SPL MixDream XP MK2

Analogue Summing Mixer

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16x2 analogue summing device, known for its superior sound quality and robust construction. It features a Mono Switch for precise centring of mono tracks, a -18 dB Switch for enhanced detail in low-level signals, and adjustable Output Control suitable for fine-tuning with AD converters. The device also boasts a Variable Output Switch to maintain consistent audio levels, versatile Inputs and Outputs for flexible connectivity, and an Expansion Input for additional channel capacity. Its durable build is underscored by a sturdy aluminium front panel and knobs, coupled with a high-quality steel chassis, making the MixDream XP Mk2 an indispensable asset in professional studio setups.

At a glance

  • Mono Switch: Converts initial channels from stereo to mono for centered mono signals.
  • -18 dB Switch: Reduces later channels by -18 dB, enhancing low-level signal detail.
  • Output Control: Adjustable levels for main and monitor outputs, ideal for AD converter calibration.
  • Variable Output Switch: Maintains consistent audio levels by keeping input at unity gain.
  • Inputs and Outputs: Includes DB25 and balanced XLR connectors for flexible, quality connections.
  • Expansion Input: Allows additional MixDream XP Mk2 connection, increasing channels and inputs.
  • Construction: Robust aluminum front panel and knobs with a durable steel chassis.

The SPL MixDream XP Mk2 epitomises the pinnacle of Class A analogue summing, merging audio inputs into an exceptional sonic experience with remarkable sound fidelity. This device excels in crafting an auditory landscape where individual tracks harmonise exquisitely, offering an expansive stereo soundscape and consistent harmonic convergence. Its utilisation of analogue summing technology transforms mixing into an extraordinary encounter.

Boasting the revered audio quality of its predecessor, the MixDream XP Mk2 generation flourishes with an internal audio operating voltage of +/-30 V. The device has undergone a design evolution, enhancing tactile interaction. It introduces a novel feature - a bespoke -18 dB level attenuation for the final stereo channels, maximising the potential of analogue summing in every mix.

Engaging the MixDream XP Mk2 in the summing process enriches sound with profound depth, precise positioning, and remarkable spatial dynamics. It ensures a seamless blend of individual instruments, fostering smooth auditory transitions.

Please note that the package does not include the AD/DA converter, monitor controller, or audio cables. Illustrations may show SPL Madison (AD/DA converter) and SPL MTC Mk2 (monitoring controller), but these are separate entities.

In practice, individual tracks are conveyed from the computer to the MixDream XP Mk2 through D/A converters, amalgamated within the device, and finally recorded as a stereo signal via an A/D converter into the DAW software.

The MixDream XP Mk2 excels in the analogue summing of audio tracks, bridging the best of analogue and digital realms. It complements digital convenience with unparalleled analogue sound quality, traditionally exclusive to top-tier analogue consoles. The device's design focuses on high-quality analogue summing without panorama controls and faders, preserving the full breadth of computer automation.

Operating the MixDream XP Mk2 doesn't necessitate altering the standard DAW workflow, allowing unrestricted use of all DAW techniques and options.

The MixDream XP Mk2 is not just a summing mixer; it's an investment in unparalleled audio quality, designed to last a lifetime and elevate your studio's sound to professional heights.

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