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

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I/O Modules

In Chapter 3, we took a brief look at consoles, and in Chapter 4, we examined the different components in the console and the way they interacted in detail. To really understand mixing and everything we can do in a mix, it will be helpful to briefly review the way the signal flows through a console and what the main components will do for us. While every console is different, we will review the most common elements found on most consoles. As you will recall, the input/output (I/O) module is the location where we will perform most of our operations; it contains the components in Figures 10.3 and 10.4.

Figure 10.3. The components of a typical input/output (I/O) module from a Solid State Logic console. Photo courtesy of Solid State ...

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