We manufacture professional digital audio equipment for quality conscious people. Expect no less than excellence in design, ergonomics and sonic quality. This is what our name stands for. We are based in Switzerland - and We Are Listening.
“We all have been marveling over how great your gear opens up the music. Both products have been invaluable assets to the special superior sound of my record. I'm so fortunate to have the opportunity to use them for this project about peace through global collaboration. Thanks for being a part of this grand vision for the future.”
Mr. Herbie Hancock, multiple Grammy-winning artist and musical pioneer, commenting on our A/D and D/A Converters he used for his
“IMAGINE PROJECT”, released June 21st, 2010
Daniel partnered with Ben Bernfeld from Harmonia Mundi Acustica in Germany. Ben had a CD Mastering Studio at this time and thus was aware of the various needs of Mastering Studios regarding digital audio gear. Ben also organized all international sales activities.
The first products have been interfaces for Sony PCM F1, Sony 1610 / 1630, Mitsubishi, JVC etc. recorders. This was in the days before the AES/EBU interface. During the years more and more processing functions have been added to the bw102 system, as it was called. Modules like Low Cut Filter, DeEmphasis Filter, Level Control, 4 in 2 Mixer, Parametric Equalizer, Dynamics Processor, DeEsser, Sampling Frequency Converter, D/A Converter, A/D Converter, and many more have been developed.
In 1989 the german company "Pinguin" of Ralph Kessler designed a graphical user interface (DOS based) for the whole bw102 unit. The "Penguin" as it is called, allows for full dynamic timecode automation and also brings visual monitoring (spectrum and PPM) to the bw102. Later, the IBIS digital mixing console was introduced. The IBIS also was based on the bw102 modular system. Consoles from 8 to up to 32 channels have been built.
In 1993 we split from Harmonia Mundi Acustica for several reasons. From then on, all activities have been conducted from Weiss Engineering Ltd.
Also in 1993 we introduced the Gambit Series of standalone 19 inch units. The functions so far available in the Gambit Series are: POW-R Redithering, Sampling Frequency Converters, Parametric Equalizer, DeEsser / Compressor, A/D Converter, Jitter Attenuator, 96kHz AES/EBU Interfacing and soon a D/A Converter. In 1995 the first 96kHz sampling frequency capable 102 Series (formerly bw102) modules have been introduced.
In the years to follow, all the important modules of the 102 Series have been developed for 96kHz. As the last one we introduced the 96kHz version of the DeEsser module in 1999.
In 1998 the Gambit Series DS1 DeEsser/Compressor/Limiter was nominated for a "Technical Excellence & Creativity Award" in the Mix Magazine, USA.
In 2001 we entered the High-End HiFi market with a new product line for the audiophile customers. Details see our highend page here.
Today our equipment is recognized as some of the finest available.