British Grove invests in Prism Sound PT-HDX interface cards

Mark Knopfler and David Stewart’s British Grove Studios has purchased a batch of Prism Sound’s new PT-HDX compatible interface cards, buying enough to ensure that every one of its ADA-8XR multichannel converters can now connect to its six Pro Tools HDX systems.

British Grove Studios bought its first ADA-8XR units in 2006 and has been regularly adding to its arsenal.

The converters have been used on numerous projects for Knopfler, as well as other high profile artists such as Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin and Razorlight. They have also been used on high profile film projects such as Beauty and The Beast, Mary Poppins Returns, Gravity and Mission Impossible 5, among others.

The two-studio complex in London now has 24 ADA-8XR converters – said to be more than any other studio in the world, offering customers a total of 192 channels of Prism Sound conversion.

“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,” explained studio manager David Stewart (pictured). “The cards connect directly with Pro Tools|HDX interface cards and emulate the behaviour of the Avid HD I/O interfaces. By future-proofing our facility in this way we can ensure that our clients have the best of both worlds – the workflow benefits of Pro Tools HDX and the exceptional audio quality of Prism Sound.”

Prism Sound co-founder and sales and marketing director, Graham Boswell, added: "All of us at Prism Sound are very proud of our association with British Grove – an award-winning studio that is renowned for the incredible attention it pays to every tiny detail, whether technical or aesthetic. The fact that David and his team have invested in more than 20 HDX interface cards shows that Prism Sound conversion is important to them and will continue to be part of this facility’s long-term future.”

David Stewart and Prism Sound’s Graham Boswell also spoke to AMI recently as part of a special 30th anniversary feature, whereby Stewart praises the company’s ADA-8XR converters.