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Profiling Burl Audio

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Burl Audio

Burl Audio is a company that designs and manufactures high-end audio recording equipment. The company specializes in analog recording and mixing consoles, outboard processors, and other studio equipment. Burl Audio products are used by professional audio engineers and producers around the world.

Rich Williams is the founder and owner of Burl Audio, which is based in California. He has been in the audio industry for over 20 years and has designed and built many of the industry’s most sought-after products. Williams has a passion for pushing the boundaries of audio technology, and his products are known for their superior sound quality and cutting-edge design. 

He is an avid collector of vintage audio equipment, and his studio is filled with a variety of vintage and modern audio gear. He is an active member of the audio engineering community and regularly attends industry events and seminars.

The philosophy of BURL AUDIO is to provide the best possible recording devices, in modular, outboard units, to all levels of recording engineers at a reasonable price.

It has to be said that their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room monitors are of the best quality.

Founded in 2010 by producer/engineer Rich, Burl Audio specializes in creating custom sound libraries, sample packs, and plugins for music producers, sound designers, and film/game composers. Their products are used by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Hans Zimmer, Skrillex, and Deadmau5. 

Analog/Digital Conversion Units 

These best known for their analog/digital conversion units are what the company is most well known for. Let’s go into further detail. 

Bomber Series

The B2 Bomber series from Burl Audio is a line of high-end audio interfaces designed to provide professional-level sound quality. The B2 Bomber series features a range of models, from the flagship B2 Bomber ADC and DAC to the more affordable B2 Bomber Pro and B2 Bomber Lite. Each model features Burr Brown AD/DA converters, low-noise analog circuitry, and 24-bit/192kHz resolution for pristine audio recordings. 

The B2 Bomber series also includes a range of analog I/O, including XLR and TRS connections, as well as MIDI and S/PDIF I/O. The B2 Bomber series is ideal for recording studios, live sound venues, and home studios alike.

B80 Mothership Configurable Converter

The Burl Audio B80 Mothership Configurable Converter is a powerful and versatile audio converter. It is designed to provide a high-quality, low-noise signal conversion for all types of audio applications. The B80 Mothership is capable of providing up to 8 channels of conversion and is configurable to provide a variety of conversion formats including AES/EBU, S/PDIF, ADAT, and analog. The B80 Mothership also features a built-in sample rate converter, allowing users to convert between different sample rates with ease. The B80 Mothership is a great choice for any audio professional looking for a reliable and flexible converter.


The B26 ORCA is a professional-grade studio monitor from Burl Audio. It features a 6.5-inch full-range driver, a 1-inch silk dome tweeter, and a built-in 200-watt Class D amplifier. The ORCA also has a wide frequency response of 32Hz-20kHz, with a maximum SPL of 106dB. It has a balanced XLR input and a balanced TRS output, as well as a 1/4” headphone jack. The ORCA also has a built-in high-pass filter for low-frequency management. The monitor also features a built-in phase switch, allowing you to adjust the phase of the monitor to better match the sound of other speakers in the room. The ORCA also has a built-in limiter, allowing you to set a maximum output level. The monitor also has a built-in EQ, allowing you to tailor the sound to your preferences. Finally, the ORCA has an auto-standby feature, which automatically turns the monitor off after a period of inactivity.

B32 Vancouver

The B32 Vancouver from Burl Audio is a 32-channel analog summing mixer designed for use in professional studios. It features a solid steel chassis, a discrete Class-A output stage, and a custom-designed power supply, providing a powerful and reliable platform for summing audio signals. The mixer features 32 channels, each with four-band EQ, panning, mute, solo, and level controls. The B32 Vancouver also features a stereo master section with a stereo compressor, four-band EQ, and level control. The mixer is designed to provide a warm, analog sound with a wide range of tonal possibilities. It is ideal for use in recording, mixing, and mastering applications.

Closing Thoughts

Burl Audio manufactures a variety of analog products, including preamps, compressors, equalizers, and mixers. These products use analog circuitry to process audio signals, providing a warm, natural sound. All of these products are designed to provide a high-quality audio experience. Rich Williams has created products will have longevity in terms of being an asset to recording sessions. 

Notable producers, mastering, mix, and recording engineers working across the full spectrum of music genres have happily held their hands up as high-flying users, including Michael Wagener, Eddie Kramer, Vance Powell, Ryan Hewitt, Mike Crossey and Micheal Brauer. 


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