Attenuators and Attenuverters

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Attenuators and Attenuverters

Today we are going to look at two useful utilities in a modular system.

Attenuation and an Attenuversion

We will define the terms and then describe the application within a system.

Attenuator - an electronic device that reduces the amplitude of an electronic signal.

Attenuators are usually used to control signals/voltages but can be used to trim the gain of an audio signal. 

Attenuverter - a version of an attenuator that allow the signals voltage or polarity to be inverted or non-inverted.

Attenuverters can be useful when you want to modulate several destinations in opposite directions, one receiving positive control modulation and another destination receiving negative modulation.