The Audio Mixer allow users to have more control over the audio of their sources in Producer.
The Audio Mixer is designed and built for professional audio engineers with aspects of familiarity with traditional mixing desks while also maintaining simplicity in design such that any user can pick up and use it on daily basis.
Audio Mixer supports:
- Gain - the loudness of an audio signal before going through processing; it’s the volume level being sent into the plugins, preamps, and amplifiers. A user is able to set the gain of a source, the range of which is -12dB to +12dB.
- Volume - the measurement of the sound output in decibels (dB). The range is from -infinity (muted) through 0dB (unity) up to +12dB.
- Pan - panning allows the user to pan the audio left or right.
- Solo - soloing comes in three common forms:
- PFL (Pre-fade listen): Listen to an input before the fader but after gain.
- AFL (After-fade listen): Listen to an input after the fader but before panning.
- Solo-in-Place (SIP): Solo in place mutes all other tracks in the main mix unless they have been set in “solo safe” mode.
- Mute - muting a source will allow users to silence a source while still retaining its position on the fader.
- Pages (Layers) - audio pages are a way of organising audio sources in the Audio Mixer interface.
- Master output control - controls the final volume level of the entire audio mix.
Adding an Audio Mixer
- Select the AUDIO MIXER
- Add all desired sources
- Adjust the GAIN on each source
- Adjust the VOLUME on each source
- Adjust the PAN on each source
- SOLO or MUTE the source
- Select the COG icon to specify the type of FADER (PFL, AFL or SIP)
- Select the three-dot menu to ADD, RENAME or REMOVE PAGE
- Adjust the MASTER volume output
Note: The volume control is not staggered in a linear way. The further you are from unity (0dB) the more range there is between each handle, therefore, making the controls more sensitive when you get to the lower end of the scale. The audiometer is split into four sections. Giving different levels of warning. When an audio source is above 0dB it is clipping, this is signified by the red section at the top of the audiometer.
Tip: A user would usually want an audio track to sit mostly in the green section with the spikes going into the yellow. The peak level (small white line) can be used to track this more easily. For more information on Audio Mixer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org