Mixing boards, or mixers, (also known as mixing consoles, or an audio mixer ) are the central hardware used in a mixer-based recording studio.
Mixers receive input signals sent from connected audio producing devices, and offer controls to determine how these signals are sent out of the mixer.
Mixing boards are physical modules displaying knobs, faders, and buttons used to control the parameters for each channel of audio, and ultimately the collection of these audio tracks – known as a mix.
A Mixing Board is:
1. A Multitrack Recorder.
(A multitrack recorder allows you to record instruments individually, and mix a number of audio tracks into a song.)
2. A device used to mix audio tracks into a song.