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Studer 169 or Neve 8816 Summing Mixers
Old 1st May 2006
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Studer 169 or Neve 8816

Hi all

I wonder if you could help with some wisdom - I am recording acoustic albums, happy to mix down to 10/12 tracks if necessary.

I am about to get a Studer 169 if I manage to sell some gear today - but I last night was reading all the stuff on here about summing.

Anyone have any ideas what will give me a 'better mix' and sound at the end of it. Better Stereo width and so on...?

Not worried about pres as I have some nice Neve and tube tech pres.

Just wanted to know your thoughts on whether you think I should go ahead with the Studer mixer, or look at one of these summing boxes eg the Neve 8816?

Thanks a lot for any help, really appreciate it.

Old 1st May 2006
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GYang's Avatar
You can find many posts on GS.
If you prefer clean Folcrom or Mixdream will serve you really well.
For more character you can try Nicerizer 8 or 16.
I dare to say that sonically 8816 is not pleasing my ears better than any of above (having in mind expectations), quite a contrary. Name on the box means almost nothing nowdays.
Old 2nd May 2006
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Thanks for your advice...

I'm going for the Studer... The whole summing thing has me a little unconvinced.

All the best

Old 3rd May 2006
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echorec's Avatar

Good choice!

The 169 is great!
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