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Dangerous Music: Building The Gear They Want To Use

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Eric There have been 0 comments


When you work hard in the studio, session after session, and constantly reach roadblocks created by the limitations of gear, you start to think about other possibilities. What if you created your own equipment to combat the issues? This was the thought behind Chris Muth and Bob Muller's Dangerous Music.

Dating back to 1992, Dangerous Music began developing a reputation as an essential recording studio, thanks to the guidance of Muller and a vintage Neve console. Enter Chris Muth. Working on digital mastering at Sterling Sound,  Muth came to Dangerous for a session and built a kinship with Muller. The result of their new bond was the brand's first piece of gear, the Dangerous Music 2-Bus.


With the idea of advancing the studio by bringing together digital and analog technology, Dangerous Music officially formed in 2001 and started to release the 2-Bus summing amplifier commercially. Putting more focus on creating a piece of gear that had quality over making something affordable, Muth and Muller have gone on to develop unique products like the D-Box, Music Source and Monitor SR.

Continuing the evolution of their brand, Dangerous Music's co-founders have always been concerned with sound quality, while also maintaining an eye on simplicity. "It’s about making great sounding gear that brings the recording process back to the immediacy of the creative moment of capturing a performance," Muller states. "Take the things about analog that analog does best, and the things that digital does best, and make them work together in a way that does not interfere with the creative process.”

In the end, Dangerous Music is the classic tale of finding inspiration while working through issues in the workplace. As digital and analog blur together more and more, there are lots of gaps in the gear world that need to be filled. Thankfully, Chris Muth and Bob Muller have been here to offer extremely well-made equipment that meet both their needs and that of customers.


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