Unit Audio has introduced the “New Unit,” a 16 x 2 analog summing mixer
It offers 16 balanced line inputs on two D-sub connectors, plus a choice of either 1/4-inch TRS or XLR mic level output connectors.
Easy setup makes this a great companion to digital audio workstation, with a small footprint that takes up very little space.
Unit Audio analog summing mixers are hand-wired, point-to-point in Nashville, TN, using quality Xicon metal film resistors and Neutrik connectors
Price of the New Unit is $299 (U.S.), plus shipping.
Unit Audio design engineer Terry Auger says, “Loosely quoting Shakespeare one might say ‘To analog sum or not to analog sum?’ This has been a point of controversy with digital recording for quite some time.
“With modern DAW software, mixing within the computer has resulted in some great sounding recordings, but I’ve long been intrigued by the concept of analog summing. I was not prepared to pay $800 or more to test that theory, so I engineered and built my own.
“Then to test the theory, I set out to see if there was any difference in the mixed sound. Much to my amazement and pleasure, I did notice a subtle but very pleasing difference in the stereo separation and placement of the instruments compared to my ‘in the box’ mixes.”
Unit Audio offers “Sound Samples” here to evaluate an in the box mix and a mix run through a Unit Audio analog summing mixer.