The S16 is aimed at the high-end user with “bulletproof” construction, intuitive interface and excellent fit and finish. The unit works as a summing box for DAW use and as a mastering tool. It is ideal companion for Apogee converters (DA16, Rosetta), Pro Tools system and other excellent professional products.
Tracks destined for analog summing are routed from the DAW to the S16 via D/A converters. Identical converters are ideal to exclude level and sound differences. Although you may often wish to sum more than 16 tracks, a general recommendation to reduce track numbers is to route those tracks to a common output bus of the sequencing program which are not played back simultaneously in your arrangement. This way you avoid digital summing and your production benefits from the full potential of 100% analog summing.
With mono signals one should switch these to mono mode to restrict them to single D/A converter, thereby avoiding the waste of having to use a D/A pair for one mono track. In the DAW such signals must be panned hard left or right.
Connection of Sampler or Keyboards
Along with DAW audio tracks, samplers, keyboards and expanders may also be connected directly to the S16 . Then the Midi tracks need only be added in the DAW project, the outputs (for example, from a keyboard) are then routed directly to the S16.
Linking Several S16
An expansion connector provides for a second S16 input should 16 channels not suffice. The Main Outputs of the second S16 must be connected to the Direct in of the first unit. Do not connect both Direct In inputs.
- SUB-D channels 1-8 & SUB-D channels 9-16 /analog balanced
- Direct In 2xXLR /analog balanced
- Monitor Out 2xXLR / analog balanced
- Master Out 2xXLR / analog balanced
- On/Off swich and Pan pot on each channel (16)
- Master & Monitor level control pot
- Output level retro analog VU metars
- Mogami internal wiring
- Engraved characters on front and back panels
- Heavy duty chassis
- Hard case package
- Low power consumption
Europe List Price: 1,750€