New York, NY – May 9, 2016 – In this music production tips video engineer Ryan West visits Flux Studios in New York City and reveals how to get some unique ‘analog color’ with transformer saturation along with his analog summing to add dimension to a mix – while still getting the flexibility of mixing In-the-Box and retaining mix recallability. West uses the Dangerous 2-BUS+ summing amp, which has “X-Former” variable transformer saturation built-in for his example.
“This is an old trick for engineers, coming right out of the console take the left and right stereo mix and pop it through vintage mic preamp to get a unique ‘transformer’ sound.” The X-Former color circuit built into the Dangerous 2-BUS+ adds, “A little bit of extra Voodoo. It tightens up the low end and also gives this sheen on the sides of the mix that I don’t get without it. It gives another level of magic when I’m mixing,” states West in the video.