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Modern Recording Techniques, 6th Edition by Robert E. Runstein, David Miles Huber

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CHAPTER 11

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The Audio Production Console

The basic purpose of an audio production console (Figure 11.1) is to give us full control over volume, tone, blending, and spatial positioning for any or all signals that are applied to its inputs from microphones, electronic instruments, effects devices, recording systems, and other audio devices. An audio production console (which also goes by the name of board, desk, or mixer) should also provide a straightforward way to quickly and reliably route these signals to any appropriate device in the studio or control room so they can be recorded, monitored, and/or mixed into a final product. By analogy, a console ...

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