The number of cards in the DSP SuperCore determine the number of channels and buses that are available in each System 5. For a given number of cards in the DSP SuperCore, different combinations of channels and buses may be quickly configured using the eMix Mixer Model software. Usually a Mixer Model is chosen during installation and is used throughout the life of the system as it will best match the application requirements of the studio.

Each System 5 channel has:

2 inputs, that may be fed from analog or digital sources (using appropriate converters), labelled A & B. Either A, B or A & B may be selected to feed the channel.

If mic preamps are connected to the channel these additional controls are available which relate to the ML 530 remote mic/line interface unit :