Corona, CA (September 27, 2005)–SPL’s MixDream summing mixer has found a home with engineer Mark Needham, whose current work spans from The Killers to Paul Simon. Needham had already been employing an SPL Kultube stereo compressor, a Transient Designer 4 dynamic effects processor, a Qure dual parametric EQ as well as the SPL PQ Mastering EQ at his studio, The Ballroom, in Hollywood, CA. He is now also the owner of a 32-channel MixDream system.
The MixDream is a cascadable, 16-in-2 high-grade analog summing device in just 2U rack space. It’s sophisticated, active Class A/6oV stages for analog summing in the quality of the best consoles features 16 balanced inserts that allow for integrated analog effects with individual and overall hard bypass relays. The MixDream also features an analog peak limiter along with master inserts and switchable output transformers from Lundahl.
“I recently switched from an SSL G+ to an ICON with Apogee converters and two SPL MixDreams and I’ve been thrilled with the results,” notes Needham. “They do exactly what they’re supposed to do; Class A analog summing with inserts and no coloration. Also the insert section allows me to keep my SSL compressor, SPL PQ Mastering EQ and other analog gear in play.”
SPL will be exhibiting their full line at the AES Convention in NYC, Booth #1137, and introducing four new products: MixDreamXP, the MMC2 Stereo and Surround Mastering Console, the DMC Dual Channel Mastering Console and the MasterBay.