photo caption: Signal layout for the 7th Cycle Post Production class

In this case, IO is not Saturn’s moon nor the 7 Dwarves’ work song. What I’m talking about are all the ins and outs that make a pro audio signal path do its assigned job. There’s no better illustration of this than the Conservatory’s 7th Cycle post classes where students learn how to set up an intricate web of video and audio and get it to work in sync, all locked to a single Word Clock source. Each time the students use the gear, it’s set up, then broken down and carefully packed away for the next class. Practice makes perfect is the mantra for this operation where signal path is king and a single missed connection can make the difference between success and failure.

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