Riksmixningsverket (RMV) recording studio has chosen NTP DAD AX24 ultra-high-quality analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue converters for its newly completed premises on the Stockholm waterfront.
Jointly owned by former ABBA member and co-principal songwriter Benny Andersson and his son Ludwig, RMV has already played host in its new facility to recordings by the Benny Andersson Orchestra, various jazz ensembles and Swedish rock band The Hives.
RMV has taken delivery of four NTP AX24 systems, each of which incorporates a PHD interface for Avid Pro Tools. They will be used in conjunction with a 64-channel Neve 8068 analogue mixing console.
“With all the vintage musical instruments available in the studio it is very important to be able to record with a clean and natural warm analogue sound, which is exactly the quality we get from the AX24,” said studio engineer Bernhard Loehr.
“It is important to have very reliable high-end gear and a very high-end system,” added studio manager Linn Fijal, pictured here with Loehr. “The DAD AX24 AD/DA converters should not be noticed in the sound. In fact, the AX24 should only be seen with its nice gold face-plate!”
NTP Technology sales director Mikael Vest summed up: “RMV is a very pleasing addition to the list of DAD AX24 users, which includes many of the world’s most quality-conscious recording studios, broadcasters and concert venues. The audio market’s present infatuation with compressed file formats such as MP3 will undoubtedly be followed eventually by much cleaner distribution media. The DAD AX24 enables audio engineers to future-proof their master recordings and to achieve the cleanest possible postproduction quality.”