Santa Cruz, CA, August 9, 2012 - Burl Audio of Santa Cruz CA is proud to announce the release of the MADI Motherboard for the Burl Audio B80 Mothership AD/DA Converter, BMB2. The Mothership was released in 2010 with BMB1, DigiLink for Pro Tools to rave reviews. Now with the optional BMB2 MADI connectivity, users of Cubase, Logic, Sequoia and other DAWs can experience truly superior conversion quality Burl Audio has become synonomous with.
Digital interconnect is completely configurable, and controlled by a swappable motherboard. The first offering of the B80 digital motherboard , the BMB1, came standard with two Digi-link connectors for direct hookup to Pro Tools. Now with the BMB2 MADI, an
entirely different population can experience the incredible tone of the Mothership that before now was available only to Pro Tools users. Customers now must specify which version of the Mothership they want, B80 BMB1 or B80 BMB2. The price is the same for both units.
Pushing the boundaries once again, Burl Audio has devised a completely configurable AD/DA converter with up to 80 channel capability. Using a card based system, and a heavy duty 4U chassis, the B80 Mothership employs 10 card slots with 4 channel A/D and 8 channel D/A cards with B2 quality signal path.
Thatís right, every ADC channel has a BX1 transformer and every DAC channel has the latest Burl Audio discrete op-amp, BOPA2 technology. For many who have already embraced the B2 Bomber, this is a dream come true. Recording an entire band and playing back through 24 channels at a time, is a truly beautiful experience.
With a completely configurable AD/DA, a converter for any situation can be realized. If you just mix, load up the B80 with 8 BDA8 cards for 64 channels of mind blowing fidelity. If you track live, 10 BAD4 cards will give you 40 B2 quality inputs. Rocking.
The B80 Mothership is the result of over seven years of tireless research and development. The no compromise, no BS design strategy is immediately apparent in the build quality. The 4U, steal enclosure is truly impressive. No plastic, no layers of menus, everything is meant to be used easily with zero hassle. Configuring a B80 is literally a snap. All you do is slide the card down its card guide, snap it in the Burl BackBone, turn the hand screws, and youíre there.
Configuration cards currently consist of the BMB1 with Digi-link, the BMB2 MADI, the BAD4, 4-channel ADC card, and the BDA8, 8 channel DAC card, and the BCLK, a word clock distribution card. There are also plans for a BMADI daughter cards, BAES daughter card, and film and broadcast grade cards where channel density and price per channel are of greater concern.
Burl Audioís intention with the B80 is to revolutionize pro audio as we know it. The Mothership is a significant improvement to any studio that adopts the B80 Mothership as its sole recording device. In this digital era, many yearn for tone of records past, but refuse to deal with analog tape and its issues. The B80 clearly bridges this gap and then some. The B80 Mothership will be THE central recording device of the future device of the future.