A mix-minus is a way to describe an audio output from an audio mixing console. With this setup, the output of the audio mixer contains everything except a single input input.
Mix-minus is often used to prevent echoes, delays, or feedback that would typically be involved in phone interviews, podcasts, video conferencing or live sound reinforcement systems.
For a mix minus to work correctly with an audio mixer you will need:
- Analog or Digital Audio Mixing Console with at least one auxiliary output
- Microphones and cables for main mix
- Headset Adapter Cable (see list at bottom of article)
- 1/8″ to dual 1/4″ Cables
- Phone or computer for remote guest
How To Setup A Mix Minus
Follow the steps below to setup your mix minus:
- Connect microphones and set the gain correctly for the main mix.
- Connect phone or laptop (for remote guest) into mixer.
- Connect aux output from audio mixer into phone or laptop so remote guest can hear what’s coming from the mixer.
- Turn up the aux channels for all input devices (except the phone or laptop that is connected to the remote guest).
- Test your setup prior to your event/show/podcast
Pricing & Specs
To see pricing and specs for items mentioned in this article, please visit (amazon affiliate links):
- Yamaha MG10XU Audio Mixing Console: https://geni.us/3BRuA
- Allen & Heath QU16 Digital Audio Mixing Console: https://geni.us/06Pc
- Headset Adapter: https://geni.us/NzcUx
- 1/8″ to Dual 1/4″ Cables: https://geni.us/5aCz
- TRS to XLR Cable (required for some mixers): https://geni.us/p0tx
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