The newest Evolution of the legendary tone machine


Analog Summing In The Digital Age

Recording software companies brag about their “mixer,” but discerning engineers won’t settle for in-the-box mixing when the dimension, punch, and articulation of analog summing can vastly improve their productions. Phoenix’s Nicerizer series summing mixers incorporate features and circuitry that have made it a legendary tone machine.


A Summing Mixer (not Amplifier)

The distinction between a stereo mixer and a summing amplifier is important when considering your hybrid analog/digital rig. In essence, a mixer incorporates a fuller range of features. The Nicerizer is decidedly a mixer, pulling crucial elements such as circuit overdrive and panning back into the analog realm where they truly outperform their digital emulations. Our dented pan-pots are unmatched for both precision stereo placement and ease of recall, and they are a key ingredient the huge, open sound of the Nicerizer.


A Summing Mixer (not Amplifier)

The Nicerizer is a true mixer, with precision, dented pan knobs on each of the 16 channels. Our dented pan-pots are unmatched for both precision stereo placement and ease of recall, and they are a key ingredient the huge, open sound of the Nicerizer.


Driving a Versatile, Class-A Input Circuit with our selectable ‘Drive Technology’
With the Nicerizer, Phoenix takes a modern approach to Class-A circuit design. Our unique transformer-less input stage delivers the full frequency spectrum with unrivaled clarity and punch. Transformers slow things down, which can be great in some cases, but if you’re stuck with transformers, then you’re stuck with slower transients (slew-rates), limiting the range of tonalities. Our electronically balanced input stage can be driven modestly for ultra-clear hi-fi sound, or you can engage the drive switch on any of the 16 channel individually to drive the circuit for a fatter, more saturated sound that only Discrete Class-A buffer amps and custom wound output transformers can deliver.


Legendary Transformer-Balanced Output Stage
Once mixed, the stereo signal hits a pair of our custom-wound DB694 output transformer, which we’ve coupled to Phoenix’s proprietary, fully discrete DSOP-2 output amplifier. The DSOP-2 is the result of Phoenix’s head-designer David Rees’ forward-thinking solutions for upgrading vintage Neve consoles. Improve on Neve? Indeed, the DSOP-2 represents the pinnacle of Class-A output circuits, offering a smoothtransition from ultra-clean to beautifully saturated tones.


  • Analog panning
  • True analog panning on 21 position detected pots for greater control, allowing far greater depth and separation than panning in the box.
  • Three unique stereo color busses

Scion is a summing mixer with three unique stereo busses offering three unique sounding color options for true creativity and innovation

  • ‘Color’ – featuring our Classic Phoenix Audio transformer output, this is also the most colored summing mixer offered by Phoenix Audio with our newest evolution of our Class A discrete output amplifiers

  • ‘Clean’ – our purest ever signal path Class A analog tone offering sparkling highs and robust lows featuring no artifacts to color the signal path

  • ‘Mix’ – the most creative output control allowing the ability to mix the output from ‘clean’ to ‘color’ and anywhere in between, this can be used as a wet/dry control

All outputs can be used simultaneously so in theory mix engineers will be able to record 3 distinctive mixes simultaneously to offer their clients great sonic flexible options.
Extra Features That Quickly Become Essentials :
Stereo Width Control—The Nicerizer’s width control uses elements of Mid/Side processing to offer your mixes a narrower or wider image simply by turning a knob. Mix engineers who haven’t used a width control often don’t realize what they’re missing: a level of spacial manipulation that can unlock hidden dimensions or tighten up a sprawling production.
Balanced, Unbalanced: No Problem—The Nicerizer’s 16 individual inputs can accept both balanced and unbalanced signals without any of the gain loss typical on most mixer inputs. This is an increasingly useful feature as looping through guitar pedals and even recording midi-driven analog synths in real time while mixing are fast becoming standard

Stereo Bus Insert—Strap any balanced or unbalanced gear onto the main mix bus for added control. A common practice today while mixing is to strap a bus compressor, and often an eq, onto the stereo bus, yet mastering engineers will also love this feature when working with stems.
Independently Controlled Aux Output—Just before hitting the output transformers, we have grabbed an output signal and assigned it to its own front-panel level control. Drive external monitoring amps, or simple bypass our output stage for a transfomer-less sound to your final capture device.
Bus Linking – Need more than 16 channels with the bus linking option, you can have a true 32 channels system with a master and slave switch.


Features of The Scion


  • 16 channels of our Class A, discrete, truly balanced transformerless input stage.
  • Our proven and loved Class A, discrete, custom transformer balanced output stage (DSOP-2).
  • Phoenix custom wired transformers on both color outputs.
  • Individual detented pan control for each channel (16 x Pan pots)
  • 2 x Balanced 8 channel D-sub inputs. Can accept balanced or
    unbalanced input with no -6dB loss.
  • 6 x mix busses (Stereo Mix Bus)
  • 1/4′′ TRS unbalanced Insert sends on Busses (L + R Bus Insert points)
  • ‘Drive Technology’ button on each channel for color & saturation
  • Master mix bus output level control.
  • Main Color Outputs on Balanced XLR’s
  • 1/4′′ TRS Balanced Jacks for Clean & Mix outputs
  • Class A Stereo Width control with Loss-less Bass. Pan-able from mono through to +25% Wider + Width control Bypass switch.
  • Maximum Output Level of +26dB.
  • Huge headroom available on all channels.
  • All units are wired with PTFE silver plated military grade cable
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