Understanding signal paths and gain stages


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Understanding signal paths and gain stages

Understanding the signal flow of audio and MIDI data and the gain stages along the signal path is crucial knowledge for any musician, recording engineer, and producer using Pro Tools. That knowledge will help you use your studio gear the way it was intended to work, enabling you to achieve optimal recording levels and help you avoid clipping or unwanted distortion. You'll also be able to troubleshoot just about anything in your Pro Tools studio signal flow. Let's follow the signal path from a vocalist to a set of monitors, that is, the entire input to output signal path.

As the vocalist sings into the mic, the mic picks up that energy and converts the acoustic energy into an electrical current. The signal then travels to the microphone preamplifier in your audio interface where the signal is boosted in level. Next, the signal is converted from analog to digital, from electrical current into zeros and ones. It goes into Pro Tools, and is routed to your hard drive where it's record...

Understanding signal paths and gain stages
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Understanding signal paths and gain stages provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by David Franz as part of the Pro Tools 9 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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