Dangerous Music 2-Bus+Definitive Analog Summing + ColorSKU: D2BUSPLUS-P
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Surpassing The Original
While the 2-BUS+ active summing sounds incredible on its own, it now includes three innovative custom color circuits that provide a vast array of flexibly routed tonal options. Harmonics is a euphoric odd- and even-order distortion generator; Paralimit is a hard-hitting FET-style limiter; and X-Former is a pair of Cinemag output transformers with an exclusive core-overdrive circuit.
With it’s elegantly straightforward buttons and knobs, the 2-BUS+ puts endless combinations of robust analog sound at your fingertips. Meticulously developed by a hands-on team and brilliantly designed by the legendary Chris Muth, the 2-BUS+ embodies our dedication to sacrificing nothing in order to deliver the very best analog products available.
Unveil Your Sound With Active Analog Summing
Analog summing is a vastly misunderstood topic, but it doesn’t need to be. First, when multiple converters share the workload of getting your sounds from digital into analog, you’ll hear improved articulation and clarity across your mix. Once in the analog realm, these individual channels are electronically summed together with what’s called an “active analog summing circuit.”
Unlike passive summing boxes that require huge amounts of make-up gain to restore the lost audio, or line mixers masquerading as “summing mixers,” the active electronics in the 2-BUS+ 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. The 2-BUS+ unveils all the details that bring your creations to life.
Many analog processors – from delays and reverbs to EQs, compressors and more – have been beautifully modeled in the digital realm, but analog summing remains impossible to emulate digitally. 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 lacks appeal. And despite promising ad campaigns, analog mix bus emulation plugins just add distortion to the master fader, actually making problems worse.
By summing individual tracks or subgroups of tracks (often called “stems”) with the 2-BUS+, 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.
Effortless Analog Parallel Processing
Because you can effortlessly assign Harmonics and Paralimit to the whole mix or to individual channel pairs, instantly flip their patching order, and blend them in with the original signal at the twist of a knob, the 2-BUS+ provides incredibly flexible parallel processing without any outboard gear or fussy patching.
With the ability to switch in the on-board customized Cinemag transformers, as well as any outboard processors you like on the switchable stereo insert, you’ve got nearly limitless options all accessed from the uncluttered front panel. Whether you choose to run it pure and clean, blend in just a hint of delicious analog flavor, or push it into the red-zone, we’ve put the choice back in your hands when mixing.
•16 channels of the world’s best active analog summing, that even surpasses the original.
•Three distinctive analog color options: Harmonics, Paralimit and X-Former.
•Effortless routing and blending of analog color circuits via elegant user interface.
•Switchable stereo analog insert for easy outboard gear integration.
•Massive sounds, sacrificing no detail.
•Crystal clear sonic imaging and three-dimensionality.
•Endless headroom for modern digital signal levels.
•Stepped output gain control for exact recalls.
•Both XLR and D-Sub input connectivity.
•Audiophile-grade components throughout.
•Hand-assembled in the USA.
Get your Dangerous Music 2-Bus+Definitive Analog Summing + Color today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.
Impedance (ohms) Input Impedance: 25K Ohms Balanced
Output Impedance: 50 Ohms Balanced
Frequency Response Flat within 0.1dB from 10Hz -50kHz Crosstalk > 108dBu @ 1KHz
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