What is "Analog Summing" and Why Should I Care?.....
What Others Have Written About the Benifits of Analog Summing
What is stem mixing and how can it help me? TAPE OP Magazine, January 2013
"Some newer recordists might ask, "Why would you not want to mix this ITB?" Almost everybody I've met who works as a professional recording engineer will agree that mixing through an analog console usually sounds better. However, many professional engineersdo mix ITB. Reasons include repeatability, recall and the ability to please clients and record labels. Labels often ask engineers to be able to recall any mix instantly and make a minor change. This has become expected in the music industry at all levels. But still, I've never heard anybody say, "I mix in the box because it sounds better." Never." -JB
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Commentary: The Importance Of
Analog Summing For Studio Mixing
from the Lazy Tech Guys website
There is an argument within music production today, mixing in the box or out of the box. In other words, should we mix using the stereo mix of our Digital Audio Workstation, DAW, or mix through an analog mixer. Most have chose to record within computers since the editing and features are extremely useful, while some still hold on to the classic 2-inch reel-to-reel tapes. Summing Amplifiers were introduced as the solution to bring back the original sound of analog that we’ve grown accustomed to hearing as well as keeping the benefits of using a DAW.
The list of advantages of computer recording over traditional analog recording is enormous. Everything from the editing, mobility, effects, automation and more. The ability to work on a song, save it and return to it at a later time with no degradation or change to the sound or mix is fantastic.
The sound quality of digital is a subject of debate, though. Analog recorders are still hailed for their warm and rich sound, a far cry different from the sounds of digital which some consider thin and flat.
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Analog Summing Explained
What Others Are Saying About Analog Summing