Recording and Production in the News
Musician Stephen Heil describes his joy at winning an Orpheus'Amazing!' That's how musician Stephen Heil describes his new Prism Sound Orpheus FireWire interface, which he won after entering our summer on-line give-away competition.
"When I first heard that I'd won I almost didn't believe it," he says. "I had previously read one review on the Orpheus and it sounded great but I didn't look too deeply into it because I never thought I could afford one on my limited budget. When I learned I had won, I did more research and found plenty of stellar reviews of the Orpheus. I can't believe I now actually own one! It's just amazing!"
An electrical engineer by training, Seattle, Washington-based Stephen says music and music electronics have been his serious hobby for over 30 years. He plays guitar and occasionally keyboards and has a home studio set-up that consists of a laptop PC with Mackie's Tracktion software as his DAW and a couple of Audio Technica microphones.
"My mixer is an old 8-channel Kawai rack mount mixer, which got a massive upgrade with the arrival of the Orpheus," he says. "Winning this competition was really timely because I was in the middle of refreshing some of my gear and the Orpheus has now become the central point of my recording rig."
Stephen says installing Orpheus was very fast and simple. It hooked up easily to his Windows XP laptop and works well with both the Mackie Tracktion and Adobe Audition software he is using.
He explains: "The device itself is incredible considering how much is packed into the 1U chassis. Having the two instrument-level input upfront is great. I just plugged in my classical guitar, which has a built-in piezo pickup, and the sound was incredible. The only way to describe it is "completely transparent". The automatic switching between MIC/INST/LINE is a wonderful feature. I'm impressed that Prism even built in RIAA equalization. I haven't tried this feature yet but I'm looking forward to is as I've got a lot of old vinyl I'd like to digitize. The attention to details is terrific, down to things like the "Identify" button on the UI that when clicked will flash the power LED on the device to help you manage multiple Orpheus installations."
Although he admits he has only scratched the surface of Orpheus' capabilities, Stephen says he can already tell that it is perfect as the centrepiece of a small studio - and that it is already delivering great sounding results.
"If someone is setting up a high quality 8-channel recording/mixing rig this is the perfect turn-key solution," he adds. "I am now shopping for new monitors because the Orpheus is putting what I have to shame."
|Homerecords Founder Michel Van Achter Invests In Prism Sound Conversion For His Belgium Studios
This highly respected musician and producer has bought three Atlas and three Titan Audio Interfaces for his recording, mixing and mastering rooms in Liège. . . . (13th November 2018)
|Prism Sound CALLIA wins Best DAC in Sound+Image's 2019 A/V awards!!
CALLIA wins "DAC of the Year" in the Australian 2019 Sound+Image Awards. . . . (6th November 2018)
|Prism Sound shake up Audio Test at AES New York 2018 with full-featured high performance audio test solutions from only $3395!
On show for the first time will be the very latest dScope M1 audio interfaces for Prism Sound's dScope Series III audio test & measurement software. . . . (10th October 2018)
|Producer Mark Maitland Buys British To Equip His New Studio
UK manufacturers Prism Sound and PMC have both played an important role creating Mark Maitland's new recording and mixing studio. . . . (9th October 2018)
|Prism Sound's Titan Audio Interface Give Composer Sacha Puttnam Peace Of Mind
Titan at the heart of his recording set up, this highly respected musician says he has the space he needs to focus on his performance. . . . (10th September 2018)
|Prism Sound Enhances The SADiE User Experience With A New SADiE 6 Software Upgrade
Expanded functionality and much improved latency figures are just some of the benefits delivered by SADiE V6.1.13 . . . (30th August 2018)
|Prism Sound behind-the-scenes with Del Amitri on tour via Headliner Magazine
Learn how the Prism Sound ADA-8XR is implemented into Del Amitri's live setup in the latest issue of Headliner Magazine. . . . (15th August 2018)
|Prism Sound inside FLYNT's state-of-the-art studio via Headliner Magazine
Prism Sound Music and Recording products, the ADA-8XR and Orpheus are discussed in the August 2018 issue of Headliner Magazine. . . . (15th August 2018)
|Pro7ect's 2019 Songwriting Retreat Announces its Second Headline Producer
The exceptionally talented producer/songwriter Gethin Pearson will host the Prism Sound pop up studio at Hotel Pelirocco during Pro7ect's highly collaborative three-day retreat . . . (31st July 2018)
|Prism Sound and SADiE Help Capture Gregorian Introits in Latin and English
A Lyra audio interface and SADiE 6 software delivered the perfect solution for a complex location recording project at Buckfast Abbey in Devon. . . . (11th June 2018)
Subscribe to this as an RSS Feed
See Also: News Archive