China Suzhou Science & Cultural Arts Centre (SSCAC) Dinner Theatre
Dance Drama "Voyages" mastered exclusively with Weiss Engineering products
The Suzhou Science & Cultural Arts Centre (SSCA) becomes the latest
platform for international music performances. The Grand Theatre
is a 1,200 seat multi-purpose proscenium theatre with 18m x 18m stage.
Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble performed for the Grand Opening.
The Cineplex houses a 380-seat IMAX Cinema, two 270-seat and four 110-
seat cinema halls. The Dinner Theatre is a 500-seat one-stop
rendezvous for fine dining and world-class entertainment.
"Voyages" is a dance drama being the core performance of the dinner
theatre, it tells the story of a young Chinese girl’s struggle to
stardom in New York’s China Town, in the 30s of the last century. The
broadway show dance music is a mixture of classical ballet orchestra
plus tap, jazz and even rock elements. The stereo CD and live
playback 24bit/96kHz 7.1 surround were mastered by Kent Poon (Design w
Sound, Hong Kong), using Weiss Engineering products EQ1-MK2 (equalizer) / DS1-MK2 (compressor) and monitoring via Weiss DAC1-MK2. http://www.sscac.com.cn/flash.asp
106 Miss World Contestants Sing for The Olympics
As the World counts down to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the official
song for the Olympic Torch Relay, now has a version sung in English.
The performers are the beauties entered in the upcoming Miss World
Pageant. 106 Miss World Contestants from over 100 countries and
regions got into the recording studio November 19, 2007 for the sound
track recording and the music video for the torch relay song. The
contestants said they were proud to play a part in the recording of
the song and in helping to spread the Olympic spirit. The song is
mastered by Kent Poon (Design w Sound, HongKong), composed and produced by
Chris Babida. The mastering equipment includes a full set of Weiss EQ1-
MK2, DS1-MK2, SFC2, ADC2, DAC1-MK2 and SARACON. Chris Babida studio
also becomes the first studio in Asia that owns a full set of Weiss
equipment. "The sound is superior to anything I have tried, and I'm
glad to have such high quality tools in my studio" says Chris Babida.
The song will be ready for release in early December. It will debut at
the final of the 57th Miss World Pageant in Sanya, Hainan province, to
an audience of 2 billions viewers worldwide.
Weiss exhibits at the AES Convention in New York, October 5 through 8, 2007
- The VESTA-24 firewire interface was on show the first time. The VESTA-24 sports 24 channels of I/O, 8 channels on AES/EBU and 16 channels of ADAT.
"W"eiss rocks - with two guests and two weiss staff members at our booth in NY
Chris Babida purchased Weiss EQ1-MK2 / DS1-Mk2 / SFC2
2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Song “Light The Passion, Share The Dream” composer Chris Babida has recently purchased a whole set of Weiss DSP systems, including the EQ1-MK2, DS1-MK2 and SFC2 hardware sample rate converter. Chris mentioned “I have video taped Kent Poon's mastering demonstrations where he used the Weiss EQ1-MK2 and DS1-MK2 for future reference usage. M/S EQ is a whole new topic to me. The compression and limiting are both extreme transparent. I'm very impressed with sound quality of this combo and Kent's demonstration."
“The Weiss saved my life yesterday because the "Solo" violin recorded in BJ had a very heavy Air Conditioning Sound! And so I thought I had to re record the violin again, but finally I asked A. Cheung to use the Weiss EQ ...and then Magic....he took out the air condition sound! Just like that? Great! “
Weiss exhibits at the AES Convention in Vienna, May 5 through 8, 2007
- Weiss shows the "Powerhouse" universal DSP processor box with a convolution reverb application running. The sampled spaces are supplied from the Pinguin HDIR room sampling software.
- The ADC2 A/D Converter is presented with a Firewire interface.
- The DNA1 Denoiser / Declicker / Ambience generator sports a new declicker software for comprehensive declicking tasks.
- The Saracon Sampling Rate Converter software now exhibits many more features.
- Also on show are the EQ1 linear phase and dynamic EQ, the DS1 de-esser / compressor / limiter, the SFC2 Sampling Rate Converter and the DAC1 D/A Converter.
Avatar Studios Chooses
ADC2 Becomes the Featured A/D Converter for the Famed
New York (PRWEB)
May 24, 2006 -- AVATAR Studios, New York's premier recording
facility, announced the purchase of the Weiss Engineering
ADC2 as the featured converter for the studio. Avatar
Studios is known for making excellent recordings with
vintage analog equipment and has a consistent need for
a superb A/D converter to support the use of Pro Tools
and other digital tools.
The ADC2 from Weiss Engineering features two independent
channels at up to 192kHz / 24 Bit, mic preamps, POW-R
dithering, digital input, internal / external syncing,
digital limiter, calibrated 1dB step analog attenuator
and a high resolution bar graph meter.
Avatar Studios spent several months carefully evaluating
a number of A/D converters from different manufacturers,
finally selecting Weiss.
The ADC2 has already proven popular and has been used
on several prominent projects by seasoned engineers
and top artists. Engineer James Farber used the unit
to mix a solo project by Tim Ries, the saxophonist for
the Rolling Stones. Farber paid the unit a compliment
by referring to it as "very transparent".
Other projects the ADC2 was used on include a mix session
for John Patitucci's solo project by Joe Barbaria, a
mix session for live concert performances by Billy Joel
at Madison Square Garden by Carl Glanville, and a mix
session for Lou Reed by Chris Shaw. It has also been
a favorite for engineer Jim Anderson during his mix
sessions for Swiss Jazz Orchestra, Patricia Barber,
D.D. Jackson and Bebo Valdez.
Roy Hendrickson, Avatar's Chief Engineer states, "ADC2
is the best sounding converter I have had the opportunity
to use in mix sessions here at Avatar. The integrated
limiter sounds absolutely fantastic!"
Kirk Imamura adds, "The Weiss ADC2 is the critical
and important link between the analog expertise Avatar
provides and the digital media where the results are
stored and edited. As a high-end studio, we need a high-end
solution and this unit fits the bill."
Daniel Weiss commented, "I am happy that Avatar
have selected the ADC2 for their A/D Conversion duties.
I look forward to working closely with Avatar to see
how I can provide more value to what they provide with
the technology we have."
Weiss Engineering is a manufacturer of professional
and high-end consumer digital audio equipment. Products
include A/D and D/A converters, Equalizers, Dynamics
Processors, Denoiser / Declicker, Sampling Rate Converters,
AVATAR Studios is a 33,000-square-foot multi-room facility
on Manhattan's west side dedicated to providing a complete,
top-quality audio recording services solution to the
music industry. The studio houses four premier recording
rooms containing a Neve 8068, SSL-9000J, Neve VRP and
a SSL-4000G+. AVATAR"s Pro Tools Editing Suite
is designed to accommodate client needs outside of a
traditional control room setting. Also, with the recent
addition of mastering services, AVATAR can handle every
phase of your project, from pre-production, tracking
and overdubbing to editing, mixing and final mastering,
all within your budget.
Recent projects recorded at AVATAR Studios include works
by Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Franz Ferdinand, Donald
Fagen, Muse, The Mars Volta, John Mayer, Peter Cincotti,
Dashboard Confessional, Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano, Roberta
Flack and more.
Avatar Entertainment Corp.
The SARACON Native
Sampling Rate Converter software for Windows® is released
The SARACON comes
in two flavours, standard SARACON and SARACON-Light. SARACON
is a very flexible sampling rate converter for offline processing.
Sampling rates supported are 44.1 kHz up to 384 kHz and DSD.
Wordlengths up to 32 Bits fixed point / 64Bits floating point.
Various file formats. POW-R dithering included. Up to 6 channels. For more information
The DNA1 Denoiser
/ Declicker / Decrackler / Ambience Processor unit is now
The DNA1 is a versatile restoration tool for denoising
and declicking but also with a ambience processing tool for
the generation and restoration of ambience information. An
M/S encoding / decoding matrix allows for stereo width manipulation. For more information
The successor of
the ADC1 A/D Converter, the ADC2, is now available
channel ADC2 sports sampling rates up to 192kHz and wordlengths
up to 24 bits. Mic preamps are a standard feature. Other useful
goodies are a digital compressor / limiter, POW-R dithering,
external synchronization and a large bar graph meter. The
ADC2 can also be used as a digital compressor / POW-R dithering
unit with the input signal fed to its AES/EBU input. A Firewire
interface is in development. For more information
Our flagship EQ1 version, the EQ1-DYN-LP is now available
ultimate mastering EQ contains both the Dynamic and the Linear
Phase EQ programs. After power-up of the unit the user can chose
between Dynamic (DYN) and Linear Phase (LP) modes. This allows
to use a single unit for a wealth of different equalizing tasks.
All other EQ1 versions can be user upgraded to the EQ1-DYN-LP.
For more information click here.
POW-R dithering now available in three Weiss products:
Dynamics Processor, EQ1-LP Linear Phase Equalizer and EQ1-DYN
Dynamic all sport POW-R as a standard feature. Software upgrades
are free to current users.
Click here for more information.
At the 112th AES Convention in Munich, which takes place from 10.5.2002
through 13.5.2002, Weiss unveils several new products and software
The EQ1-DYN Dynamic Digital Parametric Equalizer.
The EQ1-DYN sports a total of seven parametric bands, four of them
can be used in the dynamic mode. The dynamic program dependent boost/cut
control adds another dimension to equalizing. For example low levels
of the bass can be brought up, while leaving the high levels untouched.
This allows for much more control over the tonal balance than an
ordinary equalizer does. Click here for more information.
The DAC1-MK2 D/A Converter. This is the enhanced version
of the well known DAC1. It can work at a sampling rate of up to
192kHz, whereas the DAC1 works up to 96kHz. Both converters are
24 bit designs with extensive jitter reduction and class A output
stages. Click here for more information.
The latest software (V1.3) for the DS1-MK2 Dynamics Processor offers an additional peak limiter and a "Parallel Compression
Mode" which substantially lowers compression artefacts and
thus allows for a higher loudness at less artefacts. Customer feedback
on the new Parallel Compression feature has been overwhelming. Click here for more information.
The newly released HYDRA-C is a de-jittering box
for AES/EBU signals. It works at signals up to 96kHz (single or
double wire scheme) or even up to 192kHz (double wire scheme). The
HYDRA-C can effectively de-jitter signals e.g. ahead of the D/A
Converter, resulting in an enhanced sonic performance. Click here for more information!