The sound of the Dangerous Monitor is transparent, yet musical. While achieving ruler flat specifications on paper is possible, the result is often cold and sterile. The marriage of specs and musicality is the ultimate goal- but due to the complexity, remains frustratingly elusive. Fortunately, Chris Muth, the equipment designer for many of the world’s top mastering facilities has this gift and the experience. No other audio company shares this pedigree: real world testing and fine-tuning amidst some of the world’s greatest studios and ears. The Dangerous Monitor will change the way you listen.
Dangerous Music's Master brings the amazing analog sound and functionality of previous Dangerous boxes to the mastering world with a truly unique approach that will give your projects an edge over your competitors. Three insert points are front-panel switchable for integrating external analog processing and there's something special lurking behind the "S&M Width" knob. With the S&M button depressed, Master engages a "Sum or Minus" mode that lets you control the stereo spread and much more
The Dangerous 2-BUS LT is an analog summing mixer designed specifically for the digital audio environment. There are certain sonic qualities that analog equipment can impart to an individual sound or an overall mix. That's where the Dangerous Music 2-BUS LT analog-summing mixer comes in. Assembled by hand using only the finest mastering-quality components, the 2-BUS LT 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, the 2-BUS LT delivers a great sounding mix.
The Dangerous Music 2-BUS+ is a 2U, 16-channel analog-summing mixer with both XLR and D-sub inputs. It raises the bar on its legendary 2-BUS predecessor with even lower crosstalk, distortion, and noise-floor performance along with stunningly precise soundstaging and center focus. Dangerous spent over two years developing three onboard audio processors that let you, with a simple push of a button and the twist of a knob, add tone and color to your stems or across your entire mix directly from the 2-BUS+. The 2-BUS+ is smartly designed, extremely useful, and sounds incredible. At Sweetwater, we'd expect nothing less from Dangerous Music.
The Dangerous Music Convert-2 gives you high-definition stereo reference monitoring, audiophile-grade mastering front-end playback conversion, and a USB input that lets you connect directly to your DAW. Its no-compromise design leverages Dangerous Music's many years of experience and dedication to the creation of truly "transparent, yet musical" high-end professional studio gear. The sound is stunningly detailed, with a lavishly defined bottom and breathtaking clarity across the entire audio spectrum. Convert-2 is smartly designed, extremely useful, and sounds incredible. At Sweetwater, we'd expect nothing less from Dangerous Music.
The Dangerous Music Convert-8 gives you high-definition surround reference monitoring up to eight channels, audiophile-grade mastering front-end playback conversion, and a USB input that lets you connect directly to your DAW. Its no-compromise design leverages Dangerous Music's many years of experience and dedication to the creation of truly "transparent, yet musical" high-end professional studio gear. The sound is stunningly detailed, with a lavishly defined bottom and breathtaking clarity across the entire audio spectrum. Convert-8 is smartly designed, extremely useful, and sounds incredible. At Sweetwater, we'd expect nothing less from Dangerous Music.
The Dangerous Music Compressor is a mastering-grade unit that gives you a fistful of control over your signal. Like all Chris Muth designs, the Compressor is packed with cutting-edge engineering, premium components, and genuinely useful features like Auto Attack/Release, Smart Dyn dual-slope detection, and the True Stereo Dual Detector that delivers superior imaging. The Compressor sports active sidechain send/return circuitry, which gives you exacting control, with no loading or impedance issues.
It takes a studio owner/operator to know what other studio owners and engineers need from their gear. As former world-class studio owners and makers of custom mastering equipment, Dangerous Music builds no-compromise, problem-solving gear. Recreating a console's master section, the Dangerous Monitor ST is a stereo (upgradeable to 5.1) remote-controllable input source and speaker switcher, cue/talkback system, and headphone amplifier all in 1U package. It features a stepped analog volume attenuator, four input sources, three speaker outputs, and programmable I/O. With Monitor ST you can set up a great headphone mix while the talkback system, with dual control and dedicated slate output, lets you give the producer his own talkback button! Best of all, the Monitor ST lets you control your entire system right from the sweet spot.
The Dangerous Music Monitor SR gives your Monitor ST system full 5.1 surround ability! As former world-class studio owners and makers of custom mastering equipment, Dangerous Music has always built no-compromise, problem-solving gear. Recreating a console's master section, the Dangerous Monitor ST is a stereo remote-controllable input source and speaker switcher, cue/talkback system, and headphone amplifier all in a 1U package. Expanding the possibilities of your setup, now you can upgrade your Monitor ST to full 5.1 surround on every input with the Monitor SR module add-on.
The Dangerous Music Liaison signal routing matrix puts the fun back into trying out creative combinations of gear. The Liaison also lets your setup remain absolutely flexible - just what you need if you want to survive in a market that often demands recording, mixing, and mastering services from a single studio. The Liaison's claim to fame is that it lets you instantly combine your favorite pieces of music gear together in various configurations, allowing you to try out new gear combinations and configurations and instantly recall them later.
Dangerous Music's Source is the all-in-one portable monitoring system project studio engineers have been waiting for! The Dangerous Source gives you access to a complete set of audio sources, including USB and AES digital audio, as well as a balanced XLR and an 1/8" stereo input (perfect for your iPod!). Separate source selections for your headphones and monitors will certainly also come in handy when collaborating with artists. If the complexity of your monitoring setup has you tied in knots, check out the Dangerous Source.
The magic behind the BAX EQ is decades in the making. Inspired by the classic Baxandall shelving curves — renowned by mastering engineers in the 60s and 70s for smooth, musical sloping and a unique sonic signature — the Dangerous Music team went to work creating the modern BAX EQ. This unique stereo equalizer features stepped controls for repeatability and identical stereo operation. When what you want is an expressive equalizer — backed up with audiophile accuracy — you've found it. Treat your mixes to the Dangerous Music BAX EQ.