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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In he rejoined with Gareth Davies to form Audient, whose products are typified by high performance, intelligent ergonomics, and transparent sound quality. If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. 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.

Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room Summing in the analog domain ensures no reduction in resolution, making your mixes fuller, clearer and more musically coherent. Why didn’t anyone else think of doing this? Mixing in Pro Tools exclusively sometimes feels like mixing with tweezers; you have to be very, very careful how you’re gain-staging at all times just to make sure that you’re not using up too much of the math too quickly.

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.

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.

Now that there is some kind of rackmount version of every other large format console’s mic pres or channel It aydient be nice to see more ratio settings as well; having a couple more settings between 1. Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it’s worth. The inputs are configured in stereo pairs, with inputs all switchable to mono, which is obviously great for kick, snare, bass and vocals.

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. Audient Sumo allows computer-based studios to mix in the analog domain to get the best of both worlds.


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

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I’m sure most Tape Op readers uadient 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. The most problematic feature of the Sumo is the metering.

Separate gain reduction metering is provided for each processor, giving instant visual feedback. I have seen the future, and it is touch.

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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. It was essential to me when building 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.

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. As far as mixing “In The Box,” I’m not really biased either way. The Sumo’s infrastructure begins at the right point with a fully-balanced mix buss with tons and tons of headroom.

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Overall, the Sumo is a great idea and is well executed, and it’s a recipe for more devices that I’m sure we’ll see in the coming year. The main portion of the on-screen interface is divided The stereo su,o was wider and the depth of field seemed better. He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, I’ve forgotten my password. Sumo summing amplifier Reviewed by Thom Monahan. The compressor added a modern sheen to mixes but was a bit of a pain to set up.

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

Bill Cheney and Jim Romney are the men responsible for keeping the amazing legacy of Spectra Sonics, a legendary, if criminally unheralded, pro-audio company alive. 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 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.

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. When I first heard about the U. 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.

I’ll definitely miss it when it’s gone. Why do I need to login to see this item? Balanced inserts on the stereo outs let you plug in your favorite mix-buss processors. 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 Stereo 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.

Audient Company History While British-based Audient is fairly new on the scenethe company’s founders have quite a respectable pedigree. The project was mixed twice: The converter is definitely the “dark horse” winner of this unit.

I’ve had good results working any number of ways: