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?

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Eli Crews

Producer/Engineer

“Even if you think of yourself as somebody who favors compressors with a sound, I’d recommend checking out the Dangerous Compressor to see if it can fill a hole in your toolbox perhaps one you didn’t even realize was there.”

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Eli Crews

Producer/Engineer

“The headroom and transparency of the Dangerous put it into a different category than the other stereo compressors I regularly use. I can say without hesitation that the Dangerous Compressor is the most hi-fi compressor I’ve ever had in my mix chain.”

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Eli Crews

Producer/Engineer

“I found the Stereo setting way, way more useful than on most stereo compressors, since it still uses the independent left and right signals to trigger the compression. This means that mixes through the Dangerous Compressor won’t suffer from over-compression of centered elements and under-compression… READ MORE Eli Crews

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Greg Calbi

Mastering Engineer

“In my setup, the Smart Dynamics button is in all the time, and it seems to enable me to get just a little more level on my mastering for all those level- hungry clients without sacrificing the sense of dynamics.”

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Greg Calbi

Mastering Engineer

“The most remarkable feature is its uncanny ability to push the melodic elements of the mix forward while maintaining all the separation in the low end, which always seems to collapse when hitting other stereo compressors.”

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Hugh Robjohns

Sound On Sound Magazine

“Whether working on a solo voice or a complete stereo mix, the Compressor reigns in the dynamics effortlessly and naturally and, in many cases, so well that I questioned whether it was switched in! The same was true of percussive and transient elements: no holes,… READ MORE Hugh Robjohns

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Hugh Robjohns

Sound On Sound Magazine

“As a bus compressor, the Compressor does a superb job of gluing all the elements together to form a cohesive sound, and it does this without ever sounding controlled or constrained; it always seems to sound open and transparent, crisp and clean.”

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Jonathan Wyner

Mastering Engineer

“The Side-Chain facility that’s built into the Compressor [is] very well implemented. Just having that facility integrated and being able to go with their relatively gentle high-pass filter – or something a little bit more specific if that’s what you need – that makes it… READ MORE Jonathan Wyner

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Maor Appelbaum

Mastering Engineer

“Transparency is not a dirty word and this compressor is full of it. It can be so gentle you would barely hear it, OR it can compress hard and yet it keeps the sound in tact and doesn’t break up or get grainy.”

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Mike Wells

Mastering Engineer

“This baby is a game changer. I’ve got plenty of compressors at my place, but just the fact that we have the ability to monitor the sidechain here, and we’ve got low cut and a sibilance boost, AND if that’s not enough, there’s an external… READ MORE Mike Wells

My analog meter is off.

In the unlikely case of drift, you can readjust your meters using the recessed trim on the back of the unit. Without anything connected to the input and after the unit has been on for 2-4 hours, select VU/COMP button and turn screwdriver in appropriate… READ MORE My analog meter is off.

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Paul Vnuk Jr.

Recording Magazine

“My hands-down blown-away moment came when tracking a vintage Gibson acoustic guitar, where it really helped the fingerstyle playing and strumming stay controlled, yet nicely pop forward in a smooth solid way.”