Originally Posted by AMIEL
Even the Vintage King Summing boxes Shootout for me are not worth it ..or I would not take it as a reference,
#1 I am pretty sure they did not match the input/ output perfectly.
#2 the songs and the mixes are really bad.
#3 Mp3 Quality can really make the differences smallers that that already are!
#4 the most important part when u mix with a summing box is to mix for the beggining because the sound and headroom of the summing box will influence your mixing decitions and sound.
If you will get a summing box..buy a good one!!
#1.. How would you know either way?
#2.. I'm not going to argue that, other then it really doesn't matter for the shootout. If the summing boxes are that big of a deal then there should be a difference whether the mix is good or bad.
#3.. I think mp3 is the perfect format for the shootout. Most of my music ends up being listened to in mp3.. so if the differences can only be heard on $20K mastering monitors in a mastering room then why should I care?
#4.. I agree here. If
there is enough difference that it would influence mixing decisions then the mix should be done through the box from the beginning.
Unfortunately, I think the Vintage King shootout is one of the best references there is on the subject.. and that's mainly because there's not much else to reference.