Chapter 11Inside mixers

(Electronics World, April 1991)

Intended title: The Design of Mixing Consoles

When this was written, I was Chief Design Engineer at Soundcraft Electronics, so mixing console design was my day job, so to speak, and I was doing hi-fi design purely as a spare-time pursuit. Having been responsible for many of the contemporary improvements in mixing console design (such as the padless mic amp and the active panpot), I thought it might be a good plan to publicise these in Electronics World. After consulting those set in authority over me, a fine balance was struck between offering solid, accurate technical content and not giving away much to our competitors. The padless microphone amplifier and the active panpot could be described ...

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