From September 1980 into 1982 Studio Sound and Broadcast Engineering, a recording and production magazine from the UK published a series of articles written by Steve Dove called "Designing a professional mixing console". Scans of these magazines, and loads of others are now available at http://www.americanradiohistory.com.
Below you find an index to all articles with direct links to the archive. Page number are referring to the PDF file (portable document format).
This series of articles was written in the hope of explaining in relatively straightforward and non - mathematical terms, the processes involved in the conception and design (both systems and electronic) of cost effective consoles to today's upper bracket commercial standard. Along the way a lot of ill founded mystique about what goes on under the knobs will be attacked mercilessly, and a few hypotheses as to the future direction of audio control thinking will be mooted.