What People are Saying About Unit Audio Analog Summing Mixers
- This great post from Hardtoe, a new Unit Audio mixer user on Gearslutz.com. By the way , I have done a few mixes with the Micro Unit and I am finding a big improvement in the depth, width and punch (transient definition) of the soundstage. I am using a TC Rooster for makeup gain, into a Drawmer 68, and I used to use this same combo on the 2buss when I summed ITB. This means I have a very observable/familiar way of comparing the impact of the summing alone. Let me tell you - this is one of the best $200 I have spent in years for a jump in quality. Everything is clearer and more defined in the mix (especially when using the analog mono for centered parts - who knew it made such a difference?). I am actually on a bit of a learning curve, as I have to step up my mixing a bit now that things are more 3-D - it's more revealing, so I can (and need to) really focus in on the nuances of individual parts.
- I am running a ruff mix(near finshed) stem through it at the moment, run a sinus wave sweeping through the little beauty 5hz to 20,000 hrz for hr first and have printed a few copy's of the ruff mix to listen too with adjustments to gain stages. I am going to run white noise through for hr now and print another copy of the ruff mix. I have to say I am impressed so far and think I will continue to be so. Thanks for a great bit of hardware kit ;)
- Terry, Thank you so much for your help, once again it is so nice to speak with someone who is there to help. I think we have a good work around by monitoring directly from the preamps instead of pro tools. I still can't believe how much space my mix got from just summing 8 channels.
- Hi Terry,
Thanks for processing the order right away!
I had the opportunity to do some testing with a friend here in Regina that ordered the same unit (you have his feedback on your site - 'Hardtoe'). We were both quite amazed at the tests. I am in the process of recording my album and had a couple nearly finished tracks that I broke into stems and brought to his studio. Being recorded on a budget MOTU 896mk3, I did not have the highest expectations. It turned out that the difference was totally perceptible and desirable. We did a few iterations --> Motu, RNP and Culture Vulture; and with vocals analogue and digital mono'd. Huge difference between the ITB and all other iterations and again a moderately significant improvement with the analogue mono. All this was perceptible through Rokit monitors.
Being a HiFi enthusiast, the changes are invaluable. Opening up a mix and achieving clear separation has always been so hard to achieve in my recordings. The changes become even more perceivable on my B&W listening station at home....so much so, that my enthusiasm while a/b'ing the test mixdowns cause me to loose sight of my ottoman as I was running back and forth from my computer to the stereo. I ended up cloaths-lining myself over the ottoman, ending up flat on the floor with bruised ribs (doh!)....but even as I lay there (after doing a broken bones check) I was kept in good spirits from the exciting results.
Also, great job on the build quality and keeping it all in such a nice sized package! Being a tinkerer, I was tempted to build one myself, but found it hard to beat your product for the price.
- Just got it an installed ... oh my god ... Thanks, really thanks a lot. Just ran through it a mix that was summed in protools ... no edit nothing .. and it just breathes more and more dynamic range. I have been dreaming of being able to do this for an affordable price .. and you made it possible.Thanks, I will spread your name here in the UK. Keep me posted if you build other smart things like this!!!
- Dr. Colombo PhD
- it really does a great job at adding a little bit wider sound stage .. but when I added in some ob stuff I fell in love ..also the Apollo pres are excellent for reamping ..linking1-2 and strapping on some uad is a plus