This component is designed to enable programmatic control of a computer mixer device(s). The component enables a developer to quickly tap into all the features of a system mixer, e.g. volume controls, mute settings, advanced base and treble settings, etc., etc. Also includes an automatic fading facility, automatic enumeration of all devices and their associated settings and controls, and also exposes each individually in a logical, hierarchical object model. Can be used with any ActiveX-compliant programming language and ships with context-sensitive help detailing all the available properties, methods and events.