Dangerous Music CONVERT-AD+ Analog to Digital Converter
The Dangerous Music Convert-AD+ is the most advanced converter on the market, compacted into a single rack space unit and offering five new incredible features never before seen on an A/D converter.
Switchable dual inputs allow you to switch between any two balanced line inputs with the press of a button. This can allow you to set up and compare two separate mastering chains and easily bounce back and forth to see which one best suits the song. Easily switch between your current mix and compare it to the original rough mix or previous mix you may be revising. This can also be used to easily switch between recording and mixing modes.
The new proprietary clip guard technology removes all clipping from your digital prints with zero change in the audio quality, even if you’re purposefully clipping the converter for an enhanced sonic effect. This helps with preparing your mixes to be released on digital distribution platforms such as iTunes and Spotify, which scans for clipped masters and will either reject them because of the level being too hot or attenuate them which would change the integrity of your initial mix.
Zoomable meters allow you to hone in on the top 10 dB of dynamic activity, which in modern music production is usually where the bulk of the mix rests: between the average level and highest peak transients. This is a very helpful tool when preparing the perfect level to send off to a mastering engineer, or for the mastering engineer to produce the proper level on the finished product.
Switch between different sets of transformers to find what coloring will be best for the final product. Two Hammond transformers are wired in series and switchable with the press of a button. Hammond is a Canadian company that has specialized in transformer design for over 100 years, their circuits help bring out the depth in the low end and crystal clear clarity we are used to hearing from Dangerous products.
With the Emphasis control, you can dial in the amount of transformer coloration you desire. While increasing the amount of emphasis from the circuits, you’re adding a carefully constructed EQ and compression algorithm that will enhance the sonic characters of the mix. Choose to dial it in to taste, or use none at all.
Dangerous provides the stability of the Convert-AD+ through it’s Jitter Elimination Technology, or JET. The patented clocking technology reduces jitter to a point where it’s simply not an issue in the audio path, ensuring the best possible mix or master possible. Convert-AD+ is fully equipped to become your studio’s master clock.
- Adjustable Sample Rate lets you cycle through 6 sample rates for universal compatibility with other devices
- Selectable Calibration Level cycles through three calibration levels for compatibility with other devices
- Toggle between two discrete, selectable stereo inputs with two switchable stereo input paths
- Clip Guard will turn off the red light LED at your destination (i.e. DAW)
- Premium custom crafted digital meter with Normal and Peak Hold modes provides precise visual feedback
- Zoom view lets you view only the top 10dB of your signal level, for a finer, magnified resolution
- Word Clock with three Modes: Internal, External and Master
- X-FORMER insert button engages some of Chris Muth’s sonic wizardry via a pair of customized HAMMOND transformers
- EMPHASIS shelving EQ/Compressor induces 2nd order harmonic distortion to blend in a bit of mid warmth and sparkle
- USB connection for Mac/PC
- Comprehensive I/O
- Two switchable stereo input paths
- Dual AES Outputs
- ADAT Optical Output
- SPDIF Optical Output
- SPDIF COAX output
|Input Connectors||Analog XLR|
|Output Connectors||AES/EBU XLR, Digital RCA, Optical|
|Clock I/O||In, Out|
|Maximum Sampling Rate||192 kHz|
|Digital Format||ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF|
the dangerous AD+ is a necessary piece of gear for a serious mastering engineer.
Best AD Conversion EVER!
Fantastic A/D converter like any other Dangerous products!!! The quality of my mastering chain was improved drastically by adding the AD+ and the Dangerous Convert 2 (D/A). Pristine and transparent conversion, that adds an incredible quality if you're looking for a professional, high-end finished product. The transformer color option is an incredible addition if you're looking for that extra energy for rock, metal or anything else that you need harmonics. Loving it!!!
Great piece of gear, it sounds amazing.
The converter in this thing is top notch.My mixes are louder and wider I love it.
The conversion and clock are excellent. My mixes of the console sound clear and punchy. The option to use or bypass the transformer makes it super flexible. The transformer sound! Really helps with the midrange clarity.
This unit is AMAZING!!!! When I a/b between the daw and this it's a night and day difference. I had to double check to make sure I didn't have plugins on my print aux. I also used it to track vocals, the conversion is just unbelievable.
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