As Universal Audio continues to expand the LUNA Production System, the brand keeps finding ways to offer more analog sounds. The brand new LUNA Analog Essentials Bundles released today features a number of add-ons that are classics in the world of the recording studio, including API Summing.

That's right, Universal Audio is packing the LUNA Analog Essentials Bundle with Neve Summing, Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder, Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder, and API Summing. LUNA users will now be able to use these summing and tape extensions seamlessly within the production system and be able to take advantage of their analog sound on every channel.

Let's breakdown what's going on with this new API Summing option and refresh your memory of the other three extensions.

API Summing: Founded by Saul Walker in the late 1960s, API Audio has become synonymous with the sound of American recording consoles. The signature punch and clarity of API's desks have been featured on countless albums including Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Stevie Wonder's Talking Book, A Tribe Called Quest's We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service, and Foo Fighters' Wasting Light, just to name a few.

The new API Summing extension for the LUNA Production System was developed in tandem by the legendary pro audio brands. LUNA users can expect that classic API sound, thanks to an impeccable emulation of the essential 2520 op-amp and custom output transformer-based summing amps.

Neve Summing: As the alternative to the American console sound defined by API, Neve desks are full of color and warmth. The Neve Summing extension for LUNA delivers the iconic sound of a Neve 80 series desk built right into your production system and ready to go.

Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder: LUNA's approach to the classic tape sound is unique and unlike the approach of any other DAW. Each channel features integrated multitrack tape, which you can control individually and tailor to your specific sound source. The Studer A800 LUNA Extension allows you to track with the world's first microprocessor-controlled tape machine.

Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder: With the LUNA Analog Essentials Bundle, you'll receive a second tape machine option in the Ampex ATR-102. This tape machine extension can do everything from subtle to deep tape saturation and color. LUNA offers you control over your tape sounds on each channel, so feel free to dial in what sounds right for your source.


Josh KaltenbachIf you have questions about the LUNA Production System or would like to purchase the new Analog Essentials Bundle, we're here to help! Please contact a Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 866.644.0160.