96 Input channel Neumann studio summing mixer for multi bus mastering.
Customer says: I think I will never look back to Cubase ITB print bounce.
However really satisfied how superior can handle Cubase Pro 12 in real time this huge amount of analog channels. I’ve noticed was that mix is “glued together”. I have a feeling of working with a tape, like the nasty transients are smoother, thus allowing for a warmer mix. Imho this is the best analog summing mixer that can be used to improve the sonic quality of your digital mixes. As an extra addition is completely customizable!
This custom 96 channel Neumann summing extremely versatile…
Can be used for a wide variety of applications including recording and overdubbing, for sub-mixing and for multi bus mastering, and for external instruments keyboard, synth drum machine…
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96 input 4 x group summing mixer
2U Standard Rack unit
Neumann v475-2C NOS
96 input DSUB Tascam Analog balanced
2 x Stereo out TRS balanced (Main / Monitor)
1-24 Group A Send/Return by switch via TRS balanced
1-32 Group B Send/Return by switch via TRS balanced
1-24 Group C Send/Return by switch via TRS balanced
1-16 Group D Send/Return by switch via TRS balanced
Master Insert SND/RET TRS balanced
Master 2in1 Active/Passive switch
2 x 21 step precision Neumann master gain ctrl L/R
So this is a crazy custom made summing mixer made for me by Paul at Vintagemaker.
I wanted 96 analog channels split across four busses with each bus having its own send and return loop, as well as a master send return loop. The bulk channels are via DB25 connectors, send and returns via TRS. The summing amp is a vintage Neumann v475-2C dual stereo transformer summing amp.
Bus A has 24 channels, Bus B has 32 channels, Bus C has 24 channels, and Bus D has 16 channels. This setup was designed for mainly orchestral summing. Each bus was for a different family of instruments; Winds, Brass, Percussion, and Strings. Each of them has its own send/return for things like compression, EQ, etc. Then all four buses are summed out to the master bus with Silk Road Dual Preamplifier and Prism Sound Titan and Sonic farm Creamer SE Dual Pentode Preamplifier
Also the Cubase Pro 12 surprisingly well can handle 96 analog channels in real time…..
I’ve never seen another summing mixer like this with this many channels, nor set up into busses. A 96-channel mixer would cost into the tens of thousands.