Cambridge, UK (May 5, 2015)—Recording/mix engineer Michalis “MsM” Michael recently used his Prism Sound Orpheus audio interface on projects with Zak Abel, Röyksopp and Robynn, and ex-Pussycat Dolls singer Jessica Sutta.
Michael has his own studio in North London, which he uses for mixing, but often uses commercial facilities around the country, travelling with his mobile rig, which includes his monitors and his Prism Sound Titans, which he has recently acquired. “I love having my own studio because it lets me work 24/7 and sometimes, with mixing, creativity can come at strange hours,” he says.
“The room’s been tuned heavily with the help of the guys at GIK. I use a laptop for my mixing, a Slate Raven for my controller, the two Prism Sound Titans and a selection of outboard that I mainly use on my stereo bus. In terms of monitoring, I use Amphion Two 18s and an Amp500.”
In terms of his Prism Sound Titans, he says, “The image is so deep and accurate, it makes things like placement seem easier. It’s hard to explain, but once you mix on a Prism Sound, it will make sense. It hasn’t got a sound of its own—it’s just a big, wide clear window to your mix. Feature-wise, I love the clarity in the preamps, and the instrument inputs being on the front makes recording guitar and bass very easy on the go. The fact that the I/Os are all on the unit rather than needing a separate breakout cable [D-Sub] is very well thought out.”
He adds, “I’ve no problem with D-Sub connections, but when travelling from studio to studio, it can be a bit of a pain. When I go to Britannia Row or Modern World, it’s just a case of plugging in a few standard jack cables and my setup is running. Also, Prism Sound has developed a MDIO slot, which means the unit is futureproof—to me that’s important.”