Analog Summing: Cubase Session Setup

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This video is an add-on to our Hybrid Digital/Analog Mixing video and show you how to prepare your Cubase Session for Analog Summing

A Cubase session with an analog summing setup template is available in the attached zip file.

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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is an award-winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of

Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.

He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

Fab has received many accolades around the world, including wins at the Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards, US independent music awards. He also has received Latin Grammy nominations and has worked on many Latin Grammy and Grammy-nominated albums.


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2018 Jul 09
This guy is clueless and only makes things harder. A FireFace 800 should let you sum 26 individual outputs. I do it all the time with Cubase.
2015 May 30
Merci Fab , pour le preset cubase cpr.
2014 Sep 30
Since I was not sure whether or not to subscribe and pay for your tutorials, I've looked at some of your free video's to see what to expect for the money. And I must say they are very well done.But, maybe you could lower the speed of your talking. You talk very fast (in a hurry) and often times it is very hard to understand what you are saying. Also, you might wan to lower the overall speed of explaining and commenting things, since at this speed, it is hard to follow, especially for less experienced people.Please keep in mind that you are making them for unexperienced people.
2013 Aug 29
Tank you Fab Another way to use Vst connexion cool tip Merci encore pour les tuto Serge
2012 Aug 20
Never mind, i'm over my moment of stupidity. Clicked the audio button and violla...
2012 Aug 20
Looking for the zip file to the template.
2012 Apr 06
What would be your setup for the same summing scenario, same Cubase session but with the Apollo UAD 2?
2012 Mar 16
@method1 Yes I do. I like to separate sessions for different purposes, if only because of routing. It's also a great automatic backup system. I can always go back to tracking sessions to find raw tracks when they get affected later in the game.
2012 Mar 14
Great, thanks for the explanation Fab. One more questions, would you typically have two seprate projects, one for tracking and one for mixing / summing?
2012 Mar 14
@Method1 Correct in native systems this is a mixing setup. not ideal for tracking because fo the extra latency. For tracking you can monitor the output of the summing device in the analog domain. It's great to patch in analog devices between the D to A and the summing device. It's also great to patch stuff in between the summing device and the A to D converter. The Cubase hardware io plugin should compensate for round trip delays at the track level so it should work just fine. The overall latency of the system is irrelevant on a track by track basis. YOu have it all pretty clear. Fab
2012 Mar 12
Thanks for the video, nice clear explanation. I have a question - since you're using the listen button on the print stem I'm guessing this setup isn't ideal for tracking, only mixing? Since engaging the listen button is going to incur latency, that's not ideal for a tracking situation.. Also as far as using outboard gear goes, would it be better to patch in inserts before hitting the summing device? I'd imagine using the cubase hardware i/o plugin on top of input monitoring with the listen button could cause some tricky latency too... or am I missing something basic here?