Recording and Production News
ADA-8XR Converters in the revamp of Wisseloord StudiosCambridge, UK: Wisseloord, the historic and much loved studio complex in Hilversum, the Netherlands, will reopen in 2011 after a comprehensive rebuild of the facility's mastering and control rooms.
And among the extensive array of new equipment being installed are 19 Prism Sound ADA-8XR multi-channel modular AD/DA converters - the largest single order Prism Sound has ever received from one customer.
The team behind the revamp of Wisseloord is being led by Ronald Prent, Darcy Proper and Paul Reynolds. Their aim is to create a studio with a fundamentally different business approach, one where creativity and music come first and the facility comes second.
"There is huge excitement and support for this project," says Prent, who is responsible for the concept of the new complex, its technical design and all equipment choices. "This whole idea is born out of our frustrations, as a group of friends, by the apparent inability of parts of the music industry to reinvent itself to suite the changes we have seen in recent last years. This led us to take action and form a new business based around our team, our beliefs, our values and a new business concept that we think will enable us to service the market well."
When the facility reopens Prent will take charge of recording and mixing while Darcy Proper will be responsible for the mastering business and defining the way that operates. Paul Reynolds will look develop new projects and jointly run the business with Prent.
The rebuilding process will take seven months to complete and all existing equipment has been removed, allowing the studios to be demolished.
"We need to fundamentally rebuild the mastering and control rooms to bring them up to surround and future format standards," Prent adds. " There will be some enrichment of the recording spaces but we will preserve their essential character, the loved acoustic and vibe because, for us they are (almost) Holy."
The decision to invest heavily in Prism Sound converters was taken by the team because the audio quality of the units fits the studio's philosophy that only the best is good enough. A variety of converters were tested and according to Prent the ADA-8XRs came out streets ahead of the competition both in terms of functionality and sound quality.
He says: "Prism Sound ADA-8XRs deliver the clarity, precision and extreme flexibility that we need in our converters in order to preserve the musical integrity of our clients' products throughout the facility."
Prism Sound will deliver the units once the studio rebuild is completed. Once installed, they will be used in conjunction with Wisseloord's Pro Tools systems for recording, mixing and mastering.
|Rare 78rpm Records Are Being Digitized Using Prism Sound Titan Audio Interfaces
This unique community project is aiming to create a digital reference collection of more than 400,000 sides of these delicate shellac discs. . . . (3rd November 2017)
|The Royal Northern College of Music Adds More Prism Sound Converters To Its Stock
This highly respected conservatoire has now deployed nine Prism Sound ADA-8RX multichannel converters across four recording studios. . . . (31st October 2017)
|Prism Sound's Titan Brings Unbeatable Sound Quality to George Gvarjaladze's Project Studio
The Georgian producer, composer and sound designer has invested in three Titan interfaces and linked them to his Pro Tools HDX system. . . . (13th October 2017)
|Prism Sound's Studio Sessions Take Interactive Learning To A New Level
The company is building on the success of its Mic to Monitor brand by introducing one-day hands on events in a recording studio environment. . . . (2nd October 2017)
|William Rowe Joins Prism Sound's Sales Team
A recent graduate from De Montfort University, Rowe is delighted to be part of this highly respected pro audio company. . . . (28th September 2017)
|La La Land's Composer Justin Hurwitz Chooses Prism Sound Conversion For His Own Studio
The company's Lyra Audio Interface is giving Hurwitz the flexibility to record solo instruments at home. . . . (20th September 2017)
|Fabio Lendrum Trusts Prism Sound To Deliver High Quality Results
The acclaimed producer and engineer has now invested in a Prism Sound Lyra 2 Audio Interface for his Studio 255 in London. . . . (11th September 2017)
|30 Years And Counting - Prism Sound Celebrates Its Anniversary At AES New York
The company's entire range of high quality audio products will be on show during the AES Convention in October 2017. . . . (7th September 2017)
|Prism Sound Sponsors Pro7ect's 2018 Songwriting Retreat
Prism Sound's acclaimed audio converters and interfaces will feature in a pop up studio manned by Mercury Award Winning producer and composer Talvin Singh. . . . (15th August 2017)
|Birmingham Conservatoire Makes a Major Investment in Prism Sound's High Quality Audio Conversion
20 of the company's flagship ADA-8XR multichannel converters have been installed in the Conservatoire's new facilities. . . . (11th August 2017)
|Robert L Smith Will Share His Production Knowledge At Mic To Monitor 2017
Prism Sound's popular educational seminar is heading back to the USA and Canada this Autumn with an exciting programme of five events. . . . (19th June 2017)
|Award Winning Songwriter Iain Archer Invests In Prism Sound's Audio Quality
The company's Lyra 2 Audio Interface is delivering production quality audio, both on the road and in the studio. . . . (24th May 2017)
|B-SIDE PROJECT LAUNCHES 2017 ANNUAL GLOBAL REMIX CONTEST TO FIND EMERGING MUSIC TALENT
Now in its seventh year, the respected competition continues to provide a cross-genre platform for new artists with a heavyweight industry judging panel. . . . (24th May 2017)
|Prism Sound's Titan Brings Speed and Accuracy to Richard Earnshaw's Mixes
With an ever-increasing workload, Earnshaw says this powerful Multi-channel Audio Interface has delivered all he hoped for. . . . (16th May 2017)
|Bob Katz To Deliver Prism Sound's US Mic To Monitor Keynote Speech
This popular educational seminar is returning to the USA in March 2017 with a series of events for students, hobbyists and recording professionals. . . . (27th February 2017)
|Doc Powell Brings Prism Sound Clarity To His Latest Studio Project
The Grammy nominated guitarist and producer is using the company's Atlas Audio Interface for the entire recording process. . . . (23rd February 2017)
Subscribe to this as an RSS Feed
See Also: News Archive