Born out of real-world necessity, the Dangerous Music 2-Bus strived to bring back the analog sound-quality, feel and headroom that were missing from the digital mixing environments. This analog beast flourishes when synched with DAWs to enable fast workflow, editing, recall capabilities and high-quality summing that well produced tracks sorely dependent on.

The Dangerous Music 2-Bus was first introduced in 1999 as a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) friendly analog mixer, playing to the strengths of both the digital and analog recording domains. This unit facilitates DAW workflow with analog sound and control to improve audio quality, and produces top-class audio summing – something that can go wrong or be overlooked with full digital in-the-box projects.

The 2-Bus creates a pristine audio path between the unit and DAWs to improve sonic aesthetics by offering seamless integration additional outboard hardware and generating highest-quality summed audio files. In doing so, it can help bring massive ‘punch’ and detail to tracks whilst providing excellent headroom and clear stereo imaging.

The 2-Bus’s summing circuit offers options for varying tone options including parallel harmonic distortion generators, aggressive parallel FET-limiting and a pair of Cinemag transformers with variable saturation. A stepped attenuator volume control and hand-assembled high quality parts and circuitry produce professional results for summing and mixing, making this unit a top choice for mix engineers worldwide.

Frequency Response:1 Hz-100 kHz within 0.1 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion:

0.0045% +4 dBu input level

0.0008% +22 dBu input level

Intermodulation Distortion: 

0.0055% +4 dBu input level

0.0015% +22 dBu input level


> 101 dBu

Noise floor:

<-83 dBu total energy in audio band

Max level:

+28 dBu

Nominal operating level:

+4 dBu (1.228 volts)

Input impedance: 

25kohm balanced

Output impedance: 

50 ohms balanced (600 ohm drive capable)

Gain accuracy: 

>0.02 dB @ 1 kHz for any gain setting

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