Explore the advantages of your UAD Apollo Unison-enabled preamps by sending your tracks through analog summing mixer then record master stereo with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Helios, Neve, API, Manley.
4 ch passive summing mixer with stereo to mono designed for Universal Audio UAD Apollo Twin X
SUM BUS reduction -20dB designed for Apollo Twin unison preamps. By this value you have the best SNR (signal to noise ratio) beside of efficient headroom.
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
STEREO TO MONO SWITCH
For mono instruments like kick / bass/ snare and so on, I suggest the stereo to mono input conversion switch, that’s the one of the most liked features by my customers, the mono is true analog mono, and you save precious analog outputs from daw, no waste 2 (L6R) channels for a single mono instrument. Read more: https://vintagemaker.net/documentation/#stm
How to hit the analog harmonic distortion on the PASSIVE side of summing?
Simply boost up your DAW output Level (master fader) — and you get some “nice” distortion because you’re pushing the Passive side of Summing Mixer quite a bit OVER its nominal level. (after that gain up the summed signal by your internal amp or external mic preamps or DAW mic preamps like UAD Apollo Twin X.
Comment: Many people don’t know this, or they don’t care about proper gain staging, however it is the one of the most significant and important parts of analog mix procedure.