New York, NY (May 24, 2006)–Avatar Studios recently purchased the Weiss Engineering ADC2 as “the featured converter for the studio.” Avatar is known for its use of 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 spent several months carefully evaluating a number of A/D converters from different manufacturers, finally selecting Weiss. The ADC2 has already proven popular at the facility 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 referred to the unit 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 stated, “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.”
Avatar owner Kirk Imamura added, “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.”