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Dangerous Music 2-BUS-XT | 16-Channel Analog Summing Mixer
Dangerous Music 2-BUS-XT | 16-Channel Analog Summing Mixer

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Dangerous Music 2-BUS-XT - 16-Channel Analog Summing Mixer

  • Active analog summing circuits by renowned designer Chris Muth
  • Super wide stereo imaging (crosstalk -97 dB @1 kHz) good luck finding crosstalk specs published by other companies
  • Major headroom for any DAC (+27 dBu max input level)
  • Effortless analog outboard gear integration
  • Fully expandable with 2-BUS+, 2-BUS-XT, and D-BOX+
  • Compact, single rack space
The totally re-engineered Dangerous Music 2-BUS-XT delivers knock down kicks, vocals welded to the center, spacious sound stage, and an ultra high resolution depth of field that reveals everything, ultimately gluing your tracks together organically & effortlessly. You’ll experience the pleasure of mixing it better and faster with fewer plug-ins.

Leveraging the unsurpassed six layer board summing circuitry of the 2-BUS+, you’ll feel the legendary headroom alongside two unique custom color circuits designed by analog cause célèbre, Chris Muth.

After dozens of listening trials, the transformers were specifically chosen to add a tasteful hit of 2nd order harmonics for lower midrange warmth while preserving top-end clarity.. Perfect for adding complexity to sterile tracks that draw the listener in deep.

Coherence elevates the harmonic content of signals progressively by bringing up the detail as the levels are reduced, then allowing you to blend this result with the source mix, parallel compression style. Ride it during the hooks to add excitement.

Assign none, either or both to channels 15-16 or the mix buss all on true hard wired bypasses and breathe your music’s analog soul to life.

Unlike passive summing boxes that require huge amounts of make-up gain to restore the lost audio, or line mixers with volume and pan pot controls masquerading as “summing mixers” the active electronics in the 2-BUS-XT result in what Dangerous users describe as “a huge soundstage,” “holographic sound,” and “audible three-dimensionality.” Panning is wide and precise, reverbs spacious and deep, bass powerful and engaging, treble and mids articulate and interesting. And within all that spacious sound, you get an incredibly focused and strong center image. When summing in analog, you’re also allowing multiple converter channels to share the workload, thereby lowering the strain and increasing their efficiency- much like a 16 lane highway vs 2 lanes. Once there, the 2-BUS-XT’s exceptional summing circuits will provide all the headroom plus a vast soundfield, allowing your mixes to truly shine.

Many analog processors – from delays and reverbs to EQs, compressors and more – have been modeled in the digital realm, but analog summing remains impossible to emulate digitally. Summing is not designed to “give you the character of a console” as many analog and digital recreations mistakenly promote, but to give you the sonic benefits and beyond. We’ve all experienced the frustration of a mix collapsing when relying on a single digital master fader to handle it all. The middle gets crowded, panning becomes blurry, reverbs lose dimension, and soon the mix just won’t hit. By summing individual tracks or subgroups of tracks (often called “stems”) with the 2-BUS-XT’s analog circuits, you get crystal clear sonic imaging and a wide-open soundstage. No matter how high your track count, all your recorded audio, software instruments, samplers, effects and plugins will sing with the detail, punch and clarity that only real analog summing can deliver. You’ll work faster, use less plug-ins and have fun.

When you buy analog equipment, you’re making an investment that will hold its value for decades. Analog technology is time-tested. It won’t require an expensive upgrade, become incompatible with your computer or DAW, or start crashing. No matter what music production system you’re using in ten, fifteen, twenty years, the superior summing capabilities of the 2-BUS-XT will always be a relevant, compatible and valuable centerpiece in your studio.

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