Burl Audio B80 Mothership is a modular and configurable 80-Channel AD/DA interface.
Burl Audio B80 MOTHERSHIP has redefined digital recording. For anyone who has felt that digital recording has been lacking soul, warmth and musicality, the MOTHERSHIP is the answer. Building on the technology of the two-channel B2 BOMBERS, the MOTHERSHIP was forged from BURL AUDIO’S deep dedication to analog class-A circuitry. The result is not only heard, it is felt. The MOTHERSHIP stands out from every other interface on the market not because it is colored, but because it does not sterilize the source.
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 chassis, the B80 MOTHERSHIP employs 10 card slots with 4 and 8 channel AD/DA cards, all with the B2 ADC / DAC quality signal path.
A fully configurable converter to suit all needs. If you mix, load the B80 with 8 BDA8 cards to get 64 stunning D/A channels. For tracking, with 6 BAD4 cards you get 24 inputs and 4 BDA8 cards offer you 32 very high quality output channels.
Digital interconnection is also completely configurable and controlled by replaceable motherboards.
BURL Audio Motheship B80 is available with 4 different motherboards to choose from.
The motherboard is included in the B80 or B16 chassis. Just specify it when ordering.
Of course, if you need more channels, several frames can be chained and synchronized.
Mainboard for Pro Tools 7.x and higher hardware systems.
This board offers 2 outputs via Digi-Link connectors offering 64 direct inputs / outputs to Pro Tools.
The interfaces are seen as 192 interfaces and the latency is identical to Pro Tools systems.
MADI motherboard for all DAW except Pro Tools Hardware.
This card offers 2 full duplex outputs via 2 optical MADI cables offering 128 direct inputs / outputs.
This card requires a MADI RME interface like PCIe HDSPe and MADI FX cards, MADIFace USB ...etc.
Ethernet motherboard for all native DAWs except Pro Tools Hardware based ones.
This card offers 2 outputs via 2 CAT5 or CAT6 Ethernet cables offering up to 128 direct I/Os.
This Mobo can be connected directly to your computer's Ethernet port using the Audionate virtual sound card (resolution limited to 48 or 96kHz) or, for all resolutions, a PCIe Dante card.
The BMB4 has a Waves SoundGrid Ethernet connectivity port for 64 I/O channels. SoundGrid is an Audio-Over-Ethernet networking and processing technology developed by Waves. SoundGrid provides extremely low latency and high channel count audio processing, using standard Intel processors and 1 Gbps Ethernet networks for studio, live streaming and other professional real-time audio applications. Real-time audio processing is performed on standard Intel-based plugin servers, running a real-time version of Linux customized by Waves. Waves SoundGrid audio via Ethernet is a robust and proven system for audio networking over IP. Among competing standards for audio over IP, SoundGrid offers impressive low latency. With 6 BAD8 and 4 BDA8, it is possible to obtain a 48x32 I/O. With 2 BAD8 and 8 BDA8, it is possible to obtain a 16x64 I/O. Thanks to the configurability of the MOTHERHSHIP, the I/O possibilities are unlimited. All this without an intermediate interface.
Unusual for a converter, its construction is modular and can therefore be configured according to the needs and budget of the user. The 4U chassis has 10 slots for conversion modules (BAD4 or BDA8). The modules themselves are available in four and eight channel versions. This means you can load the Mothership B80 with 10 4 channel A/D cards to get 40 analog channels or 10 D/A cards for a total of 80 digital/analog converters, or any intermediate combinations.
The technology that makes it all possible is the BURL motherboard. A very high bandwidth motherboard with incredible digital throughput. This BURL Audio motherboard transmits great power to the audio sections. The master clock is transmitted directly to each converter eliminating individual PLL ("Phase-Locked Loop") transmission.
The B80 is the result of 5 years of research and development. The 4U chassis is really impressive. Here, no plastic and no complicated menus, everything is designed to make its use easy and hassle-free. The configuration of the B80 is literally child's play. Simply slide the card onto the chassis guide, lock it onto the BURL chassis, tighten the hand screws and you're done.
Available daughter cards
• BAD4 4 x ADC
• B4 MIC PRE 4 x MIC/LINE preamplifiers with output ADC
• BDA4 4 x transformer coupled DAC
• BDA4M 4 x DAC with switchable output transformers
• BAD8 board with 8 x A/D converters
• BDA8 board with 8 x transparent D/A converters
• BAES4 4 input/output card AES 3
• BCLK Word Clock distribution card via 8 x BNC and 1 x AES connectors
- Converter chassis + PSU
- Tracking, Mixing & Mastering
- Modular up to 80 A/D-D/A
- 19" Rack
- 5 U