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Could someone explain the reason for the dangerous 2 bus

Discussion in 'Recording' started by sserendipity, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. sserendipity

    sserendipity Member

    Hi,

    I've been watching the messages on the other boards regarding the dangerous 2-bus. Could someone explain why analog summing would be quantifiably better than digital? What is wrong with digital summing algorithms, that hasn't been fixed?

    I did a search on the web for dangerous's web site, and found this:

    The Dangerous Too Bus

    Ok :> actually I found this:

    The Dangerous 2-Bus

    Which didn't explain much, other than 'it sounds better'. Well sure, but why?
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Some recordists feel that an amount of quality is lost in the digital 2-bus. By doing the summing in analog it is felt that some subtle nuances will be retained. This may be true, I don't really care about it too much. I just want to use the tools that are in the box and make my projects that way. All this digital stuff sounds worse than what was in use 15 years ago.. I don't see the sense in trying to retain any real level of quality, when the delivery system is compromised. I just use the tools that are there and try to make it sound as good as I can with what's there. All this other stuff is smoke and mirrors / audio voodoo, black arts nonsense .......... Fats
     

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