Using the desk

To make radio, you need to use a mixing desk in order to move between different audio sources (such as studio mic, cd/mp3 player, phone line, etc). Radio people call this ‘driving the desk’.

Photo: Young people in SHMU (Aberdeen) learning how to drive the desk.


Here are two videos about driving a radio desk – the first of which is presented by a radio trainee. They give an introduction to the various controls you have on the desk (though, do bear in mind that each model of desk is slightly different).