DESCRIBE AND IDENTIFY THE AUDIO CONSOLE AND MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
REQUIRED TO TROUBLESHOOT AND REPAIR THE EQUIPMENT
Describe the functions of audio control consoles, and identify the equipment and maintenance
procedures for troubleshooting and repair.
Given information and illustrations about terms relating to audio control consoles and troubleshooting
and repair maintenance procedures.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledges by correctly responding to 80% of the
multiple-choice test covering functions terminology and identification of audio control consoles and
maintenance procedures for troubleshooting and repair.
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE AND IDENTIFY THE FUNCTIONS OF AUDIO AMPLIFIERS, SWITCHES, MIXERS,
MONITORS, AND SIGNAL PATHS
Audio console. The audio console is the nerve center for the audio portion of TV production,
just as the sync generator is the heart of the video equipment. However, the basic functions of these two
are vastly different. Whereas the sync generator provides a standard, the audio console does much
more. In this section, we shall see just how much more it does as we study the functions, signal paths,
mixing action, and monitoring facilities, which are all a part of the audio console. An audio console is
designed to handle audio signals from microphones, tape recorders, special effects consoles, and other
sources as necessary for sound production.
Functions. There are many functions which could be listed; however, for our purposes here, we
will consider those functions performed by amplifiers, switches, mixers, and monitors. Of course, for
the console to carry out its functions, there must be certain auxiliary equipment attached, as indicated by
various input and output terminations in Figure 1-1. Most consoles contain their own power supply.