Chapter 7

Production Sound Mixing

INTRODUCTION

Production sound mixing is a potentially confusing term because it is ambiguous. Does it mean the actual process of operating the mixing console or the general processes that go on in production sound, including logging and set relations? Here we will discuss both, starting with the choices facing the production sound mixer in selection of equipment for a particular job, moving on through set operations, and winding up with set politics. The term mixer is also ambiguous, because it can refer to the physical console or to the production sound recordist.

Production sound mixing involves microphone technique, recording, and synchronization and has an impact on editing and mixing. Thus all of the factors ...

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