Recording and Production News
Coldplay's Guy Berryman discusses his decision to buy Prism Sound convertersCambridge, UK: "Choosing converters is a nightmare," says Coldplay's bassist Guy Berryman. "It takes quite a lot of time and effort to set up and compare the different units available on the market and even then, everyone has a different opinion."
Given his busy lifestyle and the fact that time is precious, Guy decided to make the choice of converters for his new studio a little less arduous by doing his research first online.
"Converters are generally very expensive so it's important to feel you have made the right decision," he explains. "I cheated a little bit by finding out which converters were being used in several studios such as AIR and British Grove that I have worked in and have respect for, and by cross referencing on the internet for information. The answer was clear because everyone I was interested in listening to was saying one thing: Prism Sound. So I ordered some units to test and have not looked back or questioned my decision - they sound great."
Guy has now installed six Prism Sound ADA-8XR multichannel AD/DA converters into a custom mastering-style console housed in the new studio he is building in his London home. Audio consultant Ian Silvester has been assisting with the project and advising on the equipment choices. Alongside the converters, which Ian was also happy to recommend, Guy has invested in a Pro Tools system and various analogue mix bus outboard units.
"Essentially, I have built the studio around the Prism Sound converters," he says. "Their specific features are of no interest to me. I want to plug them in, set them up and forget they exist. With this aim achieved, Guy now has 64 channels of Prism Sound output and says that soon he will be ready to use the converters in anger.
"I'm working in the box and bringing the Prism Sound outputs into a 64 input Chandler summing mixer arrangement," he explains. "I'm very much looking forward to summing in this way and I forget the Prism Sound units are there doing their thing. I don't have the most technical of ears, I suppose, but everything sounds great. It's simple. They just work!"
|Tim Gennert Centres His Mixing Environment Around Prism Sound
The company's Lyra 2 Audio Interface is giving this renowned producer and mastering engineer the accuracy he demands from pro audio equipment. . . . (18th February 2018)
|Audio Clicks, Errors And Dropouts Are No Longer A Problem With Prism Sound's Verifile
This exciting new technology, to be launched at NAMM 2018, is now incorporated as standard in Prism Sound's USB range of audio interfaces. . . . (23rd January 2018)
|The B-Side Project Remix Awards Head To Strongroom Studios For 2018
Now in its ninth year, this respected competition continues to provide a cross-genre platform for new artists with a heavyweight industry judging panel. . . . (11th January 2018)
|British Grove Studios Invests In Prism Sound PT-HDX Compatible Interface Cards
This highly respected facility can now guarantee that Pro Tools users will have access to high quality Prism Sound audio long into the future. . . . (2nd January 2018)
|Prism Sound Embraces ASIO Direct Monitoring (ADM) For Key Interface Products
The company's Award-winning Atlas, Titan and Lyra audio interfaces and SADiE workstation software can now deliver a more convenient, automated workflow. . . . (17th December 2017)
|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)
Subscribe to this as an RSS Feed
See Also: News Archive