AFL)? e. What are some of the applications of PFL? f. What are some of the applications of AFL? 4. Effects Send/Receive/loop a. Please name some audio effects. b. With which effects do you hear the original sound along with the processed version of the sound? c. With which effects do you hear only the output of the effects processing? ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2012 for the course FMT E85 taught by Professor Juanpablobello during the Fall '09 term at NYU.

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