Edmeston, NY (June 28, 2010)--Sound design and music expert Craig Duman has installed a Dangerous Music 2-Bus LT analog summing amp and ST/SR stereo and surround monitor controller at video game company Snowblind.
"One of the main reasons I went with the Dangerous Music equipment was because I was on an 'analog kick'--I learned on 2-inch tape and a traditional console," explains Duman, who is currently in the midst of creating audio for War in the North, a Lord of the Rings-themed game. "I was looking to bring that analog sound and feel to the projects that I work on. The Dangerous equipment was a natural solution to that.
"I've been mixing-in-the-box on Pro Tools for about 15 years, and I was looking for something that could increase the headroom in the mix environment as well as bring back the clarity and the punch--the 2-Bus does all that along with delivering a lot more depth too. We have 16 D-to-A outputs from the Avid 192's and we feed them to the 2-Bus which sums them to stereo. The 2-Bus is simple to use--there's no bells and whistles to degrade the signal path, and its recall is easy and instantaneous, which I like. I don't have to write everything down like with other analog equipment."
Duman has over 15 years experience in game audio and has worked on over 75 games for many of the top companies in the industry, including Interplay, Shiny and Rock Star. Snowblind is a Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Company that specializes in video games.
"With mixing in the box, in order to not clip the internal stereo buss, you have to bring your faders down pretty far, so you're not using all the bits, whereas with the Dangerous 2-Bus, I can leave tracks set pretty hot. It doesn't clip, it doesn't distort, and it blends the audio in a nice way," says Duman.
Dangerous Music, Inc.