[linux-audio-dev] Re: Mixer controls

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 04:05:06 UTC 2005

On 11/7/05, Dan Mills <dmills at spamblock.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> On Monday 07 November 2005 00:43, Loki Davison wrote:
> >
> > My mixer (Ecler HAK320) has selectable curve on all faders, but option
> > i use is nonlinear, log style which is  a very nice feature to
> > preserve. It's got mute switches as well, but i never use them.
> >
> I don't know it, but how do you handle a reasonably busy show without mutes?
> Almost the most basic form of desk automation is the mute group and I find
> it
> very difficult to live without once you get beyond 16 inputs or so.
> Don't forget the mutes will take out the pre fade sends as well, which just
> pulling the fader down doesn't.
> Just curious how anyone can mix without mutes?
> Regards, Dan.

I was just adding my opinion from a very different understanding of
mixers/mixing. Desk automation vs live dj / turntablist style mixing. 
Check out http://www.ecler.es/download/img_general_hak320.jpg if you
want a pic of it. Notice the curve adjust knobs on the front, one of
the interesting points behind me mentioning it. Not that i ever use
alsa mixer for this kind of thing ;-)

This also explains how i cope without mute groups! 16 inputs would be
quite confusing, 3 turntables at once + effects is enough to keep me
quite confused/busy ;-)


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