Prism Orpheus is the Bee's Knees

Paul Butler of UK band The Bees has added a Prism Sound Orpheus interface to his studio, The Steam Rooms.
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Cambridge, UK (July 16, 2012)—Paul Butler of UK band The Bees has added a Prism Sound Orpheus interface to his studio, The Steam Rooms.

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Butler, founder member of the Isle of Wight-based The Bees and owner of The Steam Rooms recording studio, purchased the Orpheus FireWire multi-track audio interface from Funky Junk to help expand his work with other artists. "I'm a sort of producer/musician/engineer/writer/performer: it's the integrated approach to recording and playing music that helps me do what I do," he explains.

The Orpheus joined the equipment list at the studio after The Bees borrowed one for a writing session, and will be added to Butler's mobile recording rig. "The idea of the rig is that we rent inspirational spaces (out of season), utilizing the room and surroundings for the perfect creative environment for writing," he says.

"Our mobile rig consists of four additional lunchbox mic/line pres, one channel of quality compression, a laptop, a bag of mics, and a pair of small near field speakers," says Butler. "Along with some quality instruments and reasonable musicians, the Orpheus sat at the heart. The results were much better than expected. It was like an older-era style of recording, only using a handful of outboard bits, and its success was down to strategic mic placement and good use of the large room we rented.”

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