Analogue summing amplifier.
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In the 8816 summing mixer, the sound of Neve becomes available to DAW based producers. Sixteen input channels include level, pan, cut and cue controls. A +15dB gain range accommodates both -10dBv and +4dbm input levels. Multiple 8816 units can be cascaded together via the fixed level two track buss. The analogue mix buss utilises classic Neve transformer mixing topology. The mix outputs appear simultaneously as balanced +4dBm and unbalanced -10dBv. Mix Inserts are pre-fade for full control and can be switched between normal insert mode and mastering style sum and difference mode with stereo width control.
An optional digital output converts the analogue mix to any standard PCM sample rate up to 192kHz or DSD. Output PPM meters are complemented by overload LEDs to indicate clipping at the ADC or analogue output. The monitor section selects between Mix Out, 2 Track Return, Channels 1 & 2 (DAW mix replay) and “i-mon” front panel input mini-jack, handy for quick mix comparisons. The monitor level is independent of the mix level and the monitor outputs can be switched between Main and Alt speakers. A separate Cue Output can be fed from three sources and the inbuilt Talkback mic. Headphones can be used to listen to either Cue or Monitor source. A USB connector allows snapshots of the 8816 settings to be saved to a PC or Mac and recalled ready for remix. Optional Fader pack available.