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Sound Board Components

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You’ve probably been to many events with one, but to the common eye, what a sound board does can be pretty ambiguous.

Simply put, a sound board (also known as a mixing board or mixer) takes multiple input signals—such as microphones, instruments, iPods, DJ turntables, etc.—and merges them together so they can be sent to speakers as one signal. The sound board is used to optimize the combined sounds by adjusting input levels, applying effects, equalization, and dynamics processing.

Learn how to use an audio mixer, soundboard, or mixing console with this infographic that explains the main components and functionality of each knob.

You've probably been to many events with one, but to the common eye, what a sound board does can be pretty ambiguous. Simply put, a sound board (also known as a mixing board or mixer) takes multiple input signals—such as microphones, instruments, iPods, DJ turntables, etc.—and merges them together so they can be sent to speakers as one signal. The sound board is used to optimize the combined sounds by adjusting input levels, applying effects, equalization, and dynamics processing. Learn how to use an audio mixer, soundboard, or mixing console with this infographic that explains the main components and functionality of each knob.

Score from the experts at Killer Visual Strategies

Visual Communication - 55%
Design - 65%
Content/Script - 65%
Usability - 60%

61%

Final Grade

This infographic explores the elements of a sound board. Each part is identified and connected to explanatory text. While the color differentiation is a helpful approach to design, the lack of other visuals beyond the primary photo means that a reader must rely on thee copy to understand what the sound board components do. The copy itself is helpful and provides useful information, but the paragraph structure may not be the most effective choice for this medium. This piece is clear and focused, but it needs a bit more shaping to achieve its goals as an infographic. We'd give this a D.

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