Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The purpose of the Mixing Console:
Sound has to be monitored or it would sound annoying. Listening has to be comfortable. If you have ever heard someone scream you will understand that last statement. Controlling the levels of sound while listening is genius. Since music is organized noise, wouldn't it be great to control each piece of noise. Well, that's the purpose of the mixing console. The mixing console puts each sound or instrument on a specific channel that can be grouped together and controlled on the mixer. The purpose of the mixing console is to make sure the listener feels comfortable when listening in the crowd or even at home in a small room. Although levels vary depending on the event, the mixer is an important piece of the puzzle when putting on a show. To sum it up, the mixer controls the levels of sounds coming in so that the sounds going out can be organized and heard comfortably by the ears. There are many different brands of mixing consoles with each having many different features but they all serve the same purpose.