Your requirements or your anticipated needs determine which modules will be assembled into your system. The application engineers at Weiss Engineering Ltd., or their distributors, will be glad to assist you in designing the ideal set-up, and also prepare you for future expansions.
The 102 Series achieved the following important design requirements:
It accepts most known digital and analog signal formats and converts them to a 24-bit parallel bus structure, the “internal parallel bus”.
It performs multiple signal processing in the digital domain with neglectable degradation of the original.
Finally, the system accomplishes signal conversion into most desired digital or analog formats using a modular concept.
The customized 102 Series system
The modular concept of the 102 Series offers a high level of flexibility, impossible with a single dedicated device. At the time of purchase, as well as at a later date, the user need only invest in those functions necessary for his immediate applications. At any time the system can be expanded with more functions to satisfy new requirements. Also, as the industry introduces additional technical advancements the 102 Series grows with it.
Since its introduction the 102 Series has developed into a much larger concept and addresses all phases of traditional signal processing:
Corrective, such as level balance, sequencing, preparing for
Creative, to perform complex EQ changes and editing, as an example.
Protective, to avoid overload problems in subsequent equipment.
Analyze your own requirements
The steps to design a customized system are really quite simple. First, the user analyzes his needs, and then assembles from the range of different modules an ideal workstation.
The resulting arrangement of modules may be a stand-alone facility, or more often, is planned to integrate into the existing studio environment with other peripheral equipment.
Some of the most common tasks include:
To convert a signal of any format to any other format.
To process pre-recorded program material with equalization, dynamics, level adjustments etc. to create a coherent final product.
To add special effects, such as reverb, to the recorded program.
To protect succeeding equipment from overload with application of limiting, or correct excessive dynamic range with compression.
To change sampling rates.
To process program from different sources.
To mix different signal sources, including returns from reverbs, etc.
To transfer archived analog recordings into a coherent new digital release.
To re-master older recordings which often require a different equalization approach for the modern medium.
Of course, a larger system can combine all these abilities in one workstation and can perform several functions simultaneously.