Familiarize yourself with the mixer's controls and features. Take some time to learn about the different types of inputs and outputs, as well as the various knobs, buttons, and faders on the mixer.
Adjust the levels of each input. Use the faders on the mixer to adjust the volume of each audio source, making sure that the levels are balanced and not clipping.
Use the mixer's EQ and other internal effects to shape the sound of each input. Adjust the EQ settings on each channel to enhance the sound of the individual audio sources, and use the mixer's internal effects, such as reverb and delay, to add depth and dimension to the mix.
Use external effects processors to further shape the sound of the mix. Connect external effects processors, such as compressors and delay pedals, to the mixer using the appropriate outputs and inputs. Use these devices to add additional processing to the sound signal, enhancing the overall sound of the mix.
Record the mixed audio using a digital audio workstation (DAW) or other recording software. Use the mixer's outputs to connect to the inputs of the DAW, and record the mixed audio for further editing and processing.
By following these steps, you can effectively use a mixer in a studio setting to create professional-sounding recordings and mixes.