This week I’ve been trying to get my head around signal pathways; an essential, transferable skill for those working in the Audio/video industry. Whether one is working on a MIDI interface, synchronising Video and audio, or working in a studio; knowing where our signal is going and what is happening to it is paramount.
Before I get knee deep in type’s digital or anologue signal to be sending from one machine to another I thought it would be nice to know a basic outline of what is happening in a simple analog studio setup. When we want to record vocals and add that little touch of reverb we need to know where to send the signal and where to send its effected return, therefore knowing the fundamentals can make mastering that track as easy as Pi.
Once we have a basic outlook at how signals are sent and returned, they can be used to our advantage.