Dangerous Music ships the D-Box for analog summing and monitor control 10/05/07
Dangerous Music, Inc. tell us that they are shipping the D-Box, their new multi-purpose hardware product for DAW users. They say that the new unit was designed for the compact or mobile environment and the modern workflow of computer musicians and audio professionals on the go who require exceptional audio quality.
The 1U rack-mount box combines 8-channels of the Dangerous Music analog summing technology and a collection of important features garnered from other Dangerous products. The D-Box has an integrated programmable monitor control section with analog and digital inputs, on board 24 bit/96KHz D-to-A converter, talkback, dual headphone amps, speaker switcher and more.
Bob Muller, Dangerous Music's Founder and Co-owner told us, "As the digital recording environment continues to evolve we at Dangerous responded to the need for a high-quality multi-function product that is both compact and affordable to all DAW users. More and more records are being recorded and mixed in remote or temporary locations with mobile DAW rigs. Engineers in these situations need reliable, flexible gear with audio quality they can trust to deliver the sonic goods while not getting in the way of the artistic flow. In the D-Box we combine our signature analog summing section with what we feel are some other useful capabilities that we've developed in our other products, like the Monitor ST. Most computer musicians struggle with controlling monitors, smooth switching between analog and digital inputs and with headphone cues when tracking and mixing. We've solved those problems in a very integrated way, with no sonic compromise and within a very small footprint."
Analog Summing - 8-channels of classic Dangerous 2-Bus style circuitry
Monitor control - Programmable monitor control section with 2 sets of Speaker outputs
Auxiliary stereo analog inputs +4 dBU/ -10 dBV
2 Digital Inputs - high-quality on-board 96kHz/24-bit D/A converter
Talkback - built-in mic, with external switch capability
Dual Headphone amps - with independent level control
1 Rack Space
Affordable for all DAW users
About Dangerous Music, Inc.
Dangerous Music co-owner and electronics designer Chris Muth has spent over 20 years working as a chief studio technician in top recording and mastering studios, including New York's Hit Factory recording and Sterling Sound mastering. Muth and his partner Bob Muller pioneered the concept of the dedicated analog summing buss for digital audio workstations with the Dangerous 2-Bus in 2001. At Sterling and other top mastering studios Muth designed and built the core equipment including monitor controllers, analog transfer consoles, and digital routers.
Dangerous Music, Inc. designs and builds products that they say are indispensable to any DAW-based recording environment. The company offers a wide range of products for recording, mastering, mixing and post-production facilities, all designed by Chris Muth and built with mastering-quality standards and a practical aesthetic. Key products include the Dangerous 2-Bus and 2-Bus LT, Dangerous Monitor ST-SR, Dangerous Master, Dangerous S&M, Dangerous Monitor, Dangerous MQ and Dangerous D-Box. Pricing and Availability:
The Dangerous Music D-Box is available now from select dealers in the USA and worldwide. It has a US suggested retail price of $1699