i used to be subscribed to Sound on Sound (for 10 years) but i cancelled my subscription about 5 years ago because i believed that they were blatantly pro-digital and were giving great reviews to equipment (both digital and analogue) that were inferior products in real life.eggnchips wrote:This guy explains his opinion on analogue summing:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun04/a ... 0604-5.htm
He also has something to say about overdriving mixers at the end.
BTW, my ZEDR16 arrived today. Will keep you posted.
i used to use them as a industry standard reference and i bought many different bits of kit which were given 5 star reviews in SoS which are now gathering dust in corners of my studio.
if you look at the date of that review its 2004, alot has changed since then, there is alot more new analogue kit on the market than there was back then, everyone was riding the digital wave back then, now there are more people realising the power of certain analogue processes.
he states that the film industry would be using analogue desks if they were better, which is blatant nonsense, digital editing has transformed the film industry, because it is perfectly suited to the process, there is no comparison between the film industry and a minimal musician wanting warm tones on his sounds.
manufacturers would not be producing these analogue/digital hybrid devices if there was not a huge market for them, saying old myths are hard to shift, is patronising to the thousands of musicians who use their ears and know what they prefer.
ps have fun with the Zed !!!!
edit, sorry guys, what a twat i am, having an extremely stressful time, but no need to take it out on you guys.
from a balanced viewpoint, SOS have published some ace articles over the years, ive learned a lot from SOS, just went off it a few years back thats all,