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 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.

As far as mixing “In The Box,” I’m not really biased either way.

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

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’d love to see an expanded Sumo that really integrated the monitor section of a shmo console.

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

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. Balanced inserts on the aaudient outs let you plug in your favorite mix-buss processors.

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. 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. Why do I need to login to see this item?

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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. The meters were very “fuzzy,” so it was hard to really get much focused detail outside of just RMS level. The stereo image was wider and the depth of field seemed better. 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.

Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room The converter is definitely the “dark horse” winner of this unit. Summing in the analog domain ensures no reduction in resolution, making your mixes fuller, clearer and more musically coherent. 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.

When I first heard about the U. It would be nice to see more ratio settings as well; having a couple more settings between 1.

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. 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.

Each Sumo unit delivers a dB dynamic range while providing an extremely low noise and low distortion environment. The inputs are configured in stereo pairs, with inputs all aduient to mono, which is obviously great for kick, snare, bass and vocals.

Signals seem to stay clean, wide, and open; and the buss exhibits none of the “pinched” nature of some mix busses whereby audeint image starts to close down as maximum level is reached.

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


For additional flexibility, the first two channel pairs can be switched to mono, handling, for example, Kick, Snare, Bass, and Lead Audiennt as opposed to two stereo pairs. The mix inserts can be switched for pre- or post-position for integral Sumo dynamics processing or bypassed completely.

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.

Audient Sumo – 16 Channel Summing/Mix with SSL type Bus Compressor and Limiter

Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 smo working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder. I’ll definitely miss it when it’s gone. 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 audiebt coming year. Many people seem to have issues with digital mix busses, and the M-3 is one of several 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.

Now that there is some kind of rackmount version of every other large format console’s mic pres or channel I think that for what summo get for your money, its “all in one” nature, and the fact that audien 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. Start Free Trial Sign In.

xumo The Sumo’s infrastructure begins at the right point with a fully-balanced mix buss with tons and tons of headroom. 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 Separate gain reduction metering is provided for each processor, giving instant visual feedback.

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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 The Sw! Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it’s worth. The compressor added a modern sheen to mixes but was a bit of a pain to set up.

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