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    meuting channels in a tv feed?

    Would you guys suggest meuting things on a tv feed of a church servous or fade with the faders? I know for live sound I use the meuts but on tv should I use the faders?
    Any suggestions would be helpfull.
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    I *always* pot down sources (pot down = turn the potentiometer down). The mute button on most live or production boards is a hard mute, that is you are physically interrupting the circuit. Doing this mid-signal can cause clicks and distortion. If you want to change an input source or confirm a source is out, you should pot it down and then mute it, but you shouldn't be muting any source that is open unless your board has soft-mutes (like many radio on-air boards where pressing the on or off buttons creates a quick, unnoticeable fade, to prevent distortion).
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
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    I *always* pot down sources (pot down = turn the potentiometer down). The mute button on most live or production boards is a hard mute, that is you are physically interrupting the circuit. Doing this mid-signal can cause clicks and distortion. If you want to change an input source or confirm a source is out, you should pot it down and then mute it, but you shouldn't be muting any source that is open unless your board has soft-mutes (like many radio on-air boards where pressing the on or off buttons creates a quick, unnoticeable fade, to prevent distortion).
    You say pot it down, would this work with faders as well?
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    Yes. Faders are potentiometers, just like knobs, they just move in a line instead of a circle (in some boards, the physical interface of the fader is a rubber-band attached to a rotating potentiometer).
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
    http://www.videoproductionsupport.com/ Chat at: http://tinyurl.com/vpschat
    Follow me on twitter: @videosupport @eric_adler

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