Specifically designed for transferring directly from analog tape to vinyl.
Identical to the MASTER with Specialized XLR Connections:
Shares similarities with the MASTER, offering similar features.
Every XLR connection supports six pins instead of three, catering to the unique requirements of vinyl cutting.
Dual Signal Paths:
Allows for sending one signal to the lathe’s computer.
Simultaneously sends an identical signal to the cutter head for the vinyl cutting process.
Breakout Y Cables Included:
Comes with a complete set of breakout Y cables (6 Pin XLR to pair of 3 Pin XLR) for versatile connectivity.
Designed for Audiophile Purity:
Tailored for audiophile purists where signal integrity is of utmost importance.
Ensures the highest quality and fidelity during the transfer process.
THE DEEP LEGACY OF DANGEROUS MASTERING EQUIPMENT
Chris Muth's Legacy:
Chris Muth, the lead product designer and co-founder of Dangerous Music, established a legendary status for his custom mastering consoles.
Known for creating consoles with incredible headroom, robust and musical sound, and crystal-clear sonics, these consoles became coveted in elite studios.
Evolution of Muth's Designs:
Decades later, the legacy of Muth's consoles continues to endure, having mastered thousands of hit records.
Dangerous Music made Muth's designs accessible to a broader audience, offering the MASTER as an affordable alternative without compromising on sound or build quality.
MASTER: Transforming Analog Processing in Modern Mastering
Analog Processing Integration:
Integrates analog processing seamlessly into the modern mastering environment.
Features insert loops for incorporating external analog processors.
Sum & Difference (Mid-Side) Processing:
Includes sum and difference (mid-side) processing for advanced stereo image control.
Monitoring Level Offset:
Provides monitoring level offset controls for accurate level monitoring during different processing chains.
Stereo Image Width Control:
Offers stereo image width control to adjust the spatial characteristics of the stereo field.
Affordable High-End Mastering:
Brings the legacy of high-end mastering equipment to a broader audience at an affordable price.
Retains the sound and build quality associated with premium mastering gear.
Two Rack Spaces Design:
Designed to fit into a compact two-rack space unit without compromising functionality.
Industry Staple in Mastering Rooms:
The MASTER has become a staple in mastering rooms, utilized by mastering professionals for its sound quality and versatile features.
The Dangerous MASTER and CUTTER represent a legacy of mastering excellence, embodying the spirit of Chris Muth's designs in accessible and high-quality mastering equipment. While the MASTER is crafted for modern mastering environments, the CUTTER specializes in the unique requirements of transferring from analog tape to vinyl, ensuring the highest fidelity for audiophile purists.
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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