Do I need to leave blank rack spaces above/below my gear?

Dangerous gear does not get extremely hot. However, we always recommend leaving blank spaces anyway. More ventilation always equals longer gear life, no matter how hot or cool your gear runs. Do not rack your Dangerous gear next to very hot gear such as power… READ MORE Do I need to leave blank rack spaces above/below my gear?

Do I still use “Bounce to Disk” to record my mixes when using Dangerous Summing?

No- with Dangerous Summing, “Bounce to Disk” is unnecessary. Instead, record your mix into your DAW in real time by taking a pair outputs from your 2-Bus+ and plugging them into 2 line inputs on your interface. Once this mix has been recorded onto a… READ MORE Do I still use “Bounce to Disk” to record my mixes when using Dangerous Summing?

Is there any sonic difference between the 2-Bus and 2-Bus LT?

No. The price difference is strictly based on extra features and the labor to hand wire items like individual XLR vs. DB25 connectors and the added cost of 16 boost switches, a stepped attenuator and custom power supply.

Jack

Engineer

“I bought a bunch of gear, which got me to 80%. Then I researched this little gem out, and the rest is analog history for me. It’s like I poured glue all over my mixes. Fat, Warm, Depth, Clarity and Punch. Did I mention Fat?… READ MORE Jack

Josh Hayward

Engineer/A&R, Astral Plane Studios

“Everyone is loving the LT. Even my clients are getting more motivated to deliver, so it’s affecting creativity and drive!”

Marc Bauman

Engineer, House Recording Studios

“I use my Dangerous 2-BUS LT on every mix. It instills a certain clarity and openness to the balance that is hard to achieve when mixing strictly in-the-box. All the tracks seem to sit more comfortably in their own niche. The 2-BUS LT is a… READ MORE Marc Bauman

Should I just use it for mixing?

No. The summing mixer should be utilized throughout the entire process from mic placement to mastering. For example, don’t cloud the mic selection process by listening through a bottleneck; reveal all the detail, punch and stereo width throughout the entire project.

Should I use it while tracking?

Absolutely! The summing mixer should be utilized throughout the entire process from mic placement to mastering. For example, don’t cloud the mic selection making process by listening through a bottleneck; reveal all the detail, punch and stereo width.

What is the difference between a stepped attenuator vs a pot?

A stepped attenuator (As found on Monitor ST, Monitor, and 2-Bus) is more accurate and repeatable. It switches resistors of varying values into the audio path, which have no inductance. A potentiometer (as found on the D-Box, 2-Bus LT, etc) on the other hand, creates… READ MORE What is the difference between a stepped attenuator vs a pot?

Where are all the faders and pan pots on the summing mixers?

Every additional component in the signal path degrades your music, and makes recall more complicated. True summing bus devices differ from mixers: they do not have faders, aux sends etc… they simply sum your audio together, while preserving all the functionality of your DAW! If… READ MORE Where are all the faders and pan pots on the summing mixers?

Why should I use summing? Why not just mix in my software application?

Mixing in the box has inherent limitations, identified by users as: spongy, collapsed image, no headroom, lack of detail and zero punch. Much like traditional vintage consoles brought together multiple streams of audio, the 2-Bus receives 16 analog outputs and combines them to stereo. It… READ MORE Why should I use summing? Why not just mix in my software application?