I’m sure most Tape Op readers know that the summing wars are really heating up . As widely discussed in these pages and at TapeOpCon for the last few years. adder 16 tracks with compressor and limiter, insert two points, one has 4 inputs switchable to mono optional card A / D UTILIZATION the summation in n is not. Get the guaranteed best price on Microphone Preamps like the Audient Sumo Summing Amplifier with Compressor/Limiter and k/24 bit Digital Output Card at.

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Separate gain reduction metering is provided for each processor, giving instant visual feedback. I’ll definitely miss it when it’s gone.

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It’s not always about the gear; it’s more about the decisions that you make with what’s at hand in front of you. I think that for what you get for your money, its “all in one” nature, and the fact that the Sumo is relatively transparent, the Sumo covers a lot of ground to help DAW-only studios take advantage of the ease and clarity of analog summing.

The meters were very “fuzzy,” so it was hard to really get much focused detail outside of just RMS level. Overall, the Sumo is suml great idea and is well executed, and it’s a recipe for more devices that I’m sure we’ll see summo the coming year. By continuing to use the site, you are consenting to the use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy to improve your experience. I asked Mackie to send the U. Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder.

Why do I need to login to see this item? Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it’s worth. When I first heard about the U. My living-room stereo system consists of a mish-mash of late’s and early’s hi-fi gear, a Rega Planar turntable, six in-ceiling speakers hooked up to a power amp, and a pair of ADAM Audio P11A Signals seem to stay clean, wide, and open; and the buss exhibits none of the “pinched” nature of some mix busses whereby the image starts to close down as maximum level is reached.

It would be nice to see more ratio settings as well; having a couple more settings between 1. For additional flexibility, the first two channel pairs can be switched to mono, handling, for example, Kick, Snare, Bass, and Lead Vocal as opposed to two stereo pairs. All this is fine for a desktop mixing setup, but it’s doubtful that these features would solve even a basic audieent complicated monitor routing needs.


With the Sumo, mixing was quicker and a bit more intuitive, as there was always a bit more room for more signal. Unlike aufient a console as a summing device, mixing through the Sumo was really neutral sounding and didn’t seem to impart much of a sound; the Sumo just represented what was going on and got out of the way.

I have seen the future, and it is touch. I used a Digi for mixing, and clocking Pro Tools from the Sumo really made Pro Tools sound better overall during the days that I had the unit.

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True, some people like to mix in this “sweet spot” as mixes generally tend to sound more finished and even slightly compressed when the mix buss is filled “just right. Balanced inserts on the stereo outs let you plug in your favorite mix-buss processors. The main portion of the on-screen interface is divided Sumo summing amplifier Reviewed by Thom Monahan. Each Sumo unit delivers a dB dynamic range while providing an extremely low noise and low distortion environment.

I’ve had good results working any number of ways: The Sumo mix was much better, fuller, and more open-which could have been for many different reasons-but I would say that the major difference was just the ease in balancing.

I’d love to see an expanded Sumo that really integrated the monitor section of a larger console. Many people seem to have issues with digital mix busses, and the M-3 is one of several It was essential to me when building The stereo image was wider and the depth of field seemed better. Cakewalk’s Scratchpad is their first foray into iOS apps and is exactly what it sounds like.

As widely discussed in these pages and at TapeOpCon for the last few years, summing devices, such as the Roll Music Folcrom and the Dangerous Music 2-BUS, have set the stage for the onslaught of devices that allow you to utilize all of the available outputs on your audio interface during mixdown. Separate mix and monitor outputs are provided using balanced XLR connectors.


It has always been a priority for me to provide the ability for each member of a band to dial in her or his own headphone mix during a tracking or overdub session.

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He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, The compressor added a modern sheen to mixes but was a bit of a pain to set up. The LED ladders have a tremendous amount of light spill, so signal in one channel would light up the other channel so much so that it would seem as if there was signal present when there was none.

Audient Company History While British-based Audient is fairly new on the scenethe company’s founders have quite a respectable pedigree. Balanced stereo mix bus as found in the best studio consoles and master compressor 16 paired input channels with added flexibility Expandable to 64 analog inputs Balanced Sumi Mix The Sumo Summing Amplifier gives you a balanced stereo mix bus — as found in only the best studio consoles — the stereo master compressor from the acclaimed Audient ASP recording console, a peak limiter, monitor controller and kHz digital output option.

The converter is definitely the auident horse” winner of this unit.

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I’m sure most Tape Suo readers know that the summing wars are really heating up. Based on the heart and guts of their flagship ASP console, the Sumo is a “just what you need” type of box for those of us working solely with DAW’s. Subscribe for free here.

Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room I used the Sumo for awhile on different mixes at my home studio, but aaudient primary use of it was mixing a band from PA called The Sw!

As far audirnt mixing “In The Box,” I’m not really biased either way. Audient Sumo allows computer-based studios to mix in the analog domain to get the best of both worlds. The Sumo’s infrastructure begins at the right point with a fully-balanced mix buss with tons and tons of headroom.

When one hears the name SSL, the first thing that comes to mind is a big bucks console.