I remember the first time someone asked me to run a mixing board. How on earth is anyone not supposed to be overwhelmed by all those knobs and sliders? It is actually not as hard as it seems. Any audio mixer essentially offers the same controls over and over again depending on how many channels it hold. Beyond each channel, there are some common settings that you’ll find on almost all mixers. This guide should help you understand the common settings you’ll find on almost all mixers so that the next time you’re tasked with mixing you won’t be as overwhelmed as I was.