Mixing is the process of taking multiple individually recorded elements and adding processing, effects, and balancing levels to create a deliverable mono, stereo, or surround sound track.

There are many basic aspects of mixing, so we’ve created a series of articles that quickly and simply explain common terms and concepts in mixing. Browse below to check them out!

Auxiliary Send and Return

An auxiliary send and return does not stop the signal like an insert, but simply sends a portion of the signal to the processor...

Pan Pots

Pan Pots (short for Panoramic Potentiometers) are used to send a signal to the left or right channel (or speakers), both channels equally, or...

Reverb

Reverb is a time-based effect that emulates or recreates the natural ambience of an acoustic space. It is sometimes called echo (often used to...

Groups

Groups and submixes are related to each other and often get confusing, but there is one simple difference. Submixes are when multiple tracks are...

Flanger

Flanger is an effect original done with two tape machines. Both machines played the same signal and were synchronized to each other. The engineer...

Solo Button

Solo Button The solo button is a useful feature found on most any console; analog, digital and virtual. What the solo button basically does is...

Expander

An expander is closely related to a gate like a limiter is related to a compressor. An expander leaves louder information (that is above...

New York Compression

New York Compression is a variation on Parallel Compression used specifically on drums. The variation is simply that in addition to hitting the parallel...

Chorus

Chorus is an effect used to make a single source, like one voice, sound like many, like a choir. The idea is that multiple...

Parallel Compression

What is Parallel Compression? Standard compression is usually done with the compressor inserted on the track so the result is a wet or processed...

Mute Button

Mute Button The mute button is one of the most basic functions of an audio console. When the mute button is engaged the track is...

Delay

Delay is simply a repeat of the audio signal playing later in time (or delayed) from the original. It can also be called echo...

Microphone Types

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Telephone Effect

Magix Samplitude/Sequoia

Apple Logic Pro

Ableton Live