Edmeston, NY (May 11, 2010)--Dangerous Music's 2-Bus analog-summing amp plays a major role at producer Anthony J. Resta's Bopnique Musique studios, north of Boston, MA.
Resta and his mix engineer, Karyadi Sutedja, have worked with Duran Duran (30 tracks); Collective Soul, who are 10-year clients; Megadeth; Guster; Shawn Mullins; and Perry Ferrell, among many others. Although the 3,700-sq.-ft. studio space has a lot of key equipment, Resta gives special praise to what the Dangerous Music 2-Bus analog-summing amp brings to their sound.
Describing how the Dangerous 2-Bus fits in to his Pro Tools-based mixing system, Resta says, "Basically we send out stereo stems from the mix to our outboard gear--we use pairs of Neve 1072s and 1073s, pairs of Focusrite RED and ISA 110s, Universal Audio 610s. We have a bunch of different configurations that we use to buss audio out of Pro Tools, through the outboard and then to the Dangerous 2-Bus, where the final mix is summed to stereo. Naturally we do the automation all in Pro Tools so it's super easy to recall a mix. The Dangerous 2-Bus makes the stereo image wider and there's much more headroom, and we notice a tighter low-end--it's made a huge difference in the sound of the records we've been making!"
Engineer Karyadi adds, "The analog summing process of the Dangerous 2-Bus brings back the true depth of a mix--space perception created in the mix and/or recording by using reverb, echo, or actual room miking--that was missing when the mixing was done 100 percent inside the box. When using the 2-Bus the stereo image becomes much clearer, the spatial placement of tracks in the mix are more pin-pointed, and the mix will not collapse even when it is getting dense, something that we used to only be able to get when mixing on a high-end analog console."
Dangerous Music, Inc.