Recording and Production News
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.
Cambridge, UK. August 15th 2017: Acclaimed audio equipment manufacturer Prism Sound has announced its support for Pro7ect, an innovative songwriting retreat that encourages collaboration between creative people in supportive and inspiring places.
Mercury Award Winning producer and composer Talvin Singh
Established five years ago by creative director Lisa Fitzgibbon and Ivor Novello nominated producer/composer Ian Wallman, Pro7ect gives songwriters and artists the opportunity to work with A-list producers to write, record and produce great music in professionally equipped pop up studios. These face to face collaborations has already resulted in success, with songs from previous events attracting attention from the international music industry.
Pro7ect's next retreat will take place at Brighton’s Hotel Pelirocco from 19th – 23rd February 2018. Recording professionals scheduled to attend include Mercury Music Prize winner and accomplished composer, producer, Tabla player and electronic musician Tavin Singh and producer/songwriter Iain Archer, who has won two Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting on Snow Patrol's Final Straw album and James Bay’s Hold Back The River.
Mark Evans, Channel Sales Manager at Prism Sound, says: “Pro7ect is a wonderful event that Prism Sound is delighted to be involved with. The process of songwriting is a beautiful art that is all too often overlooked. Lisa has put together a truly world class group of artists willing to share their creative knowledge to inspire a new generation of songwriters and we’re proud to be able play just a small part in this creative and unique event. We can’t wait to hear the new music that’s created over the course of the week.”
For the duration of Pro7ect 2018, Talvin Singh will take up residence in the Prism Sound pop up studio, a fully equipped recording facility featuring a selection of the company’s state of the art digital audio interfaces and converters that are already a key part of Singh’s own recording set up. Widely regarded as the father of modern Asian music thanks to his innovative fusion of Indian classical music and drum and bass. Singh won the Mercury Music Prize in 1999 for his debut solo album OK and was also awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2014 Birthday Honours list. He has collaborated with many artists including David Sylvian, Björk, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Madonna and Massive Attack.
Lisa Fitzgibbon says: “Talvin will bring an entirely new dimension to the Pro7ect experience and we can’t wait to hear the music that is created in his Prism Sound pop up studio. We are also thrilled that Prism Sound is sponsoring Pro7ect in 2018 – they are the perfect partner for our events as they have a similar philosophy.”
Pro7ect encourages collaboration by splitting participants into teams and allowing each team to spend one day working with each producer. The teams write and records a track a day, with songs written for one of the artists in the room or to spec using tip sheets. Every evening there is a feedback session where teams play the result of their day’s work to the entire group. These sessions often result in large volumes of material being written and recorded in a very short space of time. In 2017, for example, 20 songs were written and recorded in just four days. Six of these songs were optioned by artists and publishers less than a week after the event concluded.
Producers and artists who have taken part in previous years include Youth (Sir Paul McCartney/The Verve/Echo & The Bunnymen/The Orb), Roni Size (Reprazent, Method Man, Zac de la Rocha), John Fortis (Razorlight, Ellie Goulding, Yellowdays), Stew Jackson (Massive Attack/Phantom Limb), Andrew Levy (Brand New Heavies), Billy Crabtree, Lily Dior, Eleni Drake and Georgia Train, part of the production and writing team Xenomania whose recent credits include the title track of the Kaiser Chiefs’ 2016 album Stay Together.
The cost of participating is between £1089 and £1299, which includes food and accommodation for four nights. Places are limited and anyone wishing to take part should visit www.pro7ect.com to apply. UK applicants can now apply for funding through the PRS Foundation Writer/Producers Fund. For more information please visit: http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/funding/writer-producer-fund/
|Prism Sound Boosts Its US Sales Force With Two Key Appointments
Eric Klein and Scott D Ray join the company to promote its world-renowned audio recording products. . . . (19th April 2018)
|Prism Sound's Lyra 2 Brings 'Off The Scale' Sound Quality to US Band UNA
American band UNA are delighted with their new Prism Sound Lyra 2 Audio Interface, which they won at NAMM after entering our prize draw competition. . . . (10th April 2018)
|Prism Sound brings recording studio quality to the Axpona Show with the Callia DAC
Visitors to Axpona will benefit from a 20% discount on the purchase of a Prism Sound Callia. . . . (28th March 2018)
|Prism Sound Sponsors AES Archiving, Preservation & Restoration Conference
The company's audio interfaces and converters are ideally suited to the quality demands of this important market. . . . (28th March 2018)
|Benjamin Izmajlov Finds Prism Sound's Audio Quality Second To None
This highly respected musician and producer is delighted with the Prism Sound Atlas audio interface he has recently added to his studio set up. . . . (20th March 2018)
|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