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

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

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The stereo image was wider and the depth of field seemed better. Audient Company History While British-based Audient is fairly new on the scenethe company’s founders have quite a respectable pedigree. 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.

It would be nice to see more ratio settings as well; having a couple more settings between 1. As aucient as mixing “In The Box,” I’m not really biased either way.

Why didn’t anyone else think of doing this? Balanced inserts on the stereo outs let you plug in your favorite mix-buss processors. If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review.


When I first ajdient about the U. 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 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.

Now that there is some kind of rackmount version of every other large format console’s mic pres or channel Start Free Trial Sign In.

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. I have seen the future, and it is touch. The Audinet ladders have a tremendous amount of light spill, so signal in one channel summo light up the other channel so much so that it would seem as if there was signal present when there was none.

Sumo summing amplifier Reviewed by Thom Monahan.

The meters were very “fuzzy,” so it was hard to really get much focused detail outside of just RMS level. 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.


The main portion of the on-screen interface is divided 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. I’ve forgotten my password. Each Sumo unit delivers a dB dynamic range while providing an extremely low noise and low distortion environment. 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 – 16 Channel Summing/Mix with SSL type Bus Compressor and Limiter

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. 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. Separate gain reduction metering is provided for each processor, giving instant visual feedback. Summing in the zumo domain ensures no reduction in resolution, making your mixes fuller, clearer and more musically coherent.

Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some summo his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a sump through By continuing to use the site, you are consenting to the use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy to improve your experience. The compressor added a modern sheen to mixes but was a bit of a pain to set up.