New! Video Chat Connect with a Pro Audio Expert – Live

Dangerous Music 2-BUS LT 16-Channel Analog Summing Mixer

BH #DA2BUSLT • MFR #2-BUS LT
Dangerous Music
Dangerous Music 2-BUS LT 16-Channel Analog Summing Mixer
Key Features
  • Improves Punch and Detail
  • Provides Clear Stereo Imaging
  • Increases Available Headroom
  • Integrates with Outboard Gear
Save yourself from the horrors of harsh digital mixes with the Dangerous Music 2-BUS LT 16-Channel Analog Summing Mixer, a 1 RU rackmountable summing mixer designed to restore the feel, headroom, and quality of analog mixing to the digital domain. Route up to 16 channels of stereo connections into the summing mixer, and record the stereo output from the 2-BUS LT into your DAW for more weighty, delineated, and precise sound.
Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
$1,499.00
$125/mo. suggested payments
with 12 Mos. Promo Financing* 

Important Notice

  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $199.99
Savings Available:

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

800.606.6969

Dangerous Music 2-BUS LT Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Concept
  • 3The Typical Workflow
  • 4Plays Well with Others

Save yourself from the horrors of harsh digital mixes with the Dangerous Music 2-BUS LT 16-Channel Analog Summing Mixer, a 1 RU rackmountable summing mixer designed to restore the feel, headroom, and quality of analog mixing to the digital domain. Route up to 16 channels of stereo connections into the summing mixer, and record the stereo output from the 2-BUS LT into your DAW for more weighty, delineated, and precise sound.

For I/O, the mixer features two 25-pin D-sub connectors that enable eight pairs of inputs and two stereo pairs of XLR outputs for the main out and monitor channels. Each pair can be summed to mono if needed. A stepped output trim/level knob provides an overall fine gain adjustment. All other controls such as signal levels and panning position with automation are adjusted within the Digital Audio Workstation.

The Concept

Mixing within the software realm has been noted by many users as having apparent limitations, which are commonly described as having a lack of headroom, poor spatial imaging, a loss of low-level detail, and inadequate preservation of transients.

Much like traditional consoles that bring multiple streams of audio together from a multitrack tape machine, the 2-BUS series receives 16 analog outputs from any audio interface and combines them into a stereo channel. It performs this task without transient-suppressing or bandwidth limiting components in the signal path, and is tooled specifically for the DAW environment.

By spreading the track load across multiple digital-to-analog converters and summing them in the analog domain, the 2-BUS delivers mixes that sound and feel as if they were mixed on a large-format analog console, without all the drawbacks that come with owning a console.

The Typical Workflow

Route each track in your DAW to a stereo bus, commonly called a submix. Using a 16-channel AD/DA of your choice, route each submix to a pair of inputs on the 2-BUS LT. A patch bay can be inserted at this stage to expand your options for routing through outboard gear, if desired.

The stereo output from the summing mixer is sent back through your final analog-to-digital converter to record two new channels back into your DAW. The result is an analog capture bolstered by headroom improvements, which makes the job of mixing in the box less reliant on piles of software processing that can produce diminishing returns.

Plays Well with Others

The 2-BUS LT offers 16 channels of summing, but you can expand the unit if you'd like. Via the device's pair of left and right XLR remote expansion connectors, you can link to multiple and compatible boxes such as the D-BOX+, the 2-BUS+, and the MONITOR ST.
UPC: 628586497016

Dangerous Music 2-BUS LT Specs

Frequency Response1 Hz to 100 kHz, Within 0.1 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion0.005% in Audio Band
Intermodulation Distortion0.004% IMD60 4:1
Crosstalk-97 dB
Noise Floor-82 dBu, Total Energy in Audio Band
Maximum Level+26 dBu
Nominal Operating Level+4 dBu
Input Impedance25 Kilohms Balanced
Output Impedance50 Ohms Balanced (600 Ohms Drive Capable)
Power Consumption25 W
Rack Size1 RU
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22 x 17 x 7"
See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

Close

Close

Close