Pictured (l-r) are Elliot
Scheiner; Janice Norton,
Prism U.S. Operations Mgr.;
Ed Cherney; Frank Oglethorpe,
Prism U.S. Sales and Technical
Specialist; George Massenburg
Cambridge, UK (May 11, 2009)--Prism Sound has been granted Music Engineering & Technology Alliance certification for two of its products: the ADA-8XR multichannel AD/DA converter and the Orpheus multichannel FireWire computer interface.
Established in 2005 by producer/engineers Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt, the METAlliance is a collaborative community that allows producers, engineers and audio technology manufacturers to work together to ensure the highest standards of audio production.
Graham Boswell, sales and marketing director of Prism Sound, says, "It is a great honor 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 specialized performance products built to offer high quality, flexibility and ease of use to the most discerning in the industry."
Alongside platforms for research and development, standardization and education, METAlliance also works with manufacturers to evaluate and certify products that offer the highest levels of quality in the recording chain.
Multiple Grammy winner Frank Filipetti used an Orpheus in conjunction with Cubase to record Carly Simon at her home in Martha's Vineyard. He remarks, “The Prism Orpheus is a unique, ergonomic, sonic marvel wrapped up in a 1U case. If you're looking for a one cable solution for your DAW, this is it."
At Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Al Schmitt has been using Prism Sound's ADA-8XR converters to record Willie Nelson, Barbra Streisand and Diana Krall. "In my opinion," he comments, "these are some of the best converters I have ever used. I love their transparency and the fact that they don't color 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."
METAlliance director Chuck Ainlay reports, "I've done some very extensive converter shootouts and in my opinion, the hands-down winner was the Prism ADA-8. Now that same quality is available in the smaller, more affordable package of the Orpheus with some interesting and practical features."