RME, TotalMix, and Analog Summing
By Front End Audio on Mar 4th 2022
RME, at the beginning of last month, posted a great video about analog summing - and the use of their interfaces for that application. They focused on using their RME M-32 DA Pro AVB Converter and RME M-32 AD Pro AVB Converter for the overview, explanation, and demonstration of analog summing process. Of course any RME interface, such as their RME Fireface UCX II Audio Interface, RME Fireface 802 Audio Interface, RME Fireface UFX II Audio Interface, RME Fireface UFX+ Audio Interface, or RME PCIe Interfaces and RME Converters will all work well in this application.
Of course if you have a multichannel interface from Universal Audio, Lynx, Burl Audio, Presonus, Antelope, or converters from Ferrofish (which are great converters to pair with RME PCIe interfaces), you can still utilize them in analog summing. However, there are some advantages with RME, due to TotalMix, which not only helps in precise and complex routing, but can also function as a virtual summing mixer (pre analog summing), allowing you to best organize and group your outbound audio tracks for best workflow in analog summing.
We love and use analog summing here in our in-house studio at Front End Audio, but we also use it in our personal studios. If you have any questions about analog summing, how it is done, if it is right for you, and what the best set up for you is, please email or call us. Enjoy the Video from RME!