If you feel like mixing œin the box is leaving your mixes sounding just a little bit flat, you need to consider moving up to the punch, warmth, and definition of an all-tube analog summing mixer. The... Click To Read More About This Product
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If you feel like mixing œin the box is leaving your mixes sounding just a little bit flat, you need to consider moving up to the punch, warmth, and definition of an all-tube analog summing mixer. The Fat Bustard from the fertile minds at Thermionic Culture lets you avoid the bit-dropping, sound-muddling audio compromises involved in digital summing while letting you add great-sounding tube EQ, tweak the stereo spread and lay on just a little bit (or a whole lot) of classic tube drive to your mix. Analog summing is the secret weapon of many top mix engineers, and adding it to your arsenal will open up a new sonic frontier.
The commitment of Thermionic Culture' founder, Vic Keary, to high-quality tube audio gear dates back to the first studio he built in the 1950', and his company has taken the best of what tubes have to offer, updating the circuits for the low-noise and distortion levels required for modern recording. Solid-state components are confined to power supplies so that the audio path is pure tube musicality.
14-Input passive-input all-tube summing mixer
Four stereo inputs, four mono inputs with defeatable pan pots, and a hard-panned stereo auxiliary input
Stereo two-band EQ and stereo width controls
6-position œAttitude switch adds varying amount of tube drive
Easily expandable with Little Bustard 16-channel expansion summing mixer
Input Impedance: 10kÎ (dependant on channel and setting), unbalanced
Output Impedance: 600Î unbalanced
Gain: (ch. 1-8): 0 at Attitude 1, + 11dB at Max Attitude
Maximum Output Level: (MOL) + 25 dBu
Distortion : (at Att 1) 0.015% +8dBm output; (at Att 3) 0.25%; (at Att Max) 1+ % (dependent on how hard input tubes are driven)
Signal to noise (IEC weighted): at least 100dB below MOL (at Attitude 1)
Frequency response +/-1 dB: 16Hz to 40kHz (at Attitude 1)
Max Bass Boost: +10dB @ 50 Hz
Max Treble Boost: +12dB @ 12kHz
Phase shift (10kHz) with EQ flat: At Attitude 1 - 7% (26 degrees); At Attitude 4 - 10% (36 degrees)
Crosstalk (average at Attitude 1 & 2): 59dB @ 1kHz, 44dB @ 10kHz (Crosstalk will increase at high attitude settings and when stereo spread and/or bass to centre controls are used.)