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Allen and Heath Mix Wizard as a summing mixer?
Old 23rd December 2013
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Allen and Heath Mix Wizard as a summing mixer?

Ive read that these are good little mixers. What about using them for summing? I was thinking of going out of my RME UC into this little mixer and recording the sum. Any thoughts? Will this make the sounds more open or improve by adding some harmonic distortion? Will it improve over the summing in ableton?

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Old 23rd December 2013
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In my extensive experience with Allen and Heath mixers, they are great utility pieces of gear but this will only bring noise and extra complication to your setup. I've tracked live recordings with them but any modern DAW will sound a lot better in my opinion.

See if you can borrow one to try it out.

Tim
Old 23rd December 2013
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Seems to be an idea out there that analogue summing is always going to sound better - so just grab the cheapest console that was designed for live use and plug it in.

I think people have missed the point that analogue summing on those great classic albums was usually done through some great big vintage Neve or API console - and that's what made the sound that is worth the effort.
Old 24th December 2013
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I think it's an excellent idea. It should not be worse than the A&H Zedr 16, which has good reviews on this site.
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