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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I used the Sumo for awhile on different mixes at my home studio, but my primary use of it was mixing a band from Qudient called The Sw! Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through 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.

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 aaudient 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. 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.


Why do I need to login to see this item? The compressor added a modern sheen to mixes but was a bit of a pain to set up.

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The meters were very “fuzzy,” so it was hard to really get much focused detail outside of just RMS level. Summing in the analog domain ensures no reduction in resolution, making your mixes fuller, clearer and more musically coherent.

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. 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. The mix inserts can be switched for pre- or post-position for integral Sumo xudient processing or bypassed completely. The inputs are configured in stereo pairs, with inputs all switchable to mono, which is obviously great for kick, snare, bass and vocals.

I’d love to see an expanded Sumo that really integrated the monitor section of a larger console. Why didn’t anyone else think of doing this? 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 aueient up to a power amp, dumo a pair of ADAM Audio P11A The main portion of the on-screen interface is divided 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. Each Sumo unit delivers a dB dynamic range while providing an extremely low noise and low distortion environment.

Separate mix and monitor outputs are provided using balanced XLR connectors. 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 converter is definitely the “dark horse” winner of this unit. I have seen the future, and it is touch. The Sumo’s infrastructure begins at the right point with a fully-balanced mix buss with tons and tons of headroom. Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it’s worth. As far as mixing “In The Box,” I’m not really biased either way.

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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. When audkent hears the name SSL, the first thing that comes to mind is a big bucks console. I’ve had good results audkent any number of ways: 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.

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The project was mixed twice: It would be nice to see more ratio settings as well; having a couple more settings between 1. Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making.

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

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