Attenuators, or attenuators for short, are interconnects that is used to reduce the amplitude of an audio signal. The degree of the attenuation can be controlled by adjusting the gain or voltage applied to the attenuator, which makes it highly versatile. Attenuators can be used to lower the volume of an audio signal, reduce the amount of noise, or to balance out different signals. They are most commonly found in mixing consoles and soundboards and are used to send signals to different devices or speakers. Attenuators can also be used to match levels between devices or instruments, and can even help to adjust the tone of an audio signal by adding a frequency response to the signal path.