Paris, France (December 4, 2014)—French mastering engineer Antoine “Chab” Chabert recently added a Dangerous Compressor to Translab Mastering Studios in Paris.
At Translab Mastering Studios in Paris, the Dangerous Music collection of gear includes a Dangerous Master paired with the Dangerous Liaison for Chab’s mastering console, a Dangerous Monitor paired with a Dangerous Source for monitoring and specialized playback, and a Dangerous BAX EQ and Dangerous Compressor. Chab’s credits include the Grammy-winning “Lucky” from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories.
“The Dangerous Master is transparent, the sound quality is excellent,” says Chab. “I did a comparison with digital-to-digital and then through the Master with no setting changes and it sounded the same. It’s only the color of my A-to-D and D-to-A that changes.
“I bought the Liaison because I want to be able to insert only one piece of equipment in a chain and compare it to others, the Liaison is perfect for that,” states Chab. “I can plug in two EQs and two compressors and a third EQ and compare just the EQs, and find which one of them is best for the material, that’s so important to me!”
Although he only recently added the Dangerous Compressor, to his studio he has already done a number of masters with it. “I just bought the Dangerous Compressor one month ago, it’s a really creative tool. I can work quickly with it. I can add a bit of sibilance or brilliance, I can compress without the bass using the Side Chain. I like the way I can add just a little compression, it does just the small step that I need. The Compressor is not colored, and it’s compressing without any artifacts. It’s like the other Dangerous Music equipment, really transparent,” says Chab.