If you want to breathe life into your digital tracks, a summing mixer is the best way to do it. Summing mixers add warmth and punch to the sound of your productions, letting you easily mix stems output from your DAW in the analog domain. A summing mixer is the ideal Rx for digital workflows that can often produce clinical-sounding results. Summing mixers vary widely in functionality and complexity – from simple mixers which simply combine signals, to complex devices with multiple additional features. Your choice of the right summing mixer depends on your individual needs and preferences.
What features are you looking for? Our selection includes both simple and complex summing mixers. If you want truly great mixes, you need a device that has superior processing capabilities. And if you want greater versatility, grab a mixer with additional controls for selecting individual inputs, triggering various modes, or adjusting input and output levels. On the other hand, if you’re just starting out, look for a mixer with simple controls that doesn’t require a lot of hassle but gets the job done.
How many channels do you need? Our summing mixers range from 2 channels to as many as 30. If you’re not sure how many you need, think about the equipment you want to hook up to your mixer. We recommend leaving some room for future expansion. For beginners who have simple needs, a dual-channel mixer may be the right choice. More advanced users are going to want a device with at least 8 channels so you can hook up everything you need to, and professional sound producers should grab a mixer with at least 16 channels.
How do you plan on connecting your summing mixer into your setup? We carry devices with various connectivity options: ethernet, USB and wireless. If you are confident in your network and don’t want many cables lying around, a wireless mixer is a great choice. On the other hand, USB connectivity is perfect if you want to have a completely reliable and fast connection at all times.
Do you want to mount your summing mixer on your rack? If you want to have a clear working station and have space in your rack, grab a rackmountable mixer and take advantage of the simplicity it offers. Rackmountable summing mixers are also a nice choice if you travel a lot and will need to take your mixer with you, since having it inside the rack makes moving it that much easier and safer.
With a summing mixer from Sweetwater, you can bring out the full potential of your sound. If you have questions about any of our summing systems or how they’ll interface with the rest of your gear, give our Sales Engineers a call. We’ll help you find the best summing mixer for your needs. Learn More
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