[Ardour-Users] analog summing

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Dec 17 08:09:34 PST 2017

On Sun, 17 Dec 2017 16:46:46 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>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
English isn't my native language and the term "microship" might be
misleading, perhaps it should read "integrated circuit".

Note, usage of integrated circuits for analog audio gear not
necessarily is bad.

For example keep in mind vintage analog synth, e.g. Oberheim, Roland
and other using CEM/Curtis chips.

>>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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