Cambridge, UK (May 21, 2014)—Internationally acclaimed drummer Gavin Harrison, well known for his work with Porcupine Tree, recently held a drum workshop at Ananda Studios that utilized a pair of Prism Sound Atlas audio interfaces.
The workshop focused on the demands of being a session player and how to deliver a great performance. Harrison has also worked with artists such as Iggy Pop, Sam Brown and King Crimson. Afterward, those taking part were given the opportunity to play the demonstrated drum part on Harrison’s kit and have it recorded in Logic by Ananda Studio's engineer Neil Cowlan so that they could review their performance.
Cowlan deployed two recently acquired Prism Sound Atlas audio interfaces, which were used to track nine microphones from the drum kit into Logic. As the latest addition to Prism Sound's professional USB interface family, Atlas is aimed squarely at multitrack recording applications.
For Harrison's workshop, Prism Sound also loaned Ananda Studios a Lyra audio interface for additional monitoring. The microphones used for this project included a Shure SM91 and AKG D12VR for the kick drum; a Shure SM57 (snare top) and a Beta 57 (snare bottom), an AKG C451 on rack toms and a Shure SM57 on floor toms.
Cowlan says, "The Prism Sound Atlas interfaces performed flawlessly, both during the Gavin Harrison workshop and at a private seven-hour session that took place the day before. They are truly amazing AD converters and mic pre's that sound fantastic. It is no surprise that Prism Sound units are found in some of the finest recording studios in the world and the fact that we can now offer them, too, gives people another great reason for coming to record here."