65-year old Swiss-born Daniel Weiss is a pioneer of digital audio technology. Having founded his own company back in the eighties, he has been working on the perfect sound experience ever since. His products have been favored by artists such as Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen and are found in the world’s biggest recording studios today. Weiss has become a household name in his field and took home a Grammy award for his work this year. We met the ardent electrical engineer in his office in Uster, Zurich, and spoke to him about his passion.
Herr Weiss, congratulations on winning a Grammy! How did you do it and what drives you?
Thank you very much! Music has always been an important part of my life. Since I didn’t have enough talent to make money as a musician, I studied electrical engineering instead. That is my other great passion. I have been connecting these two passions – first as an employee and then as an entrepreneur. I recognized that the arrival of the CD would open up a new market and started my own business in 1984. Since then we have been creating devices that drive sound technology forward and strive for a perfect sound experience. Our clients are mostly sound studios and music lovers. The Grammy is a recognition of that work.