Studio owner Franc Cameli (pictured) said: “Upgrading our converters has been on the cards for some time, but was given impetus by our impending tenth anniversary. We have undertaken a major overhaul of the studios and have spent a large sum of money on updating and increasing our outboard collection, as well as finally investing in a full complement of Prism Sound converters in studios one and two.
Sphere has installed six ADA-8XRs, providing 48 I/O, in studio one. The remaining four are installed in studio two, providing 16 inputs and 48 outputs.
Cameli added: “The introduction of Pro Tools HD forced us to retire our Apogee AD8000 which sounded great but only went up to 48Khz. Our first project on HD at the time was Queen. We had to transfer their entire back catalogue before mixing Greatest Video Hits 1 in surround. So, regretfully, we bought the only thing available to us at the time, 192s, and got on with it.”