Audio Matrix (Inputs)
Continuing on in our exploration of the faders, gizmos, and doodads in the Audio Matrix. We’ve covered outputs, so now it’s time for inputs.
Down the left-hand side of the Audio Matrix you’ll see text boxes, and rows of text boxes. These rows represent the different channels of audio actually coming in from the file itself.
This file, opened in an audio editor, shows one channel. We would call this mono. In QLab it shows up then with just one row of input.
This file, opened in an audio editor, shows two channels. We would call this stereo. In QLab it shows up with two input rows.
Finally, this file, opened in an audio editor, shows 6 channels. This would be a 5.1 surround sound file. In QLab it then of course shows up with 6 input rows. A pro license of QLab allows up to 24 individual inputs in an audio file. I usually only use one or two.
Alright. On the left, these boxes are the master controls for the audio coming into the cues. Just like the outputs, I can change the level coming in. Because these are adjusted less frequently, they don’t have a corresponding fader, but I can simply type in a number here.
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How many individual inputs in an audio file can you have with a pro license?