A Designs Mix Factory – 16-channel Summing Mixer



16-channel Summing Mixer with 2 x 8-channel Groups.

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A Designs Mix Factory – 16-channel Summing Mixer

MIX FACTORY TAKES SUMMING TO A NEW LEVELA-Designs  Audio,  Inc.  is  proud  to  announce  the  release  of  the  MIX  FACTORY,  a  totally  new  concept  and  approach  to summing out-of-the-box for people who demand more from their current sound and work-flow. 

The  MIX  FACTORY  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  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 realise  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 MIX FACTORY. 

What makes the 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  (centre  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  colour  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.And we aren’t done, yet! 

The  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 colour. 

There’s MORE!

The MIX FACTORY is also linkable! This means you can have 64 or more channels…it’s like having a console in a Rack.

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 MIX FACTORY.

We  understand  there  are  summing  boxes  out  there.  But,  nothing  has  come  close  to  the  MIX  FACTORY  for  providing  you  an image to your mix that just stands out.