12. Audio Production
Sound quality is so important to make your projects look and sound professional. Having the basic knowledge about what equipment to use in what situation is critical! Being diligent and paying close attention to what you're doing is also key. Headphones are important- you don't want to come back from recording something and realize that you weren't capturing what you wanted to, and you didn't realize it because you didn't have your headphones on. I think the author of this chapter really wants the reader to understand that you need to always DOUBLE CHECK everything!
Before reading this chapter, I had almost no knowledge of cables and jacks and connectors and all of that. Knowing what's what will be so helpful and will prevent me from trying the grab-one-and-see-if-it-fits method.