Cambridge, UK (September 12, 2017)—Prism Sound has supplied the UK’s new Birmingham Conservatoire with a range of audio interfaces, including 20 of its flagship ADA-8XR multichannel converters.
Part of Birmingham City University and officially opened this week by its principal, Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, the £57 million Birmingham Conservatoire boasts five new public performance spaces including a 500-seat concert hall, a 150-seat recital hall, a 100-seat organ studio, a black-box studio called The Lab and an 80-seat jazz club.
Birmingham Conservatoire also has seven recording studios, including two 5.1 surround sound mix rooms, three stereo mix rooms, a 5.1 surround post-production edit suite and a dedicated mastering suite. The various studios are equipped with recording consoles from Solid State Logic and Avid and monitoring from PMC, Genelec, B&W and ATC.
The Conservatoire has taken delivery of 20 Prism Sound ADA-8XR ADDA converter units fitted with Pro Tools-compatible interfaces and one Atlas 8-channel USB interface with eight microphone amplifiers. Prism Sound have agreed with Birmingham City University to maintain and upgrade the converters to the latest specifications as the products evolve in future.
"We have been working with world-renowned studio designers, acousticians, architects and partnering with leading manufacturers to build recording rooms on a par with any high-end commercial facility," says Matthew O’Malley, studio manager at Birmingham Conservatoire. “Our performance venues, recording studios and teaching rooms combine the best traditions of analogue performance with the flexible functionality of 21st century digital systems.
"The new Conservatoire has complete AV digital interconnection as its backbone, allowing audio and video transmission and playback to run through every rehearsal and performance space. This will encourage new ways of teaching, learning and practicing, as well as providing completely new landscapes for research.”