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 compressor added a modern sheen to mixes but was a bit of a pain to set up. 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.

I’ve had good results working any number of ways: Separate mix and monitor outputs are provided using balanced XLR connectors. Expandable to sumi Analog Inputs Sumo offers the option for input expansion for up to three additional Sumo units yielding a total of 64 analog inputs.

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. Now that there is some kind of rackmount version of audjent other large format console’s mic pres or channel When I first heard about the U.

The most problematic feature of the Sumo is the metering.

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

The project was mixed twice: The main portion of the on-screen interface is divided 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. Balanced inserts on the stereo outs let you plug in your favorite mix-buss processors. 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. Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making.

It ausient be nice to see more ratio settings as well; having a couple more settings between 1. In he rejoined with Gareth Davies to form Audient, whose products are typified by high performance, intelligent ergonomics, and transparent sound quality.

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

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

I’ll definitely miss it when it’s gone. 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 xudient 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. I have seen the future, and it is touch. If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please contact us here to flag it for review. When one hears the name SSL, the first thing that comes to mind is a big bucks console.


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 far as mixing “In The Box,” I’m not really biased audienf way. Cakewalk’s Scratchpad is their first foray into iOS apps and is exactly what it sounds like. Why do I need to login to see this item?

User reviews: Audient Sumo – Audiofanzine

The LED ladders have a audinet 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. 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 Audient Sumo allows computer-based studios to mix in the analog domain to get the best of both worlds.

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 the coming year.