TUBE-TECH SSA2B sums your mixes Wide, Punchy and Transparent, with Rock Solid Low End!
Sonically The SSA2B very easily outperforms the mix quality of any digital audio workstation and even betters the performance of mixing amplifiers built into the most high-end analog consoles.
For those of you that haven't yet experienced the difference between even the best ITB mix and the real thing:
Do yourself a favor and listen to the SSA2B
Fact: The SSA2B sums your mix clearer, wider and punchier than anything, you've heard before.
With a simple, but well organized setup based around the SSA2B it''s possible to raise your mixing to a level, previously only achievable from the best and most expensive consoles.
Low end: The TUBE-TECH SSA2B will deliver the tightest low end on the planet.
Every user, we have been in contact with tells us about real low end improvement when using the SSA2B for summing.
Featured User video:
Interview with Jacob Hansen,owner of very successful
HANSEN STUDIOS DK.
Jacob Hansen is producing, engineering and mixing tons of extremely successful artists from all over the world.
"Bigger than Life" is a "Hansen" trademark.
Loads of heavy metal bands has been through the hands and ears of Jacob Hansen and lately numerous bands playing different styles have been blessed with Jacobs talent.
Jacob upgraded in July 2009 his mixing setup with the TUBE-TECH SSA2B summing amp.
( Changeover from another summing amp.)
Better resolution, stereo imaging and especially low end performance was the result of the changeover to SSA2B.
Statement from Jacob Hansen:
"The TUBE-TECH SSA2B finally makes it possible for me to have my mixes sounding the way I always dreamed about! This is a major positive update for me! I simply don't have any mixing problems anymore. I wish I could redo all my earlier mixes"
Post Production mix engineer Fabrice Chantome, France
Having heard the Tube-Tech SSA2B summing amp at a seminar earlier, mix engineer Fabrice Chantome decided he wanted to see if it would make any difference on this specific type of material compared to in-the-box mix.
Fabrice was to mix "Survivor", an extreme popular Reality Show from France.
So, he sent 4 stereo stems (dialogue, music, FX and narration) through the SSA2B and recorded them back into Pro Tools using a standard 192 I/O for D/A conversion and an Antelope Audio Eclipse for A/D.
”The difference exceeded all my expectations; in fact it was so obvious that the artistic producer of the show immediately noticed, asking me, "What have you done to the sound? It sounds fuller, richer and sweeter to my ears..." Personally, I would add "wider, deeper and, most important, it brings the human voice in front of you, out of the speakers with greater accuracy and without any harshness". It sounds amazing and I really love what it does: Make the listening experience much more enjoyable!”
Listen to the difference: Download PT session
The session contains two versions of Fabrice's mix:
A: ITB Pro Tools. B: 4 Stereo stems summed through SSA2B. ( Dialogue,music,FX and narration.)
The audiofiles of the session are labeled and can easy be imported to other DAW's or just listened to on your computer.
All samples courtesy of Adventure Line Productions, a Zodiak media group company
Marty Stuart, Singer/Songwriter/ Nick Conley, Veteran Engineer USA
Nick Conley: 'It's getting harder for a lot of studios to justify spending thousands of dollars on a good analogue console, Even when I have access to one, I only use a portion of its capabilities.
But Marty and I both like tubes and transformers.
We need some iron in our diet, right?
So we asked the good folks at TransAudio Group ( TUBE-TECH US distributor )to send us a demo Tube-Tech SSA2B summing amp. I should have known it would be like bringing a puppy home for a demo.
There was no way we could send it back!
With the data compression and dynamics manipulation used today it is even more important to try to achieve as much separation as possible. With the new summing amp, the greater depth of field keeps things from wadding up in the centre, the way they otherwise do. The end result is greater clarity.'
Read more about Mick Conleys experience with TUBE-TECH SSA2B
Sean Genockey, Producer UK
Baddies, Tom McRae, Reuben, Manic Street Preachers, Suede
"Since using the SSA 2B I''ve been achieving results I only thought possible on a large format console. The sound is pristine, with top and bottom end that goes on forever and the imaging is wider than the Grand Canyon."
Julio Reyes Copello, Grammy winner, Producer and Songwriter USA
Julio''s comment just after buying TUBE-TECH SSA2B + SMC2B:
"Guys, thank you very much!....I just want to say that it''s been the
best investment I ''ve done in the last years. These two guys are The
missing piece!. adiós to millions of frustrations.. the art of pure
and happy sound it''s there!! wow!
Read more about Julio Copellos experience with the TUBE-TECH SSA2B
Jacob Hansen, Producer, Engineer, Hansen Studios, Denmark
"Having worked with a different summing amp, and summing on a big vintage console, I didn''t think I''d hear much of a difference, if any, when I tested the Tube-Tech SSA2B summing amp.
But I was very wrong. My mixes sounded more tight and more together, as well as I got that smooth top-end and rock-solid low-end that I was always searching for!
Simply put, I could be creative with the mix instead of trying to solve frequency problems that would occur when summing on my other units, and on the console."
Jacob is now a happy owner of the SSA2B, and states that he would wish, he could redo all his old mixes, using the SSA2B.
Examples of Jacob''s mixing with SSA2B:
THE STORM: thestorm.dk/
The TUBE-TECH SSA 2B Stereo Summing Amplifier features two very low noise / low distortion summing amplifiers with a very wide frequency response. The inputs are transformer balanced and the circuits are symmetrical from input to output. The inputs are capable of handling extremely high input levels. The Outputs are balanced and have fully floating transformers with a static screen. The power supply and the sidechain circuits are based on a solid-state circuit. With the exception of the output stage all DC voltages are stabilised.
SSA2B Summing principle:
All inputs are balanced by two zero field transformers (one for each channel).
How does a zero field transformer work?
In the zero field transformer configuration, the transformer is part of the feedback circuit.
There are several benefits for this:
1. The voltage across the transformer is reduced substantially whereby a much smaller transformer is needed for the same specification. The reduction is of the same magnitude as the feedback applied.
2. The distortion at low frequencies is reduced substantially.
3. Frequency response in both the low and high range is extended.
4. Phase response in both the low and high range, is also reduced