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A significant change is taking place in the appearance of the control rooms of modern broadcasting studios. Only a few years ago this key point in the origination of a radio program was cluttered with racks and cabinets filled with audio gear. Today, the modern control room presents an air of spaciousness, as all equipment is out of sight within a small, functional, desk-size control console. In accomplishing this, no sacrifice has been made in performance, ease of operation, or accessibility. In fact, the modern control console provides many conveniences and facilities not present in the older installations. This paper discusses the considerations involved in the design of this modern type of broadcasting-studio audio control console. A number of new and novel features, not employed heretofore, are described. Many of the fundamental ideas and methods presented are applicable to services other than broadcasting.