Photo: Mike Banks
UK-based producer Mick Glossop (pictured) installed a Prism Sound Dream DA-2 D/A converter in his new studio in Shepherds Bush, London. For more than 30 years, Glossop has worked in commercial recording facilities, but in 2006, he decided to transform the basement of his home into his own studio.
“Building the studio has been a major project,” he explains. “I employed a specialist company to excavate our existing cellar to create sufficient height and to make the building structurally sound. Then I commissioned Munro Acoustics to design the studio so that it was properly soundproofed and as acoustically accurate as any commercial facility. I now have such a well-insulated control room and a drum booth that I can make as much noise as I like without upsetting the neighbors.”
The completed studio is equipped with a Pro Tools HD3 Accel system, including Pro Control. Glossop is currently working on a variety of projects, including albums that he is producing for singer-songwriters Rachelle van Zanten and Talitha MacKenzie.
“The decision to invest in a Dream DA-2 converter was an easy one to make as I consider Prism Sound’s digital to analog converters to be the best in the world,” Glossop says. “I am using my DA-2 in conjunction with my Pro Tools system to sum in stereo. It requires a certain amount of experience and confidence to do this but I am achieving really great results. However, to get those great results, it was imperative that I had the right converter. If you are working in stereo and mixing in the box, then the converter is as critical as the monitors because it is integral to the chain. I am delighted with my DA-2—it doesn’t color the sound in any way and it really has been worth every penny I’ve spent on it.”