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Dangerous Music Master Console

Dangerous Music Master Console front details

The Dangerous Master is a very transparent mastering console and is considered by many engineers as the nerve center of their analogue signal processing chain. The Dangerous Music Master Console can also integrate seamlessly with the Dangerous Monitor ST.

Integrating the Power of Analogue Processing in the Modern Mastering Environment

For years the top mastering engineers and the hottest mastering facilities have been using custom-designed tools that were not available to the rest of us. Until now. We have distilled the essence of those tools to create the Dangerous Master. The Dangerous Master will provide you with the insert loops, sum & difference processing, level offset, and stereo image width control that will turn your high-quality outboard equalizers and compressors into a truly professional mastering rig.

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.As with all Dangerous Music equipment, the Dangerous Master is designed by engineers, for engineers, and built by hand using the highest quality components.

Dangerous Master Console Video Review:

Main Features of the Dangerous Master Console:

  • Hand built in the USA with the best components possible.
  • Legendary Chris Muth circuit design with pristine audio quality.
  • Stepped controls throughout.
  • Transparent and silent operation.
  • Seamless connection with the Dangerous Liaison.
  • Integrated Mid/Side processing.
  • 2 stereo inputs, 3 stereo outputs (one for monitoring).
  • 3 insert loops.

Dangerous Music Master Specifications:

  • 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
  • Width control
    -4 to +6dB in 0.5dB steps
  • Attenuator accuracy
    0.02dB (0.01dB typical)
  • THD+Noise in audio band
  • IMD 60Hz + 4kHz 4:1
  • Crosstalk rejection
  • Better than 95dB @ 1kHz
  • Headroom
    > +27dBu, +23dBu in the matrix under worst case conditions
  • Frequency response
  • Better than 0.2dB down @ 1Hz and 100kHz
  • Noise floor
    < -89dBu total energy in the audio band
  • Warranty:
    2 years parts and labor, subject to inspection. Does not include damage incurred through abusive operation or modifications/attempted repair by unauthorized technicians.