Cambridge, UK (March 20, 2012)—Prism Sound’s Orpheus FireWire interface aided the latest collaboration between 05Ric, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and extended range bass player, and Gavin Harrison, Porcupine Tree’s drummer.
“Both Gavin and I have our own studios, so all Gavin’s parts were recorded in his studio near Watford and all my parts where recorded in mine, near Cambridge,” 05Ric says. “My studio consists of a Prism Sound Orpheus FireWire interface going to a Mac, with PMC TB2s for monitoring. All my vocals, guitars and basses were recorded using a Telefunken AR51 microphone and the mic amps and inputs of the Orpheus. I’m sure the reason why we are receiving accolades for sound quality is down to the Orpheus. I really love the clean sound it gives me.”
Musically, the new album—The Man Who Sold Himself—delivers “some of the wildest rhythmic concepts that I have ever conjured and 05Ric has snaked his bass around,” said Harrison.
05Ric has been using Prism Sound’s Orpheus as part of his studio since 2009 when he began recording Circles, his second collaboration with Harrison. “I compared it to my RME board and liked it so much that I decided to make the switch,” he says. “I haven’t looked back since. One of the big benefits is its portability. If I need to work from home, which is often the case when my kids are on holiday, I just hook it up to the Mac in my house and I’m away. As a piece of equipment, it never interferes with the creative process of recording and composing music, which is quite possibly the highest compliment I can pay it.”