Audio Exchange International, Inc. (AXI) will be giving away an Audient Sumo High Resolution Balanced Summing Amplifier at AES 2005, held October 7-10 in New York City. To enter to win this Audient product, contestants can register online at or at AXI’s booth #761, during AES. The drawing will be held on Sunday, October 9 at 4pm at AXI’s booth.

Designed as an external analog summing mixer aimed at the audio workstation engineer, Sumo delivers the sound of an Audient large frame console in a single-rack space. Each one offers 16 paired input channels through DA88 (DTRS) standard D-Sub connectors. For additional flexibility, the first two channel pairs can be switched to mono, handling, for example, kick, snare, bass, and lead vocal as opposed to two stereo pairs. Mix inserts on balanced TRS jacks are available on each input for external processing units such as EQ or channel compressor/limitor.

An integrated bus compressor developed from the Audient ASP8024 console is also available, with the addition of a peak limiter circuit. Separate gain reduction metering is provided for each processor, giving instant visual feedback. In addition, the Sumo offers the option for input expansion for up to three additional Sumo units yielding a total of 64 analog inputs. Each unit delivers a 120dB dynamic range while providing an extremely low noise and low distortion environment.