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BURL SONGWRITING CONTEST

BURL COVID19 SONGWRITING CONTESTWIN A B2 BOMBER ADC OR A B16 MOTHERSHIP CHASSISWith over 300 entries, we had a lot of songs to listen to! Every song is special and helps to tell a story from a unique point of view. We all have different day to day experiences, but...

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Westlake proSESSIONS with Eddie Kramer

This event is POSTPONED until further notice Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 7 PM - 9 PM PST Westlake Pro | Los Angeles4101 Lankershim BlvdNorth Hollywood, CA 91602 323.845.1145 BURL AUDIO & EDDIE KRAMER BURL is teaming up with Westlake Pro for another proSESSIONS...

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TapeOp Review of B4 MIC/LINE Daughter Card

TapeOp Review of B4 MIC/LINE Daughter Card

As BURL's Mothership B80 [Tape Op #84] has gained popularity with serious recordists as a flexible system to build your own AD/DA converter interface, there's been need for more daughter card modules in order to add flexibility. I've had my BURL stocked with 8-channel...

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TapeOp Review of BDA4 Daughter Card

TapeOp Review of BDA4 Daughter Card

This "daughter card" works with the BURL B80 Mothership [Tape Op #84] and B16 Mothership configurable audio I/O systems. When the B80 Mothership was introduced, the BDA8 was the choice for D-to-A output conversion, but it was not transformer-balanced like the BAD8...

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B16 BMB5 Mothership

B16 BMB5 Mothership

The BMB5 features USB connectivity.  Designed exclusively for the B16, the BMB5 provides an easy interface to any computer via USB.  If you don’t need high channel count, the B16 with the BMB5 is a great way to go with a BAD8 and BDA8. Check it out here >The BMB5...

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B80 BMB4 Mothership with Waves Soundgrid

B80 BMB4 Mothership with Waves Soundgrid

BMB4 SOUNDGRID MOTHERBOARD The BMB4 features an Ethernet port for 64 IO channels of Waves SoundGrid connectivity.  SoundGrid is an Audio-over-Ethernet networking and processing technology developed by Waves. SoundGrid provides extremely low-latency, high-channel-count...

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Flight of the Mothership World Tour 2018

Flight of the Mothership World Tour 2018

 Vance Powell, esteemed recording and mix engineer will be joining us on Wednesday, November 7th for a BURL event at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville TN. Vance is a Grammy Winning BURL artist. He has worked with a variety of artists including Chris...

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NAMM Show 2018

NAMM Show 2018

 Come visit us at booth # 16322! We will be in a new building at NAMM housing most of the Pro Audio community. The map link is below! Click HERE to view NAMM Show Map >

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Flight of the Mothership – Hyde Street Studios

Flight of the Mothership – Hyde Street Studios

We will be doing one final event this year at legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, CA on December 7th! Grammy Nominated BURL Artist, Greg Landau, will be doing a recording session with local band Carne Cruda, followed by an evening of listening,...

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TapeOp Review of BAD8 Daughter Card

TapeOp Review of BAD8 Daughter Card

We recently did a session here at Panoramic House with Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, Live) producing a great band called Le Butcherettes. Jerry has a studio near us with a mix/edit room and a separate tracking room; and both rooms have Burl Mothership converters...

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BURL Listening Event at Woodshed in Malibu, CA

BURL Listening Event at Woodshed in Malibu, CA

The Flight of the Mothership 2017 Tour continues with an added date in Malibu, California on Sunday, September 24 from 6PM-9PM at Woodshed Recording.Prior to the event, we will be doing a recording session of a classical quartet. Beginning at 6pm, we will have an A/B...

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Flight of the Mothership 2017

Flight of the Mothership 2017

     Locations & Dates The Village Studios / Santa Monica, CA . . . May 04, 2017Ocean Way Nashville / Nashville, TN . . . May 09, 2017Sound Inn / Tokyo, Japan . . . May 25, 2017Record Factory / Seoul, South Korea . . . May 30, 2017Avon...

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Fantasy Studios Event

Fantasy Studios Event

 BURL Audio announces2017 Flight of the MOTHERSHIP World TourFirst Stop: Berkeley, CA Further dates for the US, Europe and Asia TBA soon.   BURL Audio is having an A/B Listening Event in the Bay Area in April 2017! The event will be held at Fantasy...

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Sonicscoop Review of B16 Mothership

Sonicscoop Review of B16 Mothership

Early in 2016, Burl Audio announced its new B16 Mothership, the little brother to their flagship B80 interface. The original B80 Mothership—an enormous, upscale, transformer-based AD & DA converter—was very well received, and I read nothing but good reviews about...

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WINTER SALE 2016

WINTER SALE 2016

 It's that time of year again at BURL!To show our thanks, we are giving everyone 10% OFF of all of our products (excluding Mothership Daughter cards). Contact your Dealer for more information. To LEARN MORE about our products, click HERE > 

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DHDI ZR Live! // Gear Expo 2016

DHDI ZR Live! // Gear Expo 2016

DHDI ZR Live! Thursday, October 20, 2016RSVPZR Live! is a series of live music events in an everyday space recorded in a ZR Pop Up Studio.  ZR Quantum Devices only 1” deep create an environment in which every nuance and detail is clearly audible to everyone:  the...

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Scooptacular Giveaway with SonicScoop!

Scooptacular Giveaway with SonicScoop!

 This month we're teaming up with SonicScoop to do a special GIVEAWAY for the 141st Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles!  SonicScoop will be giving away a Burl Audio B2 Bomber ADC!  You can enter two ways, once through SonicScoop's...

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The Soul Power Behind Burl Audio by Vintage King

The Soul Power Behind Burl Audio by Vintage King

From Left to Right: Rich Williams (Owner and designer, Burl Audio), Robert Carranza (Producer), Will Kahn (Sales Manager, Burl Audio), Bristin Millard (Marketing Manager, Burl Audio), Chris Karn (Vintage King Sales) in Studio 2 at EastWest Studios in front of their 48...

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MIX Magazine Review of B80 Mothership

MIX Magazine Review of B80 Mothership

Burl Audio is a company with a unique approach, one that embeds personality into the design. Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., the company makes a range of gear including two 500-Series preamps, a monitor controller, and a 32×2 summing-mixer, but when somebody says “Burl,”...

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SUMMER MOTHERSHIP SALE | 07.01.16 – 08.31.16

The revolutionary B80 MOTHERSHIP will be going on SALE this summer!The B80 MOTHERSHIP Chassis will be $500 OFF!Pushing the boundaries once again, the B80 MOTHERSHIP AD/DA converter has up to 80 analog channel capability. Using a card based system, and a heavy duty 4U...

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The Flight of the Mothership 2016

The Flight of the Mothership 2016

We'll be hitting the road once again to spread the sound of Burl Audio and our revolutionary gear. With a warm, musical sound, the B80 Mothership and the new B16 Mothership have redefined digital recording. Bringing the soul back into music, you don't realize what...

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Sir George Martin 1926 – 2016

Sir George Martin 1926 – 2016

Here at Burl Audio, we have vinyls that we always have on hand to play throughout our workdays. The Beatles' records are always in arms reach; in fact, each of our offices up here on Burly Acres have at least one copy on hand. Because of the true "Fifth Beatle",...

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Musikmesse 2016

Musikmesse 2016

BURL AUDIO will be at Musikmesse April 7th - 10th. Will, with BURL AUDIO, will be in Hall 9, Level 1, Booth F33.Come visit us to hear about our new gear! To make an appointment, email will@burlaudio.com.

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TapeOp Review of B1/B1D

TapeOp Review of B1/B1D

Burl Audio is already well known and loved for its two-channel B2 Bomber AD/DA converter [Tape Op #79] and multi-channel B80 Mothership [#84], but maybe less so for its boutique all-analog audio gear. A while back, I bought a pair of Burl Audio B1D 500-series mic...

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Featured Vinyl – White Christmas

Featured Vinyl – White Christmas

When we hear the name, Bing Crosby, we think of his smooth, jazzy voice singing "White Christmas". Being that it is that time of year, we chose the single "White Christmas" as performed by none other than Crosby as our Featured Vinyl of the Week.Written by Irving...

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Featured Vinyl – Blue Train

Featured Vinyl – Blue Train

Born on September 23rd, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, John Coltrane's life started with music all around him. His father played several instruments which triggered John's interest in jazz and more specifically, the clarinet and E-flat horn. Besides his father,...

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Featured Vinyl – Led Zeppelin I

Featured Vinyl – Led Zeppelin I

In August of 1968, the English rock band, The Yardbirds, disbanded and decided they would not be going on their Scandinavian tour. The band's guitarist, Jimmy Page, the only remaining member, was left with the rights to the bands name and along with that, contractual...

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NAMM 2016

NAMM 2016

BURL AUDIO will be exhibiting at NAMM in 2016! Stop by and see us at booth # 6276 and see what new stuff we have to show you!    

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Featured Vinyl – Girl From Ipanema

Featured Vinyl – Girl From Ipanema

The Girl From Ipanema by Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto is a light, airy song, recorded in 1963. The song was written by two Brazilian composers: Antonio Carlos Jobim, who wrote the music; and Vinicius de Moraes, who wrote the lyrics in...

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Flight Of The Mothership 2015: Vancouver, B.C.

Flight Of The Mothership 2015: Vancouver, B.C.

The Flight of the Mothership Tour 2015 has been such a success that we have decided to add one last stop in Vancouver, Canada. Each time we do an event, we meet new people and it’s always a pleasure to hear the Mothership at work in a new studio. Our goal is to...

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Tape Op Review of B26 Orca Control Room Monitor

Tape Op Review of B26 Orca Control Room Monitor

By Geoff Stanfield. Let's start this conversation off by stating the obvious. You cannot properly record or mix music if you cannot accurately hear what you are recording or mixing. If music is more than a hobby, and you are working with low to mid-level monitoring...

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Tape Op Review of B32 Vancouver Mix Bux

Tape Op Review of B32 Vancouver Mix Bux

By Geoff Stanfield. If you are short on time and just want the thumbs up/down on the B32 Vancouver 32×2 mix bus, it gets an enthusiastic thumbs up. All the adjectives that you might find in an adult-film review are applicable to the B32: wider, deeper, warmer,...

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Audities Foundation

Audities Foundation

"We put it up, with the same Logic 9, PT 10 and Nuendo sessions next to our 192, Black Lion/MOTU 424 and 828 I/O devices and it was not even close. Taking a gun to a knife fight, really. Congratulations, I'm a digital curmudgeon that you've managed to win over.""We...

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The Nacho Garrido Story

The Nacho Garrido Story

Recently we had a visitor from Spain who wrote in that he was interested in seeing what we do. Here is a letter he sent us recapping his experience: "Hello! My name is Nacho and I'm on holidays here in Santa Cruz, I have my own studio in Spain and I hear about your...

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Burl Vinyl Cutting

Burl Vinyl Cutting

"Surprising once again was the continued resurgence of the vinyl record. Vinyl saw sales growth for the fifth straight year in 2012, with a 17.7 percent surge complementing 4.6 millions records sold. The numbers mark a new high for the format, according to Nielsen....

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Tape Op Review of B80 Mothership

Tape Op Review of B80 Mothership

By Marc Alan Goodman. There seems to be a new trend developing in audio converter design. Up until recently, engineers considered converters to be part of the digital or computer side of their rig as opposed to the analog side. Concurrently, just like the computers...

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Jimi Hendrix first to fly the Mothership!

Jimi Hendrix first to fly the Mothership!

February 27, 2011 Burl Audio is proud to announce that the first project through its much anticipated B80 Mothership was a recent Jimi Hendrix mix done at Hyde Street's studio A in San Francisco, CA. Spearheaded by The Hendrix Family, John McDermott and Eddie Kramer,...

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Tape Op Review of B2 ADC/DAC

Tape Op Review of B2 ADC/DAC

Here’s another game-changing product that deserved multiple opinions. Allen Farmelo, who also collected opinions from several other well-known engineers, leads with his review, and F. Reid Shippen follows with his opinion. (Each $2500 street; www.burlaudio.com) –AH. ...

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