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The BMB4 Motherboard for Burl Audio’s high-end Mothership series of modular AD/DA convertors, featuring Waves SoundGrid technology.

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Waves Audio and Burl Audio Join Forces to Include Waves SoundGrid® Technologies in the Mothership Series with the Burl Audio BMB4 SoundGrid Motherboard

KNOXVILLE, TN, July 12, 2018Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio processing solutions, has joined forces with Burl Audio to include Waves SoundGrid® technology in the Burl Audio B80 and B16 Mothership.

The Burl Mothership is now Waves SoundGrid-compatible, enabling audio over Ethernet connectivity for Burl Audio’s Mothership B80 and B16, offering a high channel count per connection and low latency, by utilizing an ordinary gigabit Ethernet connection.

Waves SoundGrid is an Audio-over-Ethernet technology which allows users to stream high counts of digital audio channels (up to 128) and to process that audio through plugins at ultra-low-latency (as low as 0.8 ms), all taking place over a 1Gb network – beneficial for simple project studios, live venues or for complex networked recording and broadcast facilities.

The BMB4 Motherboard for Burl Audio’s high-end Mothership series of modular AD/DA convertors effortlessly adds the power of SoundGrid to your system, with up to 64 channels of extremely low-latency audio networking, plugin processing and real-time monitoring with plugins.

With the modular configurability of the Mothership and the flexibility of SoundGrid, the possibilities are limitless. Burl Audio’s Mothership series of empty converter chassis represents an innovative way of approaching digital conversion: an all Class-A, discrete analog circuit with proprietary transformers on input, and op amps on output. The result is a flexible system with unparalleled clarity and warmth. Now, with the BMB4 Motherboard for B80 and B16 Motherships, you can add to this system the power of SoundGrid audio networking and plugin processing. Learn more about SoundGrid in the studio.

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, “We are delighted to offer Waves SoundGrid technology and the use of Waves plugins for Burl Audio’s B80 Mothership with BMB4 SoundGrid Network Connectivity, thus augmenting the capabilities of the B80 Mothership and substantially increasing its ability to network easily and efficiently.”

Rich Williams, BURL Audio president and Head Designer, comments, "BURL Audio is very excited to offer such an easy and seamless connectivity option for both the B80 and B16 Motherships. With the BMB4 SoundGrid Motherboard, the IO possibilities are limitless.”


  • SoundGrid module for Burl Audio's Mothership B80 and B16 convertors
  • Connects your Mothership to SoundGrid for low-latency audio networking and plugin processing
  • Mix, play back and record with SoundGrid-compatible plugins in real time
  • Up to 64 SoundGrid channels in the Mothership B80 or up to 16 SoundGrid channels in the Mothership B16
  • Connect BMB4 directly to your CPU via Ethernet, no PCIe card required
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1–96 kHz
  • SoundGrid Ethernet port
  • 2 BNC Word Clock outputs
  • 1 BNC Word Clock input

Learn more about Waves SoundGrid in the studio: https://www.waves.com/soundgrid-studio-system

Learn more about Burl Audio: https://www.waves.com/hardware/burl-bmb4-soundgrid-motherboard

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About Burl Audio:
Simply put, Burl Audio has redefined digital recording. Founded in 2006, Burl Audio is a pro audio gear engineering and manufacturing company located in Santa Cruz, California. Based out of Paradise Recording and spearheaded by Rich Williams, Burl Audio’s gear is designed in a commercial recording studio, by professional recording engineers, for recording engineers. 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. All Burl Audio products are designed to improve your recording, mix-down, and mastering significantly. Burl Audio’s products are designed to be a life-long asset to your studio. Burl Audio is dedicated to bringing you ground breaking studio gear that will change your life. Burl Audio has redefined recording in the digital age with its revolutionary converter design.  

About Waves Audio Ltd.:
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.

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North America Offices:
Waves, Inc., 2800 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912;
Tel: 865-909-9200, Fax: 865-909-9245, Email: info@waves.com, Web: http://www.waves.com

Corporate Headquarters Israel:
Waves Ltd., Azrieli Center, The Triangle Tower, 32nd Floor
Tel Aviv 67023, Israel; Tel: 972-3-608-4000, Fax: 972-3-608-4056, Email: info@waves.com,
Web: http://www.waves.com

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Tel: 615-662-1616, Fax: 615-662-1636, Email: robert@clynemedia.com, Web: https://clynemedia.com


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