MARQUETTE AUDIO LABS

* Since 1994 *

Dangerous Music Sum & Minus


Your mix is perfect, but the vocal is too soft? You nailed it, but on second listening, the drum overheads are too bright? Want to add bottom to the guitars on the sides but there's enough bass and kick in the middle? De-ess that vocal without making the keyboards dull? Got a great mix but everything is panned too hard? We say it isn't over, even after it's over. The Dangerous Music S&M separates any stereo track into a center and side matrix so you have control of your vocal level and timbre for example, even on a printed mix.

  • Hand built with top-of-the-line components
  • Repeatable controls
  • Incredibly clean and quiet



  • The Dangerous Music S&M is an analog sum and difference processor designed to help engineers fully control their stereo signals. Mastering engineers will enjoy the fact that S&M allows them to save seemingly unsalvageable tracks by altering vocal levels without touching the mix, by fixing overly wide or narrow stereo fields, or by de-essing aggressive cymbal hits while leaving the center lead untouched.

    The mixing engineer can use the Dangerous Music S&M to extract the snare drum from a washy overhead pair, enhance the width of anemic stereo synths, or custom design the stereo image of the mix without altering the tonal content.

    Assembled by hand using the highest quality components the Dangerous Music S&M is the missing stereo link for any serious mixing or mastering engineer.

  • Unprecedented control of your mixes
  • Separately process the center & the sides of stereo pairs
  • Powerful stereo image width control
  • Integrates with any mixing or mastering set-up



  • Nominal operating level +4dBu
    THD+Noise in audio band 0.003%
    IMD 60Hz, 4kHz, 4:1 0.004%
    Maximum level +22dBu
    Noise floor -86dBu total energy in audio band
    Sum/Minus channel separation > 78dB
    Minus channel level accuracy 0.02dB
    Warranty: 2 years parts and labor, subject to inspection. Does not include damage incurred through abusive operation or modifications/attempted repair by unauthorized technicians.



    LIST PRICE: $1999.00
    Please call Dave at (510) 581-3817 for Dangerous Music product information and your price.