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How to connect a Summing Mixer

Basic simple setup (example) for stereo stems

  • 1/2: Bass/or/Drums
  • 3/4: Vocals
  • 5/6: Guitars
  • 7/8: Keys/Effects

4 x Stereo Group sum bus insert

Basic routing example on Summing Mixer with Mono input conversion switch: 

In 1: Mono Kick
In 2: Mono Bass
In 3/4: Snare, hats some percs > stereo
In 5/6: Percs\toms\synth blips etc. > stereo
In 7/8: Synths\Effects\pads\Guitars\Piano\Vocals etc > stereo 

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Connecting a studio summing mixer is relatively straightforward.

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Here are the general steps:

  1. Connect your audio sources, such as microphones or line-level devices, to the input channels of the summing mixer.

  2. Connect the output channels of the summing mixer to the inputs of your audio interface or recording device.

  3. Set the levels of each input channel on the summing mixer to ensure that the signals are not clipping.

  4. Adjust the levels of the output channels on the summing mixer to achieve the desired balance and overall level of the mix.

When connecting your summing mixer, it’s important to make sure that your equipment is compatible and that you have the necessary cables and adapters. Additionally, the VintageMaker electronic circuit design is optimized to provide sufficient headroom to accommodate the signals from a large number of channels, while maintaining a low noise floor. This ensures that your recordings are clean, clear, and free of unwanted noise or distortion.

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