The Dangerous Master serves as the central hub for analog processing in the modern mastering environment, seamlessly integrating analog gear into the mastering chain. Designed by Chris Muth, who is renowned for his custom mastering consoles, the Dangerous Master brings the legacy of high-end mastering equipment to a broader audience by providing essential features for mastering professionals.
Analog Processing Integration:
Integrates analog processing into the modern mastering environment.
Designed to work seamlessly with high-end outboard equalizers and compressors.
Provides insert loops for integrating external analog processors.
Enables the connection of additional outboard gear for a customized mastering setup.
Sum & Difference (Mid-Side) Processing:
Incorporates sum and difference (mid-side) processing.
Allows for advanced stereo image control and manipulation during mastering.
Monitoring Level Offset:
Includes monitoring level offset controls.
Ensures accurate monitoring levels while working with different processing chains.
Stereo Image Width Control:
Offers stereo image width control.
Allows mastering engineers to adjust the stereo field for optimal spatial characteristics.
Legacy of Dangerous Mastering Equipment:
Designed by Chris Muth, who co-founded Dangerous Music and is known for his legendary custom mastering consoles.
Muth's consoles are celebrated for their incredible headroom, robust sound, and crystal-clear sonics.
Affordable High-End Mastering:
Offers the legacy of high-end mastering equipment at an affordable price.
Maintains the sound and build quality associated with premium mastering gear.
Two Rack Spaces Design:
Designed to fit into a compact two-rack space unit.
Retains the quality and functionality of larger, more expensive mastering consoles.
Industry Staple in Mastering Rooms:
The MASTER, since its introduction, has become a staple in mastering rooms.
Used by mastering professionals for its sound quality and versatile features.
Meticulous Research, Development, and Design:
Reflects meticulous research, development, and design to uphold the legacy of Chris Muth's mastering consoles.
Continues the tradition of delivering top-tier sonic performance in a more accessible package.
The Dangerous Master is a testament to the deep legacy of Chris Muth's mastering equipment, providing mastering engineers with the tools needed to achieve professional results in a modern studio environment. With its versatile features, insert loops, and mid-side processing capabilities, it stands as a central component in the analog processing chain for mastering applications.
All connections are Balanced XLR, +4dBu nominal operating level
2 stereo inputs, 3 stereo outputs (one for monitoring)
3 insert loops
2nd insert capable of MS matrix operation
Input and Output controls:
+ – 5dB in 0.5dB steps
Input Monitor Offset:
-2 to +8dB in 0.5dB steps
-4 to +6dB in 0.5dB steps
THD+Noise in audio band:
IMD 60Hz + 4kHz 4:1
Better than 111dB @ 1kHz
> +27dBu, +23dBu in the matrix under worst case conditions
Better than 0.2dB down @ 1Hz and 100kHz
< -92dBu total energy in the audio band
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