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M. Erik Matlock:
Reducing The Count: Do I Really Need That Input? How About This One?
"Once I stopped thinking about live sound in absolute stereo terms, a world of possibilities for reducing the number of inputs became quite apparent."
By Ales Stefancic September 3, 2019

I see (and write) a lot of articles dealing with various ways of structuring digital consoles in terms of managing large amounts of inputs. One suggested approach is grouping channels into buses for the added bonus of extra processing and retaining the correct gain structure.

Another is simply controlling them by assigning them to DCA faders. These are valid options, and I advise figuring out which workflow works best for you.

However, I want to explore the option of reducing the number of channels before they actually get to your mix station...

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