Summing Mixers - Neumann Lawo Filtek

Most of products are no price indicated because of its unique setup

 

Neumann Summing 24x4 TRS DB25 2STM INSERT 

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Q: Analog or digital and why?

A: Both.

 

Digital for convenience and ease of use coupled with analog for sound.

 

That's why I use outboard preamps when recording and an analog summing mixer that gets closer to a console sound.

Digital can work better for electronic music but it still feels a little cold and clinical at times. 

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2in1 Active/Passive Neumann 24x4 TRS/DB25 in /TRS out 2xSTM SND/RET  

Price: order 

  • 1U Standard Rack 
  • Card type: Neumann 2C NOS Modded
  • mixed type TRS/DB25 connection inputs:
  • 16 input by TRS balanced (1-16)
  • 8 input DB25 Tascam Analog balanced (17-24)
  • 2xstereo out by TRS  balanced
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1 option by switch
  • Master Send/return by switch via TRS balance
  • 2x (STM) Stereo to mono  = 8 mono by switch
  • 2 x 21Step precision Neumann gain control potentiometer
  • regular round black knob
  • Unique Name engrave : "Love Light Sound"
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24VDC PSU Eu plug
  • Power Led: Blue
  • build time 14 business working weekdays (estimated)

Master Active/Passive 2in1 option: like You have 2 type of summing mixer in the box: youtube

 

  1. Active mixer: gain makeup by inside amp Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX
  2. Passive mixer: gain makeup by Your external micpres or DAW amplifiers

Benefits: Different amp = Different sound character

 

Depending of your music production you can use internal transformer "nice harmonics colour sound" transformer based amplifiers like Neumann/Filtek/Lawo 

 

If you need something else more "transparent no colour sound" you can go by your micpre or DAW instrument input or DAW micpre amps.

 

Master Send/Return option: SEND master signal to external EQ, Comp, Limiter

 

  • 2xSwitch version: You can Bypass Send/Return / or / Enable Send/Return by switch
  • Auto TRS version: signal was non iterrupted if nothing connected to SEND out TRS

Stereo to Mono input switch: For mono signals (such as kick, snares, lead vocals or bass that should appear centered in the middle of a mix), it would be a waste to use (Stereo L/R panned channels) what would amount to two required converters for a mono result. In such cases, channel pairs 1 & 2, 3 & 4 etc may be switched to mono mode (CH1 to 1-2), so that, for example, there might be a (mono) kick on channel 1, snare on channel 2 and bass on channel 3, etc. youtube Stereo to Mono 

 

 

 

 

Neumann 24x4 TRS/DSUB/TRS 4STM SND/RET Minimal

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Recently I have moved to a summing mixer by VintageMaker a 24x4 unit that’s been made to order for me read more on ask.audio............

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2in1 Active/Passive Neumann 24x4 TRS/DSUB in /TRS out 4xSTM 1xSND/RET Minimal

Price: order 

  • 1U standard rack
  • Neumann v475-2B NOS
  • mixed type TRS/DSUB connection inputs:
  • 8 input by TRS balanced (1-8)
  • 16 input by 2xDB25 Tascam Analog balanced (9-24)
  • DIR input for direct monitoring/expansion input for slave summing
  • 2xStereo out TRS balanced (main/monitor)
  • 4x (STM) Stereo to mono  = 8 mono
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1 option by switch
  • Master Send/Return by bypass switch via TRS balanced
  • 2x21 step precision Neumann master gain L/R potentiometer
  • vintage style black knobs "chicken head"
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24VDC PSU
  • Power LED: Blue
  • Design: medium minimal 
  • Custom made for Tony Vincent Productions by VintageMaker

 

Master Active/Passive 2in1 option: like You have 2 type of summing mixer in the box: youtube

 

  1. Active mixer: gain makeup by inside amp Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX
  2. Passive mixer: gain makeup by Your external micpres or DAW amplifiers

Benefits: Different amp = Different sound character

Depending of your music production you can use internal transformer "nice harmonics colour sound" transformer based amplifiers like Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX. 

If you need something else more "transparent no colour sound" you can go by your micpre or DAW instrument input or DAW micpre amps.

 

Master Send/Return option: SEND master signal to external EQ, Comp, Limiter

 

  • 2xSwitch version: Bypass Send/Return / or / Enable Send/Return by switch
  • Auto TRS version: signal was non iterrupted if nothing connected to SEND out TRS

Stereo to Mono input switch: For mono signals (such as kick, snares, lead vocals or bass that should appear centered in the middle of a mix), it would be a waste to use (Stereo L/R panned channels) what would amount to two required converters for a mono result. In such cases, channel pairs 1 & 2, 3 & 4 etc may be switched to mono mode (CH1 to 1-2), so that, for example, there might be a (mono) kick on channel 1, snare on channel 2 and bass on channel 3, etc. see on youtube Stereo to Mono 

 

CONTACT FOR UNIQUE SETUP :  vintagemaker@gmail.com

 

 

 

2in1 Neumann 24x4 DSUB/TRS 6STM SND/RET unique logo

2in1 Active/Passive Neumann 24x4 DB25 in /TRS out 4xSTM SND/RET

Price: order 

 

  • 1U Standard Rack Unit
  • Neumann 2B NOS Modded
  • 24 input by 3xDB25 Tascam Analog Balanced
  • Master out by 2xStereo balanced L/R TRS
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1 option by switch
  • Master Send/Return by switch via TRS balanced L/R 
  • 6x(STM) Stereo to mono = 12 mono by switch
  • 2x21 Step precision Neumann master gain potentiometer
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24VDC PSU 
  • Power LED: Blue
  • Custom engrave: "pughouse studios logo"
  • build time 16 business working weekdays (estimated)

Master Active/Passive 2in1 option: like You have 2 type of summing mixer in the box: youtube

 

  1. Active mixer: gain makeup by inside amp Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX
  2. Passive mixer: gain makeup by Your external micpres or DAW amplifiers

Benefits: Different amp = Different sound character

Depending of your music production you can use internal transformer "nice harmonics colour sound" transformer based amplifiers like Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX. 

If you need something else more "transparent no colour sound" you can go by your micpre or DAW instrument input or DAW micpre amps.

 

Master Send/Return option: SEND master signal to external EQ, Comp, Limiter

 

  • 2xSwitch version: You can Bypass Send/Return / or / Enable Send/Return by switch
  • Auto TRS version: signal was non iterrupted if nothing connected to SEND out TRS

Stereo to Mono input switch: For mono signals (such as kick, snares, lead vocals or bass that should appear centered in the middle of a mix), it would be a waste to use (Stereo L/R panned channels) what would amount to two required converters for a mono result. In such cases, channel pairs 1 & 2, 3 & 4 etc may be switched to mono mode (CH1 to 1-2), so that, for example, there might be a (mono) kick on channel 1, snare on channel 2 and bass on channel 3, etc. see on youtube Stereo to Mono 

 

CONTACT ME FOR UNIQUE SETUP :  vintagemaker@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

2in1 Neumann 20x6 TRS/TRS 4STM SND/RET

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2in1 Active/Passive Neumann 20x6 TRS in /TRS out 4xSTM SND/RET  summing mixer

Price: order 

  • 1U Standard Rack
  •  Amp:Neumann v475-2C NOS modded
  • 20 input TRS balanced (12 stereo)
  • 3xstereo out by TRS  balanced
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1 option by switch
  • Master Send/return by switch via TRS balance
  • 4x (STM) Stereo to mono  = 8 mono by switch
  • 2 x 21Step precision Neumann gain control potentiometer
  • regular round black knob
  • Unique Name engrave : "Waratah Rose"
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24VDC PSU Eu plug
  • Power Led: RED
  • build time 12 business working weekdays (estimated)

Master Active/Passive 2in1 option: like You have 2 type of summing mixer in the box: youtube

 

 

  1. Active mixer: gain makeup by inside amp Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX
  2. Passive mixer: gain makeup by Your external micpres or DAW amplifiers

Benefits: Different amp = Different sound character

Depending of your music production you can use internal transformer "nice harmonics colour sound" transformer based amplifiers like Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX. 

If you need something else more "transparent no colour sound" you can go by your micpre or DAW instrument input or DAW micpre amps.

 

Master Send/Return option: SEND master signal to external EQ, Comp, Limiter

 

  • 2xSwitch version: You can Bypass Send/Return / or / Enable Send/Return by switch
  • Auto TRS version: signal was non iterrupted if nothing connected to SEND out TRS

Stereo to Mono input switch: see on youtube the Stereo to Mono

 

 

Neumann/Lawo/Passive 24x4 TRS/TRS 4STM SND 

3in1 Neumann/Lawo/Passive 24x4 TRS in / TRS out 4xSTM 1xSND/RET 

Price: order 

  • 1U Standard Rack unit
  • 3in1 Summing Mixer
  • Neumann v475-2C Nos(modded)
  • Lawo DV 972 NOS(modded)
  • 24 input TRS Balanced
  • 2xStereo out TRS Balanced (Main/Monitor)
  • Master Active/Passive option
  • Neumann / Lawo amp / Passive mode select switch option
  • Master Send/Return by bypass switch via TRS balanced
  • 4 x (STM) Stereo to mono option on CH1 stereo input=2 mono
  • 4x21 Step precision potentiometer regular round knob
  • Design Laser Engrave: Sonic Vibe 
  • 110-240VAC to 24VDC PSU
  • Power Led Colour: Blue
  • build time 18 business working weekdays (estimated)

Stereo to Mono input switch:  youtube Stereo to Mono function

 

2in1 Neumann Summing 24x8 DB25/DB25 4STM 2SND/RET Phase Mono OUT CTRL Ground Lift

Phase Invers R side of stereo signal

Phase inversion is a subtle, yet versatile music production tool capable of many distinguished feats. First, what is phase inversion? Inverting a wave’s phase means swapping the location of its peaks and troughs. This creates cancellation when peaks of one wave coincide with the troughs of the other wave.

Stereo to mono- Mono Compatibility test

The word 'Mono' is panned absolutelly center. This means both Left and Right speakers reproduce the same word 'Mono' at the same volume. This also sounds 'mono' and so panned to the middle.

Checking your mix for Mono compatibility as you go is a good preventative measure. Sometimes just because a mix sounds good in stereo doesn't mean it will sound good when the left and right channels are combined into a mono signal. In some cases, you may hear what is known as comb-filtering, which will color the sound of your mix and cause peaks and dips in its frequency response. In some cases, instruments may lose their integrity or even seem to completely disappear from the mix!

Phase Invers R + Mono mode

Reversing the phase of the right channel and mono-ing it with the left and sending the result to both speakers is particularly useful for assessing the width content of your mix and distortion characteristic by effectively replacing the ‘centre image’ with the out-of-phase information.

This provides an excellent way to check mono compatibility and to also learn spatial tricks from your favourite reference material.

Ground Lift

Professional audio equipment intended for use with balanced lines may have a ground lift switch for the cable shield. The ground lift switch eliminates unwanted hum and buzz by interrupting the ground loops between equipment, preventing current flow along the cable shield between two devices. The switch disconnects pin 1 on the XLR jack, Sleeve/Ground on TRS balanced jack.

2in1 Active/Passive Neumann 24x8 DSUB in /DSUB out 4xSTM 2xSND/RET Phase/Mono ABCD out control Ground Lift option

Price: order 

  • 1U standard rack
  • Neumann v475-2C NOS
  • 24 input DB25 Tascam Balanced
  • 4xStereo (8) out by 3xDB25 Tascam balanced (ABCD out)
  • 4xON/OFF switch for ABCD out control
  • Phase Inv R / Master Mono option
  • 4x (STM) Stereo to mono on stereo CH1/CH2/CH3/CH4  = 8 mono
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1 option by switch
  • 2xMaster Send/Return by switch via TRS balanced L/R 
  • *SNDA/RETA and SNDB/RETB
  • Ground lift option by switch (ground enable/disable)
  • 2x21 step precision Neumann master gain L/R potentiometer
  • vintage style white cream "chicken head" knobs
  • 110-240VAC to 24VDC PSU
  • Power LED: Blue
  • Engraving: "built for Ed Venezia by VintageMaker"
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24VDC 0,6-1,5A PSU
  • build time 14 business working weekdays (estimated)

 

Master Active/Passive 2in1 option: like You have 2 type of summing mixer in the box: youtube 2in1

 

  1. Active mixer: gain makeup by inside amp Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX
  2. Passive mixer: gain makeup by Your external micpres or DAW amplifiers

Benefits: Different amp = Different sound character

Depending of your music production you can use internal transformer "nice harmonics colour sound" transformer based amplifiers like Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX. 

If you need something else more "transparent no colour sound" you can go by your micpre or DAW instrument input or DAW micpre amps.

 

Master Send/Return option: SEND and RETURN the master signal to external EQ, Comp, Limiter

 

  • 2xSwitch version: Bypass Send/Return / or / Enable Send/Return by switch
  • Auto TRS version: signal was non iterrupted if nothing connected to SEND out TRS

Multiple SEND/RETURN: You can connect  in CHAIN more than one external processor like Eq, Comp,Limiter, each processor have their DEDICATED Send/Return on the summing side, you can select or deselect - Send or Bypass the desired external gear in the chain for example:

 

  1. SNDA/RETA: EQ
  2. SNDB/RETB: COMPRESSOR

Input Chanel SEND/RETURN: for external process of signal before enter in to the summing network

  • SEND always active when the appropriate input signal connected to summing, for example INPUT 1/2 = SEND 1/2, INPUT3/4 = SEND 3/4 and so on

RETURN signal can bypass or enable by two position switch:

  1. Bypass: by default  switch down = regular input mode no signal process
  2. Enable: switch up = processed signal enabled on Return (unprocessed signal disabled)

Stereo to Mono input switch: For mono signals (such as kick, snares, lead vocals or bass that should appear centered in the middle of a mix), it would be a waste to use (Stereo L/R panned channels) what would amount to two required converters for a mono result. In such cases, channel pairs 1 & 2, 3 & 4 etc may be switched to mono mode (CH1 to 1-2), so that, for example, there might be a (mono) kick on channel 1, snare on channel 2 and bass on channel 3, etc. https://youtu.be/VK9YBU7J7Gg

 

 

2in1 Neumann 24x6 DB25/TRS 4STM 

2in1 Active/Passive Neumann 24x6 DSUB in /TRS out 4xSTM 

Price: order 

 

  • 1U standard rack
  • Neumann v475-2B
  • 24 in DB25 Tascam Standard Analog balanced
  • 3xstereo (6) out by TRS balanced (main/monitor/VU meter)
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1 option by switch
  • 2x (STM) Stereo to mono option on CH1/CH2 strereo input=4 mono
  • 2x21 step precisionNeumann gain control pot
  • Power LED: BLUE
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24 VDC 0,6-1,5A PSU
  • Design:  unique name engrave
  • build time 12 business working weekdays (estimated)

 

 

 

Neumann 24x4 DB25/XLR 4STM SND/RET 

2in1 Active/Passive Neumann 24x4 DSUB in /XLR out 4xSTM 1xSND/RET

Price: order 

  • 1U standard rack
  • Neumann v475-2C NOS
  • 24 input DB25 Tascam Analog balanced (1-24)
  • 2xStereo out by XLR balanced (main/monitor)
  • 4x (STM) Stereo to mono on stereo CH1/CH2/CH3/CH4  = 8 mono
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1 option by switch
  • Master Send/Return by bypass switch via TRS balanced
  • 2x21 step precision Neumann master gain L/R potentiometer
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24 VDC 0,6-1,5A PSU
  • Power LED: Blue
  • build time 12 business working weekdays (estimated)

 

 

 

 

Neumann 24x2 Summing D-sub  TRS 4STM 

Neumann 24x2 DB25 in /TRS out 4x Stereo To Mono 

Price: order 

 

  • 1U Standard Rack Unit
  • Neumann 2C NOS Modded
  • 24 input by 3xDB25 Tascam Analog Balanced
  • Master out by 2xStereo balanced L/R TRS
  • 4x(STM) Stereo to mono = 8 mono by switch
  • 2x21 Step precision Neumann master gain potentiometer
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24 VDC 0,6-1,5A PSU 
  • Power LED: Blue
  • Custom engrave: "Found+Lost"
  • build time 12 business working weekdays (estimated)

 

Stereo to Mono input switch: . https://youtu.be/VK9YBU7J7Gg

 

CONTACT ME FOR UNIQUE SETUP :  vintagemaker@gmail.com

 

2in1 Neumann 24x4 DSUB/TRS/TRS/XLR 2STM DIR IN AB CTRL

2in1 Active/Passive Neumann 24x4 DB25/TRS in /TRS/XLR out 4x Stereo To Mono Direct input A/B CTRL

Price: order 

  • 1U Standard Rack Unit
  • Neumann 2C NOS Modded
  • mixed type DSUB/TRS connection inputs:
  • 16 input by DB25 Tascam standard balanced (1-16)
  • 8 input by TRS balanced (17-24)
  • 1xStereo out by XLR balanced
  • 1xStereo out by TRS balanced
  • 1xDirect input option by switch on stereo CH4 (7/8)
  • 2xStereo to mono on CH1 and Ch2 =4 mono by switch
  • Master Active/Passive 2IN1 option by switch
  • 2x21 step precision Neumann master gain potentiometers
  • SW1: 
  • UP Stage TRS (summend mix to TRS)
  • DOWN Stage XLR (summed mix to XLR)
  • SW2 
  • UP Stage CH4 to sum mix
  • DOWN Stage CH4 to XLR- SW1 to TRS to have CH4 sent to XLR only (on TRS present the sum mix without CH4)
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24 VDC 0,6-1,5A PSU 
  • Power LED: Blue
  • Custom engrave: "Grey Area Sound"
  • build time 13 business working weekdays (estimated)

 

Neumann 24x4 DB25/TRS/TRS 4STM SND/RET A/B OUT CTRL

2in1 Active/Passive Neumann 24x4 DB25/TRS in /TRS out 4xSTM 1xSND/RET A/B out control

Price: order 

 

  • Rack unit size :1U 
  • Card type: Neumann 2A NOS Modded
  • mixed type DSUB/TRS connection inputs:
  • 16 input by 2xDB25 Tascam Analog balanced (1-16)
  • 8 input by TRS balanced (17-24)
  • 2xStereo out by TRS balanced L/R
  • Multiple master out control by 2xON/OFF switch A/B/AB
  • 4x (STM) Stereo to mono input option by 4xswitch= 8 mono
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1 option by switch 
  • Master Send/Return/Bypass by switch via TRS
  • 2x21 step precision Neumann master gain potentiometers
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24 VDC 0,6-1,5A PSU
  • POWER LED: Blue
  • build time 12 business working weekdays (estimated)

 

Filtek 24x4 DSUB/XLR 2STM Master MONO

Stereo to mono Summing - Mono Compatibility test

The word 'Mono' is panned absolutelly center. This means both Left and Right speakers reproduce the same word 'Mono' at the same volume. This also sounds 'mono' and so panned to the middle.

Checking your mix for Mono compatibility as you go is a good preventative measure.

Sometimes just because a mix sounds good in stereo doesn't mean it will sound good when the left and right channels are combined into a mono signal. In some cases, you may hear what is known as comb-filtering, which will color the sound of your mix and cause peaks and dips in its frequency response.

In some cases, instruments may lose their integrity or even seem to completely disappear from the mix!

2in1 Active/Passive Filtek 24x4 DB25 in /XLR out 2xSTM Master Stereo to Mono

Price: order 

 

  • 1U standard Rack unit
  • Filtek DV1175 NOS
  • 24 input by DB Tascam Standard Balanced
  • 2xStereo out by XLR balanced (Main / Monitor)
  • Master Mono switch for Mono compatibility test
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1option by switch
  • 2x (STM) Stereo to mono = 4 mono by switch
  • 1x21 step precision Filtek master gain potentiometer 
  • regular round black knob
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24 VDC 0,6-1,5A PSU
  • POWER LED: Blue
  • Unique Name engrave
  • build time 10 business working weekdays (estimated)

 

Master Active/Passive 2in1 option: like You have 2 type of summing mixer in the box

 

  1. Active mixer: gain makeup by inside amp Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX
  2. Passive mixer: gain makeup by Your external micpres or DAW amplifiers

Benefits: Different amp = Different sound character

Depending of your music production you can use internal transformer "nice harmonics colour sound" transformer based amplifiers like Neumann/Filtek/Lawo/NE2OX. 

If you need something else more "transparent no colour sound" you can go by your micpre or DAW instrument input or DAW micpre amps.

 

 

Stereo to Mono input switch: For mono signals (such as kick, snares, lead vocals or bass that should appear centered in the middle of a mix), it would be a waste to use (Stereo L/R panned channels) what would amount to two required converters for a mono result. In such cases, channel pairs 1 & 2, 3 & 4 etc may be switched to mono mode (CH1 to 1-2), so that, for example, there might be a (mono) kick on channel 1, snare on channel 2 and bass on channel 3, etc. https://youtu.be/VK9YBU7J7Gg

 

 

 

CONTACT ME FOR UNIQUE SETUP :  vintagemaker@gmail.com

 

2in1 Filtek 24x4 DSUB/TRS/XLR 4STM SND/RET KENOBI

2in1 Active/Passive Filtek 24x4 DB25 in /TRS/XLR out 4xSTM 

Price: order 

  • 1U standard Rack unit
  • Filtek DV1175 NOS
  • 24 input by DB Tascam Standard Balanced
  • 2xStereo out by TRS/XLR balanced (Main XLR / Monitor TRS)
  • Master Active/Passive 2in1option by switch
  • Master Send/Return/Bypass by switch via TRSx (STM) Stereo to mono = 8 mono by switch
  • 1x21 step precision Filtek master gain potentiometer 
  • regular round black knob
  • 110-240VAC to 18-24 VDC 0,6-1,5A PSU EU plug
  • POWER LED: Blue
  • Unique engrave: "star wars style" : KENOBI
  • build time 10 business working weekdays (estimated)

Stereo to Mono input switch:  youtube Stereo to Mono function

Audio Transformers have been an integral part of analogue summing audio signal paths right from the earliest days

 

Frequently being employed at every input and output, as well as between amplifying stages, in many cases. Finding 10 or more transformers in the signal path wasn't uncommon in the 1960s and '70s!

 

Harmonic distortion in transformers is caused by two effects:

 

Hysteresis for low‑level signals and saturation for high‑level signals (see 'Technical Terms' boxes).

 

The effect is always greatest for low frequencies, and results mainly in third‑harmonic distortion. Lots of factors in the design of a transformer affect the level of audio distortion, but key amongst these is probably the material used for the magnetic core. Core metals with a high nickel content typically result in the least hysteresis distortion (but tend to be relatively expensive), while simpler, soft‑steel cores tend to give far higher distortion figures but are much cheaper. The factors associated with transformer distortion and character are many and varied, and you can read about them in the 'How Transformers Distort' box overleaf.

source:https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/analogue-warmth

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