Mixing Desk

Copyright Ian Collins, no reproduction without permission.

VT Editor, Ian Collins, took a lot of photos of defunct post production kit, when Pebble Mill was being decommissioned, and equipment sold off. This mixing desk is one such piece of equipment.

The desk is probably from one of the PSC (portable single camera) suites, used for cutting inserts and programmes recorded on beta, beta sp, and later digibeta tapes.  It would have been used for mixing down the audio on the edit tape.

Dubbing Theatre – photos by Peter Poole

Photos by Peter Poole, no reproduction without permission.

The Dubbing Theatre Gets Computer Automation.

The Neve mixing desk replaced the original BBC Type D mixer. This was a major upgrade in technology and enabled more complex mixes to be done. The Neve desk featured “Flying Faders”. When the fader was moved its position was stored in the computer. This data was then used to control the servo motor and move the fader. The other photos show the Perfectone Rapimag Sepmag bays and the “Grams” sub mixer area. The assistant dubbing mixer operates the grams sub mixer and plays discs, tapes and CDs to add to the final mix.