Cambridge, UK (August 23, 2010)–Sarm Studios, owned by producer, songwriter and musician Trevor Horn, has purchased new Prism Sound converters, compressors and EQs.
Three Prism Sound ADA-8XR multichannel modular AD/DA converters, a Maselec MLA-2 mastering compressor limiter and a Maselec MEA-2 mastering equalizer have been installed at the studios, which are based in London’s Notting Hill.
“We mainly use Studio 1 at Sarm for recording and need the highest quality converters, compressors and EQs,” Horn says. “My engineers, Tim Weidner and Graham Archer, rated the Prisms very highly. We record into Pro Tools and it was the integration and superior quality of the ADA-8XR that were factors in our choice. The flexibility to specify the I/O options of the converters was great, as we need more AD for recording. We greatly appreciate the clean and transparent nature of the compression and EQ.”
The units have already been used on a variety of material, such as recent work with Robbie Williams on the album Reality Killed The Reality Star, on projects for Estelle and Aviv Geffen, and on Siphiwo Ntshebe’s song, “Hope,” which was used during the opening ceremony of the World Cup in South Africa.
Engineer Graham Archer comments, “We have always been impressed by both the audio and build quality of Prism Sound products. The ability to calibrate the units without using a tweak is great and being able to save particular setups is also very useful. The ‘overkiller’ feature is fantastic for use on the mix bus. The MLA-2 and MEA-2 share this quality and are both transparent yet highly effective whenever they are used. The EQ has a wonderfully open top end and the compressor is great for gluing elements together in a mix.”