In professional audio, a Digital Mixing Console (DMC)
, is an electronic device for combining, routing, and changing the dynamics of digital audio samples
. The digital audio samples are summed
to produce a combined output. A professional digital mixing console is a dedicated desk or control surface produced exclusively for the task. Computers with specialized outboard gear
may serve the function, with less control capability—fewer independent fader
moves can be initiated at the same time.right|thumb|350px|Yamaha M7CL in place for a live production
Digital mixing consoles are typically used in recording studios
, public address systems
, sound reinforcement systems
, and film post-production
Solutions to common sound system problems
Assuming that an institution has an adequate sound system, a common problem is often the person operating the system! An institution can spend thousands on a state of the art sound system but it is only as good as the person operating it. If the institution is fortunate enough to have a professional operator, he or she cannot always be there for every event.
A second major problem is the improper location of the equipment. The sound operator is often secluded in a closed in room, behind glass, etc. No sound operator can properly adjust a live sound system unless he or she can hear exactly like the majority of the audience.
The best solution to offset operator problems is to automate whenever possible. The advent of... Read More