Built by the very same Chris Muth who designed the mastering equipment for many of New York's top mastering engineers and studios, the Dangerous Master forms the centerpiece of a fantastic mastering system. It will tie together your choice equalizers, compressors and de-essors by providing accurate level control, easy monitoring facility, matrix processing and stereo image control, all in a compact 2 RU package.
The integrated Input Monitor Offset allows you to focus on the sound of your master without being fooled by the pre- and post-process level differences.
The S&M matrix is an analog sum and difference processor affording unprecedented control of stereo signals. Mastering engineers will enjoy the fact that S&M allows them to save seemingly unsalvageable tracks by altering vocal levels without touching the mix, by fixing overly wide or narrow stereo fields, or by de-essing aggressive cymbal hits while leaving the center lead untouched.
Dangerous Master, combined with the Dangerous Monitor and your favorite processing gear, will provide you with what you need to turn any mix into a professional master.
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
0.02dB (0.01dB typical)
THD+Noise in audio band
IMD 60Hz + 4kHz 4:1
Better than 95dB @ 1kHz
> +27dBu, +23dBu in the matrix under worst case conditions
Better than 0.2dB down @ 1Hz and 100kHz
< -89dBu total energy in the audio band