Originally Posted by Brian R
Bump. I would like to hear more about this.
I love VCC. I have no experiences with Summers but have been flirting with the idea of one (Dangerous 2-Box).
I know VCC doesn't "Sum" but simulates Cross-Talk on the 2Bus.
Whatever the case, is the auditory effect basically the same? In other words: would it be a redundant & expensive waste of money to buy a Summer? Or, used in conjunction, a worthwhile investement?
I think it would depend on what kind of summing you are using OTB
A Dangerous D-Box is a very, Very clean unit. Very low noise, very low THD and cross talk is almost non existent, right down at the noise floor.
Running a console emulation VST in front of it might add something pleasing to this
If you are using an old, cheap desk to mix/sum through or something designed to add "color" that already is adding saturation and cross talk and noise, then adding a plugin that adds saturation cross talk and noise on top of what you are getting could be too much, and give you a phasey, mushy mess. Or it might sound great
The only way really is to try and see if you like it on what you are going to do. Personally when I started using hardware I stopped using console emulations. IMO, there was no need to add simulated noise, THD and cross talk to real noise, THD and cross talk. This is stuff the hardware guys are trying to minimize for a good reason