Unit Audio now offers the New Unit 16 x 2 analog summing mixer. The New Unit features 16 channels of actual physical Analog Summing for less than $300.00. That’s less than the cost of plug-ins designed to emulate analog summing. Like all Unit Audio mixers, the “Unit “ it is completely hand assembled, tested, and wired point to point in Nashville, TN using only the highest quality components like Neutik connectors and Xicon resistors.
The Unit Audio mixers add back some the sparkle and punch of analog recording that is so often missing in a purely “in the box” mix. Price on the Unit is $299.00 plus shipping. The other mixers in the line start at $149.00 plus shipping, Easy setup makes these mixers the perfect companion to a Digital Audio Workstation. It is available with either TRS or XLR output.
“Is analog summing going to make your recordings sound like a Nashville studio with a billion dollars worth of equipment?” says Unit Audio’s Design Engineer Terry, “Probably not, but you will notice a difference in your mixes using a Unit Audio summing mixer.”
On the subject of summing, Terry has this to say “Loosely quoting Shakespeare one might say ‘To analog sum or not to analog sum?’ This has been a point of controversy with digital recording for quite some time. With modern DAW software, mixing within the computer has resulted in some great sounding recordings, but I have long been intrigued by the concept of analog summing. I was not prepared to pay $800.00 or more to test that theory, so I engineered and built my own. Then to test the theory, I set out to see if there was any difference in the mixed sound. Much to my amazement and pleasure, I did notice a subtle but very pleasing difference in the stereo separation and placement of the instruments compared to my In the Box mixes. ”
Curious about what an analog summing mixer can do for you? Go to the “Sound Samples” page on our website where can listen to a strictly in the box mix and a mix run through a Unit Audio analog summing mixer. http://www.unitaudio.com/sound-samples.html