Andrew HingleySony Broadcast and Professional Europe

4.10 Sound Mixingand Control

The sound mixer is often the centre-piece of the audio studio both in terms of its physical size and functionality.The purpose of the sound mixer is to process and combine multiple audio sources for live transmission, recording or presentation.Human hearing allows many simultaneous sounds to be ‘meaningfully understood’ and the largest audio projects may require hun-dreds of audio sources to be combined together by the sound mixer.

The first impression of a large-scale analogue mixer can be daunting; however, there are many shared features across vir-tually every type, shape and size of mixer, from the smallest to largest music/post-production mixers.For example, ...

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