The Looptrotter SATUR-8/24 is a 24 channel summing unit containing 8 channels with analog saturation. The design refers to the sound of old tube mixing consoles and tape recorders.
The summing module is an original combination of active summing, run by operational amplifiers and passive voltage summing based on transformers. The mixed signal is amplified by a transistor preamplifier operating in pure class A, built of discrete elements, inspired by the early designs of transistor preamps from the 60's.
Additionally the summing circuit is fitted with a “Magic” module, which magically nears, widens and thickens the whole mix, giving it a vivid, analog sound.
SATUR-8/24 is both versatile and creative tool for processing of tracks, subgroups and the entire mix.
"In short, then, I’ve tried a few different summing devices. This one may not exactly be cheap but it’s far more versatile than most, given the control you have over the amount of saturation applied to different sources and to the overall mix. If you think of it as an eight-channel processor, with summing and master bus inserts and the magic control thrown in for good measure, it looks more reasonably priced!"
- Matt Houghton. Sound on Sound, Feb 2016. Click here to read the full review.