Dangerous Music has posted a videos in which remix master Sascha “Busy” Bühren explains how the quality of your DAC can make all the difference, for a more open, more detailed master.
At TrueBusyness mastering studios, engineer Sascha “Busy” Bühren now swears by the Dangerous Music CONVERT-2 DAC after remastering a recent remix of Paul McCartney’s song “Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five”. Upon hearing his own approved master, listening through the newly acquired CONVERT-2, he abruptly called the record label and told them to hold off production, he knew could do better with the new DAC. Once finished, management and the artist both agreed that the new master was superior when they heard it. Conversion from digital to analog for mastering is a crucial step, and listening back to the results of mastering reveals new details. Only the highest quality DAC can let the music’s true attributes shine through.
“There was something I never discovered before with my mastering chain,” says Sascha, commenting on using his new DAC for the first time, “somehow the CONVERT-2 transported the mix” to a new level. And the client could hear the change, ‘It’s more open, more detailed,’ the producers raved.
In another video, Luca Pretolesi talks about the importance of choosing the right DAC for EDM mixing and mastering.
Get the inside scoop from dance music engineer and sonic wizard Luca Pretolesi as he shares his top 3 reasons for choosing a digital audio converter (DAC) for his hybrid analog and digital ‘Studio DMI’ in Las Vegas—where Steve Aoki, Diplo, 2 Chainz and others get their hit dance tracks mixed and mastered.
Luca’s ultimate DAC has a ‘no hype’ conversion quality, with a natural sound. He wants a converter that will translate multiple sources and switch seamlessly between inputs with zero latency. Lastly he requires precise metering so when mastering an EDM track he can accurately balance loudness with dynamics. Luca chose the Dangerous CONVERT-2 and CONVERT-8 DACs because they deliver on all three of his mixing and mastering needs.
“The initial conversion from digital to analog is crucial, I want to have the best possible source from the beginning of my mixing chain to the end. Whatever I do after that conversion is going to amplify what is right or what is not right,” says Luca pointing out his most critical need in a DAC.
The Dangerous CONVERT-2 and CONVERT-8 DACs are available for street prices of $2,499 USD and $3,499 USD, respectively.
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