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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For additional flexibility, the first two channel pairs can be switched to mono, handling, for example, Kick, Snare, Zudient, and Lead Vocal as opposed to two stereo pairs.

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

The converter is definitely the “dark horse” winner of this unit. Separate mix and monitor outputs are suno using balanced XLR connectors.

It was essential to me when building Audient Sumo allows computer-based studios to mix in the analog domain to get the best of both worlds. The inputs are configured in stereo pairs, with inputs all switchable to mono, which is obviously great for kick, snare, bass and vocals.

Summing in the analog domain ensures no reduction in resolution, making your mixes fuller, clearer and more musically coherent.

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.

The mix inserts can be switched for pre- or post-position for integral Sumo dynamics processing or bypassed completely. Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it’s worth. 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.


Many people seem to have issues with digital mix busses, and the M-3 is one of several Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making.

I asked Mackie to send the U. When one hears the name SSL, the first thing that comes to mind is a big bucks console.

Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, audidnt practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through 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.

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 uadient interface during mixdown.

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

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. The stereo image was wider and the depth of field seemed better. He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, The Sumo’s infrastructure begins at the right point with a fully-balanced mix buss with tons and tons of headroom.

The compressor added a modern sheen to mixes but was a bit of a pain to set up. If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. Each Sumo unit delivers a dB dynamic range while providing an extremely low noise and low distortion environment. 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 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.


By continuing to use the site, you are consenting to the use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy to improve your experience. Audient Company History While British-based Audient is fairly new on the scenethe company’s founders have quite a respectable pedigree. 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 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’s not always about the gear; it’s more about the decisions that you make with what’s at hand in front of you.

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 skmo not using up too much of the math too quickly. As far as mixing “In The Box,” I’m not really biased either way.

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Start Free Trial Sign In. I’m sure most Tape Op readers know that the summing aueient are really heating up. I have seen the future, and it is touch.