Burl Audio B2 Bomber ADC by drgregorio
I began using the Burl B2 ADC about five years ago in a mixing mastering studio and just got my own for my home studio where I do overdubs and mixing. I use a Pro tools hd2 with 192 and found the addition of the Burl is like cleaning the windows with Windex, clarity, punch I never had before. I use it to track through a Manley tube pre and it makes everything sound better, musicians are amazed how their gear sounds, especially electric bass and guitar. I find that tracking these instruments direct through the B2 makes the amp sims more responsive as they get a punchier and clearer signal to process.
It was very easy to hook up as it has few controls and helps me controls the output of mixes with a volume attenuator on the front so I can get a little more or less on my master without having to go back and tweak the pro tools master.
The B2 helps me get my mixes out of pro tools as I send the mixes out of the 192 to the Manley pre to the burl and then via AES back into pro tools. The mixes sound more balanced and punchier, more clarity and separation and a clear stereo field. I highly recommend this piece of gear for home studios especially where you don't need a lot of channels of A to D conversion. I leave it connected to the Manley and it gets used everyday for tracking or mixing.
Rich Williams, the designer of this product also designed many of the converters and pres at Universal Audio and is an audio God that has created a particular sound that is very pleasing to me in all his gear. I have a bunch of UA stuff and now will begin collecting more Burl pres and hopefully a mothership, his multi channel AD-DA unit.