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Old 25th June 2007 | Show parent
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Well, I shouldn't generalise about all summing boxes, but my observations from the study of a 1970's vintage Neve console show that the channels, rather than the summing buss contributed to the "analogue" sound of the mix. A line mixer (which is all the summing boxe are) does not contribute by virtue of the summing amplifier stage. However, some basic mixers, e.g. my TLA Tubetracker, have tubes in their channels and in the summing mixer stage which, when driven, will change the sound.

I tend to interface my analogue outboard into the ITB mix using inserts. since I have a Pro Tools HD system, there is no latency, thus no advantage in using the summing mixer for this function.

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