Contact Us!

YouTube Thumbnail  
Deadmau5 on Orpheus
YouTube iconSee more on our YouTube channel




Prism Sound's Queen's Award For Enterprise: International Trade 2011
AES Sustaining Member

Recording and Production News


METAlliance Certification for two ground-breaking recording products

Cambridge, UK: Prism Sound, manufacturer of premium-quality interfaces and converters for the recording and broadcast markets, has been granted Music Engineering & Technology Alliance certification for two of its ground-breaking products - the ADA-8XR multi-channel AD/DA converter and the Orpheus multi-channel FireWire computer interface.

ADA-8XR
ADA-8XR modular converter


Established in 2005 by renowned music producers and recording engineers Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner, and Al Schmit, the METAlliance is a US-based network and collaborative community that allows producers, engineers and audio technology manufacturers to work together to ensure the highest standards of audio production. Alongside platforms for research and development, standardization and education, METAlliance also works closely with manufacturers to evaluate and certify products that offer the highest levels of quality in the recording chain. To date, only a handful of products have achieved this accolade.

Orpheus
Orpheus FireWire interface


Graham Boswell, sales and marketing director of Prism Sound, says: "It is a great honour to receive METAlliance certification for one product, but to receive it for two is very special. We do not mass produce electronics. All our products are specialised performance products built to offer high quality, flexibility and ease of use to the most discerning in the industry. They are not expected to be cheap, but they are expected to do their job in a manner that leaves nothing to chance and nothing to be desired, year after year." METAlliance founders Frank Fillipetti and Al Schmitt have both been using Prism Sound products on recent projects and their satisfaction with the units' performances was instrumental in both receiving certification, which was announced at the NAMM show in Los Angeles in January.

Multi-Grammy winner Filipetti used an Orpheus in conjunction with Cubase to record Carly Simon at her home in Marthas Vineyard.

Commenting on the Orpheus, he says: "The sound quality is fantastic and I'm really impressed with it. I don't make buying decisions lightly, but after evaluating the Orpheus and realising how good it was I just didn't want to give it back."

Meanwhile, at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, Al Schmitt has been using Prism Sound's ADA-8XR converters to record Willy Nelson, Barbra Streisand and Diana Krall.

"In my opinion, these are some of the best converters I have ever used," he says. "I love their transparency and the fact that they don't colour the sound at all. I also love the clarity of the audio I get when I use Prism Sound ADA-8XRs. Although I'm currently based in Los Angeles, I work at many studios around the world and wherever I go I try to make sure I have Prism Sound converters in the control room."

Prism Sound's ADA-8XR is the top professionals' converter of choice in the most exacting applications in music and sound recording, mastering, broadcast and post-production. Offering the cleanest and most transparent conversion available, the ADA-8XR is ideal for producers, engineers and songwriters wanting to produce top-quality results when recording, tracking & overdubbing, mixing to stereo or surround, mastering and monitoring. The ADA-8XR is perfect for recording vocal, single instruments, drums or orchestra and is just as much at home providing multiple outputs for external analogue summing. It is in use in the top studios around the world as well as being used in numerous film sound tracks.

Introduced in 2007, Prism Sound's Orpheus is a 1U, 19-inch rackmount 192kHz-capable unit that is much more than just another FireWire interface. This comprehensive solution offers a wealth of features including microphone pre amps, customizable monitor control, various digital I/O and a complete foldback monitoring system. The flexibility of Orpheus makes it ideally suited to musicians, engineers, producers and re-mixers who are working in a project studio environment using Mac or PC-based music software. When the time comes to transfer projects to a commercial recording studio, Orpheus users will have no difficulty integrating their interface with large-scale systems such as Pro Tools or native setups.

Quick Enquiry Form
Your Name*
Your email address*
Country / State (USA only) *
Query/Comments*
May we put you on our mailing list? yes, put me on your mailing list
include Test & Measurement products
include SADiE products
include Logging & Transcription products
Please check this box if you are not human.*
Your identifier*(fill this in if you are a robot, otherwise leave it blank)
*All asterisked fields are required. Note that we require the country information in order to refer you to your local dealer where appropriate.
Please see also our privacy statement for information about how we use any data you supply.
 
  Printer icon


Other News


RSS feed icon Subscribe to this as an RSS Feed

Gavin Harrison drum masterclass in Berlin Gavin Harrison drum masterclass in Berlin
Internationally acclaimed drummer Gavin Harrison is collaborating with Prism Sound to deliver a unique Drum Masterclass, which will take place at KMR Audio in Berlin on Saturday November 1, 2014. . . . (2nd October 2014)

Rui Da Silva invests in a Lyra 2 Rui Da Silva invests in a Lyra 2
"In fact, you can hear it on every single release I have put out in this past year," he says. . . . (17th July 2014)

The Chairworks adds to its Prism Sound roster The Chairworks adds to its Prism Sound roster
The Chairworks has bought two more Prism Sound ADA-8XR multi-channel AD/DA converters to add to its growing roster of the unit . . . (27th June 2014)

Will Holland Invests in a Titan audio interface Will Holland Invests in a Titan audio interface
Globally itinerant musician and producer Will Holland is the latest high-profile buyer of the highly-regarded Titan USB multitrack audio interface. . . . (15th May 2014)

Fred Falke dubs Lyra the pinnacle of ADA conversion Fred Falke dubs Lyra the pinnacle of ADA conversion
The veteran house music producer says his new Lyra 2 audio interface brings 'Hubble-quality' to a galaxy of sound. . . . (19th February 2014)

Titan is an instant hit with Supa Dups Titan is an instant hit with Supa Dups
Grammy Award winning producer and DJ, Supa Dups, has just added a Prism Sound Titan USB multitrack audio interface to his equipment roster . . . (20th January 2014)


See Also: News Archive