Blackbird Academy Foundation Series Tutorial

Cables & Connectors

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    Cables & Connectors

    An introduction to the Cables & Connectors course.

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    What's on Your Cable?

    There are many different types of cables and connectors used in audio recording. Signals carried on these cables can be balanced, unbalanced, high impedance, low impedance, analog, digital, one channel, or many channels.

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    Balanced & Unbalanced Signals

    A standard mic cable considerably reduces this noise by using three separate methods for noise reduction, one of which is over 100 years old.

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    Analog & Digital Cables

    While mic and line level signals may use the same type of cable to get from here to there, in digital audio there is an entirely different set of cables, connectors, and requirements.

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    Bits, Bytes & More

    Digital audio is the most common format for recording and storage of sound in the modern studio.

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    Keeping it Neat

    Cables are a significant investment in your studio so it’s important to store and present them correctly during a session.

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    Time for Review

    A recap of some of the important concepts taught in the Cables & Connectors course.

Product Overview


Cables and connectors provide the pathways for audio signals to flow throughout the studio. Great connections can have a positive impact on not only the sound but also a creative difference in the recording process by maintaining the quality of the source and inspiring the performer.


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Cables & Connectors is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful This series has given me much insight into audio engineering.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from a very helpful video If you'll learning, brushing up, or reviewing your cable knowledge this video is for you. Its packed full of useful knowledge and worth the price.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good but very short I want to see like a table of most common cables and connectors widely used easy to remember.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative The information was very intriguing to know and to learn.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Very good explication. I would prefer a more detailed course though.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learnt a lot I really learnt a lot of new concepts
Date published: 2017-03-14
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