[Ardour-Users] analog summing

Matt Keys matt at mattkeys.net
Sun Dec 17 04:35:49 PST 2017

I'm not really trying to do anything at the moment other than understand when and why you'd want to use something like the 2-bus (http://dangerousmusic.com/product/2-bus-plus/), or how it is different than for example the stereo main outs of a 16 channel analog mixer? Is the extra 'color' claim completely bullshit?

From: Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2017 7:22 AM
To: Matt Keys
Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] analog summing

On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 12:17:03PM +0000, Matt Keys wrote:
> When is it appropriate, if ever, to use analog summation in the signal chain into Ardour? Is there a difference between analog summation using mixer output into the daw versus mixer output to a device like the dangerous labs 2-bus and then into the daw? I'm having difficulty understanding the whole 'more headroom' or 'more dimension' claims.

You might want to do that if you had a fairly finished mix of some
sounds that you wanted to record as one track.  Like, say you've got a
live drum kit, you know you're only ever going to want the drums as a
stereo pair, so you'd mix the drums externally and record just the pair
rather than each mike individually.

What are you trying to do?


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