Oscillator / Function Generator

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by aiff, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. aiff

    aiff Active Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Hi all,

    Anyone happen to have any advice on an Oscillator/Function Generator? What to look out for, recommended makes, tips
    in use etc...

    I on't really know much about them, so any info / advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers !

  2. Zilla

    Zilla Active Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    WY / CA
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    Generally, one uses an oscillator to produce tones for setting levels in audio equipment. An example of a common test tone would be a 1KHz, +4dBu sine wave. Also oscillators are used, in part, for measuring a device's frequency response, distortion, noise, etc.

    What does your current recording system consist of? Knowing this might help in showing how an oscillator can help you.
  3. aiff

    aiff Active Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Hello, thanks for the response. It would be incorperated into a console. I will usually be recording to tape, so I guess it would be handy for test tones. How would you use one to check for distortion ? Thanks in advance :wink:

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