Sum digital mixes in analog!
While the convenience and power of DAWs is indisputable, some engineers prefer the sound of analog, particularly when it comes to mixing. That's where the Dangerous Music 2-BUS analog-summing mixer comes in. Designed specifically for the digital audio environment, the 2-BUS allows the full potential of your DAW to be realized by offering the kind of sound quality you'd expect from a classic, large-format analog console - but from a compact, 2U device. Assembled by hand using only the finest mastering-quality components, the 2-BUS sums 16 channels (or eight stereo stems) of audio to a stereo pair. It allows you to run hotter digital fader levels while gaining headroom, spatial detail, and clarity- in short, a great sounding mix.
The 2-Bus sums 16 channels of audio from your interface down to a stereo pair while preserving the recall and advanced capabilities of your software. Built upon a legacy of mastering, each component is specifically selected to achieve your goals.Dangerous Music 2-BUS At-a-Glance:
- Hand-built with top-of-the-line components
- Superb sonic performance
Hand-built with top-of-the-line components
Dangerous Music's 2-BUS allows the full potential of your digital audio workstation to be realized audibly. Assembled by hand using the highest quality components, the 2-BUS sums 16 channels of audio to a stereo pair in a pristine analog environment, preserving the nuance and clarity of your mix. The 2-BUS delivers quality you would expect from a full-scale analog console, but from a compact, 2 RU device that was specifically designed for the professional digital studio.
Superb sonic performance
The 2-BUS is a 16x2 summing amplifier designed to help users of digital audio workstations achieve better mix performance through the use of the existing equipment in their studios. As engineers and musicians, the Dangerous team and their colleagues have noted that while digital audio workstations offer unprecedented flexibility in multitrack recording and editing, the resulting mix from these systems generally doesn't equal those of high-end analog recording consoles in terms of sound quality and preservation of spatial detail.
- The original analog summing mixer that ignited the outside-the-box revolution
- Why limit your headroom with one master fader when you can leverage 8?
- Regain headroom, spatial detail, clarity and impact.
- Born out of real world necessity at Dangerous recording studios in NYC
- Designed by Chris Muth, the mastermind behind the custom gear at Sterling Sound, Hit Factory, Masterdisc, Absolute Audio, and others
- Frequency Response: 1 Hz-100 kHz within 0.2 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005% in audio band
- Intermodulation Distortion: 0.005% IMD60 4:1
- Crosstalk @ 1 kHz: -101 dB
- Crosstalk @ 10 kHz: -91 dB
- Noise floor: -81 dBu total energy in audio band
- Max level: +28 dBu
- Nominal operating level: +4 dBu (1.228 volts)
- Input impedance: 25kohm balanced
- Output impedance: 50 ohms balanced (600 ohm drive capable)
- Gain accuracy: better than .05 dB @ 1 kHz for any gain setting
- Power consumption: 30 watts