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1. In audio post-production and music engineering, the process of combining multiple different channels of recorded or live sound (audio tracks), which are fed through a mixer and/or various effects units so that they can be layered and blended together to create an aesthetically pleasing sound collage. The person doing the mix dynamically controls or pre-programs the mixer so as to make adjustments of the volume and tonal frequencies of each channel. In digital mixing, sounds are manipulated on a computer and are typically displayed as graphical events on a timeline.

2. Synonymous with a video or audio dissolve: see cross dissolve.

3. For marketing usage, see marketing communications mix; marketing mix; media mix.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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