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Audio Post Production for Television and Film, 3rd Edition by Tim Amyes, Hilary Wyatt

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Mixing and Processing Equipment

Tim Amyes

In the audio post production studio, the ‘mixing surface’ is the main working area and at the heart of the sound system. This mixing device may be a selection of pages from an audio workstation specifically devoted to sound mixing or it may be a separate ‘control surface’. This is variously described by manufacturers as a mixing console, board, desk or even human interface device! Whatever the system, the person who is mixing the sounds should be in a position to hear the best possible sound, to view the picture comfortably, and to have good access to the various facilities on the mixer. There may be other devices needed for additional editing and tracklaying, such as a workstation, CD players, DAT ...

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