(l-r): Josh Blair, Mark Ronson
Cambridge, UK (January 27, 2011)–UK-based producer/engineer Josh Blair recently acquired a Prism Sound Orpheus computer FireWire interface for his project studio in London.
“I can now have the sound of Prism Sound converters on all my projects,” he says. “This converter allows me to connect to other studios rigs very quickly and without any problems when I’m away from home, while also giving me consistent audio quality at home or on the road.”
Blair works from his own London-based studio, but he also works in other studios depending on the project. “I have recently been working in Duran Duran’s private studio in London as I was engineering their album, All You Need I Now. We used Prism Sound ADA-8XR converters on a number of overdubs on the album and since then, I’ve used the Orpheus on some B sides. I am also using it on a new album for Elle James, which I’m producing and engineering.”
Apart from his work with Duran Duran and Ellie James, he has also recently engineered parts of the Mark Ronson album, Record Collection, along with other Mark Ronson singles and remixes. Other artists he has worked with include Michael Jackson (posthumously), Depeche Mode, Delta Goodrem and Beyonce, to name a few.
Blair says, “I love the audio quality of Prism Sound converters, and the Orpheus has all the functions and flexibility I need for my home studio and on the road. I like the fact that I can use it as a standalone converter without the FireWire being connected to the computer using the ADAT optical in/outs, or as a fully functioning converter with mic pres, etc. I also like the assignable attenuator because I do a lot of 5.1 film work as well and it’s handy to have a volume knob built into the box should you need it.”