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Producer Mick Glossop selects Prism Sound DA-2 converter
Producer Mick Glossop has invested in a Prism Sound Dream DA-2 converter, which he has installed in his new studio in Shepherds Bush, London. After more than 30 years of producing, engineering and mixing in commercial recording facilities, Glossop finally decided to transform his basement into a ProTools studio. His long-time status as an early adopter of technical advances in sound production is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that he bought his first ProTools system in 1994.
Glossop was determined to make his own studio a match for any he had previously worked in. To ensure proper acoustics, he commissioned Munro Acoustic to design the facility. Soundproofing of both the control room and drum booth were critical to the project, allowing "as much noise as I like without upsetting the neighbors," according to Glossop. He notes that the selection of a Dream DA-2 converter was an easy one for him, because he considers Prism Sound to be a benchmark company in digital-analog conversion. He uses the DA-2 in conjunction with his ProTools Accel 3 system to sum in stereo, and reports that he obtains great results without any coloration.
Glossop's career has goes back to the early days of punk and new wave in the late 1970s, and includes work with artists ranging from Public Image Limited and Ian Gillian to Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison. His current work includes various album projects, feature film sound and concert video surround sound mixes.
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