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Mix Window

  • Mix Window: Mix window has a look of a traditional mixing board. It provides us a mixing like environment for recording & mixing audio. Tracks appear as mixer strips, also called “Channel Strips”.
  • Signal Routing Controls: Top portion of each channel strips provides controls for routing signals into & out of the tracks. These are Inserts, Sends, I/O.
  • Inserts: A channel insert is an audio patch point that allows either a plug-in insert or hardware signal processor inserted in to the audio channel.
  • Sends: The term send refers to a signal path carrying a mix output of one or more audio.
  • I/O:
    • Inputs: The term inputs refer to an audio signal traveling into an audio hardware device such as a mixer or an audio interface.
    • Outputs: The term Output refers to an audio signal traveling out of an audio hardware device, such as mixer or an audio interface.

Mix Window

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:09
  • Features of Mix Window 0:47
    • Definition of Mix Window
  • Different Types of Tracks/ Channel Strips 3:07
    • Similarities Between Edit & Mix Windows
  • Coloring the Tracks 7:57
  • Faders, Meters, Panning & Viewing Options 15:08
  • Signal Routing Windows 17:27
  • Use Inserts, Types of Plug-Ins & Operating Them 19:27