Gear of the Year 2015 – Highly Commended Hardware Effect/Outboard: Thermionic Culture Little Red Bustard

Everyone loves a nice bit of outboard or a decent hardware effect to enhance their mixes, this year has seen an embarrassment of riches. Our highly commended hardware effect/outboard is Thermionic Culture’s typically magnificent Little Red Bustard

Highly Commended Hardware Effect/Outboard – Thermionic Culture Little Red Bustard

Price £2,100
Contact Thermionic Culture 01279 414770,


The Little Red Bustard updates Thermionic’s small summing mixer and features 16 input channels via XLRs as eight stereo pairs. It’s the ideal unit to add a little analogue warmth to your digital recordings, as reviewer John Pickford noted: “It not only adds warmth, but also depth and space.

It can fatten up cold and thin recordings and provide grit and gloss in usable amounts to breathe life into sterile signals. A world-class product.”

Read the full review of Thermionic Culture’s Little Red Bustard Here

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