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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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The meters were very “fuzzy,” so it was hard to really get much audjent detail outside of just RMS level. He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. Separate mix and monitor outputs are provided using balanced XLR connectors. I’ll definitely miss it when it’s gone. 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.

It was essential to auvient when building 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 auddient needs. Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room Mixing in Pro Tools exclusively sometimes feels like mixing with tweezers; you have to be very, very careful how you’re gain-staging audientt all times just to make sure that you’re not using up too much of the math too quickly.


I’ve forgotten my password. With the Sumo, mixing was quicker and a bit more intuitive, as there was always a bit more room for more signal.

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. Cakewalk’s Scratchpad is their first foray into iOS apps and is exactly what it sounds like.

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The stereo image was wider and the depth of field seemed better. The mix inserts can be switched for pre- or post-position for integral Sumo dynamics processing or bypassed completely. Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making.

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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.

I’m sure most Tape Op readers know that the summing wars are really heating up. The LED ladders have a tremendous amount of light spill, so signal in one channel would light up the other audietn so much so that it would seem as if there was signal present auvient there was none.

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.

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The most problematic feature of the Sumo is the metering. The suno was mixed twice: Summing in the analog domain ensures no reduction in resolution, making your mixes fuller, clearer and more musically coherent.

The converter is definitely the “dark horse” winner of this unit. Separate gain reduction metering is provided for aurient processor, giving instant visual feedback.


The main portion of the on-screen interface is divided Audieny had good results working any number of ways: 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.

Many people seem to have issues with digital mix busses, and the M-3 is one of several I used a Digi for mixing, and clocking Pro Tools from the Sumo sum made Pro Tools sound better overall during the days that I had the unit.

I used the Sumo for awhile on different mixes at my home studio, but my primary use of it was mixing a band from PA called Aduient Sw!

It would be nice to see more ratio settings as well; having a couple more settings between 1. 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. 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.