Edmeston, NY (October 31, 2013)—Searching for an analog summing device, composer and producer PJ Hanke discovered Dangerous Music, and is now coming up on a decade of using the company’s equipment.
Almost 10 years ago, Hanke felt that mixes from his personal composing studio didn't have the quality of previous projects he had completed on large format analog consoles. His search for a solution led him to purchase the Dangerous 2-Bus analog summing mixer, the Dangerous Monitor and the Dangerous MQ to get him back to the sound he liked and remembered.
"I was researching the idea of summing and I discovered Dangerous Music, so I purchased the Dangerous 2-Bus, the Dangerous MQ and the Dangerous Monitor system," recalls Hanke. "As soon as I started working with the Dangerous 2-Bus, I could immediately tell the bottom end of my mixes was tighter. It did things that I was used to hearing in analog recordings. I felt like the depth of the music was much clearer, too. And I think the most obvious thing was the stereo field just moved out to the left and the right when I was mixing through the 2-Bus, versus just doing a straight stereo bounce-to-disk in my computer."
Hanke adds, "I really wanted a monitoring section so I could snap back and forth from what I was hearing on input, such as virtual instruments, and also listen to my work after being digitally recorded as though you would between the repro and record heads on a tape machine. I am able to do that on the analog side of the Dangerous Monitor system. And to have the stepped volume control was a big deal for me, because I like to write and listen to things at the same levels to hear the current mix reacting in the room in the same way day after day"