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Analog Summing – Channel – Master – Multi Insert

Inserts are a key factor in my decision using the analog summing.

Master Insert

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This feature is particularly useful for A/B comparisons between the original signal and the processed signal, allowing the user to easily switch between the two.

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Read more: Analog Summing Mixer Additional options MultiBus – Documentation user manual (

By placing the Master Send/Return before the Master Out, the entire signal can be routed to the send, while the return is used to route the processed signal back into the mix. With the first switch, the signal is sent to the external processor, and with the second switch, the processed signal is returned back into the mix. This way, the user can easily toggle between the original and processed signal to make an informed decision about which sounds better.

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Multi Master Insert read more:

Analog Summing Mixer Additional options MultiBus – Documentation user manual (

In a Multi-Master Insert Send/Return chain, you have the flexibility to exclude or include any external gear in the chain, either by inserting it into the signal path or bypassing it. This is achieved through multiple send/return options that allow you to select which gear is in use, and which one is bypassed.

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For example, you may have multiple pieces of outboard gear that you want to use for different purposes, and you can easily switch between them for different parts of the mix. You can also use the bypass function to quickly compare the processed and unprocessed signals.

Channel Insert read more:

Analog Summing Mixer Additional options MultiBus – Documentation user manual (

I find it very useful to insert various outboard gear into different channels before they are mixed together. In addition, aux mixing is essential for me because it enables me to create a “premix” of several channels and send them to a reverb unit. This allows me to mix in different levels of reverb on each channel, while using only one reverb unit in real time.

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Another advantage of using inserts is the ability to quickly bypass the outboard gear on each channel. This enables me to easily switch between using the outboard gear and not using it, allowing me to compare and contrast the sound with and without the outboard processing.

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