Dublin, Ireland (July 17, 2013)—Dublin-based audio mastering facility, Masterlabs, has added a Prism Sound Lyra audio interface to its SADiE 6 digital audio workstations.
The facility has attached Lyra to its analogue tape machines and Dolby units where it is performing dedicated high-end stereo AD/DA conversion. This configuration allows Masterlabs to capture 192 kHz files and feed them directly into its SADiE 6 workstations.
Aidan Foley, Masterlabs' founder and managing director, says, "Prism Sound's new Lyra audio interface is fantastic. Apart from being incredibly easy to use, it is providing us with very high quality audio conversion and an extremely stable clock. By keeping it separate from my mastering chain AD/DA converters, I can use it directly at the analogue source."
Masterlabs operates from a purpose built facility that was designed from the ground up. Since its formation in 1996, initially under the name of Digital Pigeon Mastering, the company has tackled mastering projects for a range of Irish and International talent.
"We are fortunate to handle all of the Irish output for Sony Music and Universal Music," Foley says. "We also service the ever growing vinyl record pressing explosion that is occurring at the moment, and we have just purchased a second Neumann VMS70 lathe to keep up with that demand." Masterlabs handles between eight and 10 projects a week, ranging from classical and jazz to dance and rock.