Cambridge, UK (April 7, 2011)–London’s Kore Studios has upgraded its equipment to include a Prism Sound Orpheus FireWire computer interface.
Opened in 2003, Kore was built by studio and acoustic design company White Mark Ltd., and in 2010 won Best Studio at the Music Producers Guild Awards. Kore’s client list includes Florence and the Machine, the Guillemots, Razorlight, Magic Numbers, Manic Street Preachers and Plan B.
Studio owner George Apsion says the Prism Sound unit was bought to fulfill two roles–as a mobile interface to be used with Pro Tools 9 on a laptop and as a two-track machine for printing high-resolution stems and mixes for mastering.
“We choose the Orpheus first and foremost for its sound quality,” Apsion says. “When we were initially loaned a unit, we put it through a rigorous set of everyday situations. Time after time, we were floored by the detail, depth and truthfulness of the sounds we were recording and playing back. We were so impressed by its DA section that it has also now replaced our previous converter for CD/iTunes playbacks.”
“The real star is Orpheus’ conversion capabilities,” Apsion adds. “The first time we played a CD back through the Orpheus I couldn’t believe the difference compared to the converters we had been using.”