or simply: mix; Audio mixing is a process during the post-production stage of a film or a television program by which a multitude of recorded sounds are combined into one or more channels. Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) are common tools of the trade; previously magnetic tapes were employed. During the mixing process all the audio collected from the various Sound crew members are combined (Sound Recordist, Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Foley Artists) as well as the Film Score and all the other audio Elements including (Dialog, Atmosphere, F/X, Dubbing, Music etc.) in the volume, equalization and frequency and their distribution across various channels. All these elements are spliced together into one audio track designed to augment the corresponding dramatic elements of the film. Source signal levels, frequency content, dynamics and atmospheric position are manipulated and effects such as reverb might be added. The process takes place in a studio deisgned to replicate the cinema audio.