The fader and the eight knobs on each strip are customizable, so engineers can push a button and turn any given channel strip from an eight-knob equalizer—which could be used to adjust the characteristics of a voice to make it deeper and more audible over the background music—to an effects processor that adds little tricks like echo, reverb and delay.
This module can assign sounds to different speakers in a surround-sound system, to make it seem like that onrushing airplane flew right over your head.
module This module takes the various audio files assigned to different channels and combines them into a single exportable stream of audio that eventually makes it into the final movie soundtrack.
Each module has a screen that can display signal volume, frequencies and other channel information, so that engineers can know at a glance when to make adjustments, like raising the volume of dialogue in relation to the level of gunfire.
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