I've been cooking audio circuits for so long now I no-longer need a recipe. A lot of the theory I have forgotten over the years because I've just gotten to know the circuits by instinct. But this should serve as something of a guide to designing mixers from scratch.
Most people reading this would be well aware of what a mixer is used for but I'll reiterate here. The job of an Audio mixer is to combine various audio signals into a single audio signal. It is better known in electronic terms as a summing circuit. That is to say that the output is the sum of all of the inputs. A summing note is often represented as a circle with a PLUS (+) symbol in it.