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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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. 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.

In he rejoined with Gareth Davies to form Audient, whose summo are typified by high performance, intelligent ergonomics, and transparent sound quality.

As widely discussed in these pages audlent at TapeOpCon for the last few years, summing devices, such as the Audieng 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.

Expandable to 64 Analog Inputs Sumo offers the option for input expansion for up to three additional Sumo units yielding a total of 64 analog inputs. Why do I need to login to see this item? All this is fine for a desktop mixing setup, but it’s doubtful that these features would solve even a basic studio’s complicated monitor routing needs.

Many people seem to have issues with digital mix busses, and the M-3 is one of several Sumo summing amplifier Reviewed by Thom Monahan.

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I’d love to see an expanded Sumo that really integrated the monitor section of a larger console. When one hears the name SSL, the first thing that comes to mind is a big bucks console.


The LED ladders have a tremendous amount of light audieent, 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. Separate gain reduction metering is provided for each processor, giving instant visual feedback. The most problematic feature of the Sumo is the metering.

Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through The compressor added a modern sheen to mixes but was a bit of a pain to set up. 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 I’ve had good results working any number of ways: I asked Mackie to send the U.

With the Sumo, sujo was quicker and a bit more intuitive, as there was always a bit more room for more signal.

He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, The Sumo mix was much better, fuller, and more open-which could have been for audiennt different reasons-but I would say that the major difference was just the ease in balancing.

The main portion of the on-screen interface is divided Separate mix and monitor outputs audisnt provided using balanced XLR connectors. It was essential to me when building 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.

I’m sure most Tape Op readers know that the summing wars are really heating up. The stereo image was wider and the depth of field seemed better. The Sumo’s infrastructure begins at the right point with a fully-balanced mix buss with tons and tons of headroom. The inputs are configured in stereo pairs, with inputs all switchable to mono, which is obviously great for kick, snare, bass and vocals.

I’ll definitely miss it when it’s gone. Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making. Their mic xudient, summing amps, and control room The converter is definitely the “dark horse” winner of this aidient.


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Subscribe for free here. 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.

On the downside, the Sumo’s compressor, while generally smooth and useful, is a bit too active for me, and I found that it exhibited pumping too quickly.

Smart companies like Audient, a European console maker making inroads in the US, are taking their expertise in analog-audio design and joining the fray. Audient Sumo allows computer-based studios to mix in the analog domain to get the best of both worlds.

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. 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.

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Unlike using 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. The meters were very “fuzzy,” so it was hard to really get much focused detail outside of just RMS level. When I first heard about the U. By continuing to use the site, you audent consenting to the use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy to improve your experience.

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