The A Designs Mix Factory Summing Mixer is not just a summing unit, it delivers analog warmth with the depth and image needed to make your mixes stand out from the crowd.
The A Designs Mix Factory Summing Mixer takes summing to a new level by offering 100% pure analog summing. The Mix Factory is a concept developed by Tony Shepperd (who is known for his high-quality recordings ranging from Gospel, R&B to Rock), designed by Paul Wolff (one of the top designers in the audio industry), and manufactured by A Designs Audio, Inc. - (manufacturer of products such as the Pacifica, Ventura, REDDI, Hammer 2 and Nail).
Tony Shepperd was one of many modern engineers that felt that everything could be done IN THE BOX. But, he came to realize that analog and digital could live very well together. By combining the two - analog and digital - to create a Hybrid - was the special combination that took his mixes to a level that had other recording engineers calling him for tips and demanding to know how he made his recordings sound so great.
The end result, after years of R&D, was the A Designs Mix Factory.
What makes the A Designs Mix Factory special?
There are 16 channels (which are 2 D-sub inputs summing to a stereo XLR out). All 16 channels have a continuous Gain Knob, Pan (center detent), and Mute that acts as a signal indicator with an audio sensitive LED. The LED indicator glows when signal is passing into the channel and intensifies when the signal is stronger. The same Mute button changes color to Red, when used as a mute, to Green when signal is passing through the channel.
There are (2) Eight-Channel groups: 1-8 and 9-16. Each group has an Insert for a Compressor or EQ. There is also a Master Insert for all 16 Channels, along with 3 Mute buttons for each Insert.
The A Designs Mix Factory has a pushbutton option to go from clean (the standard setup bypassing the transformers) to tonal, using the custom-made output transformers made by Cinemag. The difference between transformers and no transformers is night and day. This gives you an option for analog tone and/or color.
The A Designs Mix Factory is also linkable! This means you can have 64 or more channels...it's like having a console in a Rack.
And if that isn't enough, there is an external power supply to insure a perfect sounding unit every time. This is a switchable Power Supply, which can be used for domestic (US) 120v and export 230v. The Power Supply is hefty enough to handle any needs you may require from the A Designs Mix Factory.
The A Designs understand there are summing boxes out there. But, nothing has come close to the A Designs Mix Factory for providing you an image to your mix that just stands out.
A Designs Mix Factory Summing Mixer Features
- Solid State Design
- Custom Milled Aluminum Knobs
- Custom Output Transformers
- 2RU Rack Space
- External Power Supply
- Balanced XLR Output
- 16 Gain Controls
- 2 Master Gain Controls
- 1-8 and 9-16
- 1 Grand Master Gain Control
- 16 Pan Controls
- Master Insert
- 1-8 Insert
- 9-16 Insert
- 16 Mute Switches
- Transformer In/Out Switch
- 22 Color Changing Switches
- LED Array
- Linking XLRs for more channels
A Designs Mix Factory Summing Mixer Specifications
- Gain Range Total: Unity Gain to full Attenuation
- Gain Range for 1-16: Unity Gain
- Max Input: +27dBu
- Output: Balanced XLR Output
- Power Requirements: 100/120/230 VAC
- Dimensions: 19" x 3.00" x 10"
- Weight: 16.4 lbs.
- Shipping weight: 17.5 lbs.
A Designs Mix Factory Summing Mixer Includes
- 1 Year Warranty
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I had the luxury of using this on an album. it did something that none of my prior albums do. A must buy for anyone serious.