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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Understanding an Analog Mixing Console

All mixers have two basic sections: the input and the output. Most analog recording mixers have another basic section known as the monitor section. Most mixing consoles appear very similar to the virtual mixer in Cubase. The most widely recognized section of the mixing console is the input section. The input section is where everything (instruments, vocals, tape machines, etc.) interfaces with the mixer. In this section each instrument receives its own channel of gain, EQ, volume, and pan. The output section is where the input’s signal gets routed to its final destination within the console itself. The output section (of a console) includes master outputs as well as group (bus) outs. These outputs usually ...

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