Cambridge, UK (January 3, 2011)–The historic Wisseloord studio in Hilversum, the Netherlands, will reopen in 2011 with 19 Prism Sound ADA-8XR multi-channel modular AD/DA converters. This is the largest single order Prism Sound has ever received from one customer.
The team behind the revamp of Wisseloord is being led Ronald Prent, Darcy Proper and Paul Reynolds. Their aim is to create a studio with a fundamentally different business approach, one where creativity and music come first and the facility comes second.
“Prism Sound ADA-8XRs deliver the clarity, precision and extreme flexibility that we need in our converters in order to preserve the musical integrity of our clients’ products throughout the facility,” comments Prent, who is responsible for the concept of the new complex, its technical design and all equipment choices.
When the facility reopens, Prent will take charge of recording and mixing while Darcy Proper will be responsible for the mastering business and defining the way that operates. Paul Reynolds will look develop new projects and jointly run the business with Prent.
The rebuilding process will take seven months to complete and all existing equipment has been removed, allowing the studios to be demolished.
“We need to fundamentally rebuild the mastering and control rooms to bring them up to surround and future format standards,” Prent adds. “There will be some enrichment of the recording spaces but we will preserve their essential character, the loved acoustic and vibe because, for us they are–almost–holy.”