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British Grove Upgrades Prism Sound Converters

Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios doubles down on Prism gear.

Cambridge, UK (January 3, 2018)—Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios has upgraded its 24 Prism Sound ADA-8XR multichannel converters with the company’s new interface cards to connect with the facility’s six Avid Pro Tools | HDX systems.

British Grove Studios bought its first ADA-8XR units in 2006 and has been regularly adding to its collection. The converters have been used on numerous projects for Mark Knopfler, as well as Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin and Razorlight. They have also been used on film projects such as Beauty and The Beast, Mary Poppins Returns, Gravity and Mission Impossible 5.

The two-studio complex in London has more ADA-8XR converters than any other studio in the world and with the upgrade can now offer its customers a total of 192 channels of Prism Sound conversion.

Studio manager David Stewart (seen above) says: “We originally chose Prism Sound’s flagship ADA-8XR converters because they sound great, which is an important consideration for Mark and our commercial clients. They also operate at sampling rates of up to 192 kHz, giving us even greater analogue performance than their ADA-8 predecessors.

“In recent months, we’ve been upgrading all our Pro Tools rigs to HDX and we wanted to ensure that the Prism Sound units continued to work flawlessly with these new systems. The cards connect directly with Pro Tools | HDX interface cards and emulate the behavior of the Avid HD I/O interfaces.”

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