Passive Stereo Summing Mixer solution without compromises
Desktop Studio Summing Mixers
Breathe more life into your digital mixes – add warmth and analog vibe read more…
“Cool passive summing noiseless, infinite headroom and no power required. The best way to mix outside the computer, enjoy clip free summing and then use the different mic pres of your choice to send your mix back to your DAW. “
You can order different gain reduction mixers as: -10dB, -15dB, -20dB, -25dB or more (let me know about your DAW mic preamp gain range)
How to hit the analog harmonic distortion on PASSIVE summing?
When the SUM BUS is overloaded by an audio signal, it produces a rich, harmonically-driven distortion called gentle warmth harmonic distortion.
The VintageMaker summing box is designed to work at +4dB is capable of delivering +24dB output levels, so at 0 VU, you have a 20dB (24 – 4 = 20) margin of built-in headroom. read more about headroom…
Summing Mixer with Insert and Monitor control output
Just want to share my first impression of Little One 16 passive summing box with 2 x stereo to mono options.
I am just plain knocked. If your tracking chain is good but mixes sound muddy, boxy, thin and narrow compared to big production hits that’s the remedy. Like everyone else i’ve noticed that mix is much clearer and wider, instruments more separated and focused. I also have noticed that i’m using less outboard and plugins. Seriously. If you choosing between good compressors or eq’s (good means ADL, SSL etc) vs good summing box (you would need audio interface to support that too) without hesitation go for analog summing – you won’t be dissapointed if you want your mixes sound 3d. Also box is quiet as a mouse. I was little afraid to pick some noise on the way. But no ! – it’s just way superior to digital bouncing and that’s all!
10 input summing mixer with 2 x stereo to 4 mono, direct switch on 9/10 input to master out, master mono switch, -10/-30dB precision attenuator
Just a quick note to say how pleased I am with the summing mixer.
I’ve summed a piano session and a jazz session and all I can say is that it makes things sound finalised or complete! Its hard to put my finger on it. It’s like a sonic glue! There is definitely a stability that it adds. Sounds like a record! All the best! Alex
Analog Summierer und Mischer
Solid state komplett analog und symmetrisch aufgebauter Signalpfad
A few years ago I owned a Dangerous D-Box that had 8 channels of summing alongside monitor control. I liked it, because it gave me that little bit of extra depth and detail in my mixes that you get with analogue summing, but I ended up selling it when I stopped doing audio production full time. After a few years away from mixing I have recently got back into it and was looking around for a budget summing mixer. I don’t have the budget for expensive studio gear any more, but I kept all my ‘good stuff’, like monitors and interface from before. I saw Paul’s Vintage Maker site and read a bunch on passive summing and decided to get a LittleOne 16. The process of ordering was excellent, Paul provided all the information I needed in a direct, no nonsense way, and he built the unit and sent it within 2 weeks.
Once I plugged it in to my system I was immediately happy. The mix I had been working on now had that little bit of extra ’roundness’ and ‘depth’ that I was missing, and I could hear more detail in things like reverb tails that helped me finalize the mix.
The best thing about the LittleOne 16 is that I can run the output through different preamps to get different colouration. With the Dangerous D-Box I always thought it was a bit too ‘silky’ and ‘slick’ for my taste. I prefer my music and production to be more low-fi or 70’s sounding, so it’s fantastic to choose what you run your summed mix through to achieve the coloration you want. I’m not dissing Dangerous at all, their products are great quality and the D-Box monitoring was first class, its just the summing output wasn’t completely to my taste.
If you have a good quality stereo preamp to run this unit through to make up the gain, then get a Little One. You’ll be happy with the result.
My current production tools are; Pro Tools, UA Apollo Interface, Focal Speakers and some good quality preamps. I definitely hear a (good) difference
Passive Summing mixer come by 5 type of dB reduction
*Basic Setup reduction :-15dB by default please let me know before you make an order
SUB MINIMAL: -6.5dB
MINIMAL: -10dB gain reduction – ideal for low level preamps or DAW mic pre or instrument input
LOW: -15dB gain reduction – ideal for entry level preamps or DAW mic pre or instrument input
MID: -20dB gain reduction – ideal for mid range preamps or DAW mic pre or instrument input
HIGH: -25dB (or more) gain reduction – ideal for high range preamps like Neve, Api, Avalon or DAW mic pre
16 in DSUB passive summing mixer CH Insert / Master Insert / 3 x Stereo out
16 input DSUB passive summing mixer TRS insert / 2 x Stereo out TRS / XLR balanced
Dual Stereo Balanced Summing Network from input to output
In/Out:Balanced, floating to ground
Insertion input resistance: -10dB, -15dB / -20dB / -25dB or more (order)
Output impedance 600-1k ohms balanced
Output level: -15 dB nominal (basic setup)
Frequency response: 0-500Khz
Crosstalk 1Khz: -95dB
In/Out: Balanced, floating to ground
Signal/ Noise rate: -110dB (RME HDSP tested, no DAW inputs connected)
TRS wiring: (Tip:HOT/,Ring:COLD/Sleeve:GROUND)
Pure hand made! Hand wired and tested point-to-point!
Selected VISHAY DALE military metal-film resistors!
Laser engraved massive aluminium alloy box!4
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I bought the little one 10 from vintage maker it has 4 switches from stereo to mono on one for 1/2 ch and 3/4 ch and 9/10 ch which is for monitor and one switch for 1/8 ch I have it hook up to my PreSonus Studio 192 and wow excellent sound get that wide loudness and clearer sound im really impressed with my decision on getting this box and for low price cant beat that no where if u reading this thank u paul ps RBT (read more on gearslutz…)