Audio Mixer

Posted on Feb 6, 2014

In this project, we will build an audio mixer, which is a device that can add different audio signals together into one output. For example, say, one audio input is a cappella, with a personG ‚¬ s lone voice singing and another audio signal is background music. With an audio mixer, you can combine the background music with the singing to have a

Audio Mixer
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n output as if both audio signals were together, in other words, mixed, which is the function of a mixer. This project will serve to teach you about mixers and how they can be constructed cheaply using a few resistors, potentiometers, capacitors, and a JFET transistor. It will do everything that a mixer is supposed to do: combine signals from different signal sources, with the capability of being able to change the volumes of the input signal sources as well as overall volume of the mixer output. A mixer is really nothing more than an adder. It adds all the different signals that are input into it and then combines the added signals into one. The input audio signal inputs are where the audio signals which are to mixed enter the circuit. This could anything from microphone input, to a music audio file, to a speech file, any type of audio input which can be connected to this mixer. The 1G‚ µF capacitors which are directly after the audio signal inputs are coupling capacitors. These capacitors serve to only let the AC aspect of the audio signal through and block the DC aspect. Only the AC aspect of the signal represents the audio of the signal. The DC is unwanted and would cause offset to the signal. Therefore, this is why we use these coupling capacitors. After these capacitors are 10KG resistors which are then hooked up to 100KG potentiometers. These 100KG potentiometers serve as volume controls. They control the volume...

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