[Ardour-Users] analog summing

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Dec 17 07:46:46 PST 2017

On Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:24:40 -0500, Ricardus Vincente wrote:
>If you want that harmonic distortion that humans psycho-acoustically
>refer to as warmth, sum through a really cool vintage console like a

That's why I mentioned on Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:06:12 +0100:
>Or replacing a cheap microchip based mixing console by a more
>expensive, discrete circuit based mixing console.

While I like Neve very much and don't have the money, neither the room
for such a mixing console, some aged Soundcraft mixing consoles already
provide(d) the same. I don't own such a Soundcraft mixer, but other than
Neve, they were affordable for home studios that time and that time a
friend owned one. I don't know if Soundcraft still offers payable
mixing consoles with studio quality discrete circuits nowadays.
However, if somebody should need analog colouring, there are likely
still good and cheap tube preamps available, perhaps still from Arts,
just stay away from cheap Behringer tube preamps.

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