Could someone explain the reason for the dangerous 2 bus

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by sserendipity, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. sserendipity

    sserendipity Active Member

    Jul 3, 2001

    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 Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    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

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice