Birmingham Conservatoire Makes a Major Investment in Prism Sounds High Quality Audio Conversion

Date: 08/09/2017
Birmingham Conservatoire Makes a Major Investment in Prism Sounds High Quality Audio Conversion
Audio equipment manufacturer Prism Sound has supplied the new Birmingham Conservatoire with a range of high-quality audio interfaces, including 20 of its flagship ADA-8XR multichannel converters.
Part of Birmingham City University and officially opened this week by its Principal, Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, the £57 million Birmingham Conservatoire boasts five new public performance spaces including a 500-seat concert hall, a 150-seat recital hall, a 100-seat organ studio, a cutting edge black-box studio called The Lab and an 80 seat Jazz Club the first permanent jazz space in any UK conservatoire.
In terms of technical facilities, the Birmingham Conservatoire has seven industry standard recording studios including two 5.1 surround sound mix rooms, three stereo mix rooms, a 5.1 surround post-production edit suite and a dedicated mastering suite. The various studios are equipped with recording consoles from Solid State Logic and Avid and monitoring from PMC, Genelec, B&W and ATC.
We have been working with world-renowned studio designers, acousticians, architects and partnering with leading manufacturers to build recording rooms on a par with any high-end commercial facility, says Matthew OMalley, Studio Manager at Birmingham Conservatoire. Our performance venues, recording studios and teaching rooms combine the best traditions of analogue performance with the flexible functionality of 21st century digital systems. The new Conservatoire has complete AV digital interconnection as its backbone, allowing audio and video transmission and playback to run through every rehearsal and performance space. This will encourage new ways of teaching, learning and practising, as well as providing completely new landscapes for research.
Birmingham Conservatoire has taken delivery of 20 Prism Sound ADA-8XR ADDA converter units fitted with Pro Tools compatible interfaces and one Atlas 8-channel USB interface with eight microphone amplifiers. Prism Sound have agreed with Birmingham City University to maintain and upgrade the converters to the latest specifications as the products evolve in future.
Graham Boswell, Sales Director of Prism Sound, says: Birmingham Conservatoire wanted to have the very best and, as the brand selected by the worlds leading recording facilities and artistes, Prism Sound A/D and D/A conversion was the natural choice.
OMalley adds: We had set a very ambitious, tight studio design and functionality criteria for ourselves. With the largest proportion of our studio work involving recording classical and jazz music we required the most pristine, transparent AD/DA converters available. We were not simply looking for a turnkey solution but for an ongoing relationship from which the potential for knowledge transfer and support for our music technology education programs could evolve. Prism Sounds world leading design, performance and innovative approach to these criteria made them the ideal fit for the first new build Conservatoire of the digital age.
With a history dating back to 1859, Birmingham Conservatoire is one of the leading music and drama academies in the country, being the third highest ranked UK conservatoire for music in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Over the years it has nurtured the talent of many household names, including singer-songwriter Laura Mvula, conductor Mike Seal and actor Nicol Williamson.
The new building was designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and constructed by Galliford Try using 400,000 locally-sourced bricks. The main performance venues comprise independent box in box structures built on dedicated acoustic foundation bearings for optimum noise control. In addition to this, double and triple-glazed windows have been used to achieve the onerous acoustic requirements, supported by bespoke timber panelling throughout the building.
Positioned on its parent institutions City Centre Campus, Birmingham Conservatoire now sits just metres away from Birmingham City Universitys wealth of media and recording facilities, including four TV studios and Europes largest static green screen.

www.prismsound.com



Tags: Prism Sound | Birmingham Conservatoire | ADA-8XR Multichannel Converter | Julian lLoyd Webber
Submitted by Sue Sillitoe (White Noise Public Relations Ltd)
View author's directory page

Related Articles
  • Manipulate and Edit

    Manipulate and Edit

  • The New ITU-R BS1770-2 Loudness Standard

    The New ITU-R BS1770-2 Loudness Standard

  • Modern Test Techniques for Digital Audio Broadcast Systems

    Modern Test Techniques for Digital Audio Broadcast Systems

  • The Prism Sound Effect

    The Prism Sound Effect


News
MILLER SHOWCASES ADVANCED FLUID HEAD RANGES AT BROADCASTASIA 2018 Posted: 19/06/2018
MILLER SHOWCASES ADVANCED FLUID HEAD RANGES AT BROADCASTASIA 2018
Miller Camera Support, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will display its latest range of fluid heads to the broadcast community at BroadcastAsia 2018. Miller will showcase a wide array of fluid head solutions, including the CompassX series (CX), Skyline 90, Skyline 70 and more at Booth 4K2-05.
Tags: miller | broadcastasia
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
Dejero Backs Team Sky on The Road to Tour de France Posted: 19/06/2018
Dejero Backs Team Sky on The Road to Tour de France

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has partnered with Team Sky to provide them with an in-vehicle mobile connectivity system using Dejero Gateway that allows the British professional cycling team to receive and deliver race related information wherever they may be.

Tags: Dejero | Team Sky | Tour de France | cloud-managed solutions | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | British cycling | GateWay | Scott Drawer | UCI World Tour | Bogdan Frusina
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
Artel Releases New Precision Timing Protocol White Paper Posted: 19/06/2018
Artel Releases New Precision Timing Protocol White Paper

Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative, real-time multimedia delivery solutions, today announced the release of a new white paper titled “Time Travels — A Closer Look at PTP.” The paper, which addresses key factors that must be considered for successful PTP deployments, is available for download from www.artel.com/precisiontiming.

Tags: Artel Video Systems | real-time multimedia delivery | PTP deployment | white papers
Submitted by Dundee Hills Group
More from this author
Friend MTS ASiD watermarking completes rigorous robustness tests performed by independent security consultancy Cartesian Posted: 19/06/2018
Friend MTS ASiD watermarking completes rigorous robustness tests performed by independent security consultancy Cartesian

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that its ASiD subscriber watermarking has completed rigorous robustness tests that were performed by Cartesian, the independent security consultancy

Tags: Friend MTS | Cartesian | content protection
Submitted by Platform Comms
More from this author
Registration for SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference and amp; Exhibition Now Open Posted: 19/06/2018
Registration for SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference and amp; Exhibition Now Open

SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, has opened registration for the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2018) Oct. 23-25. SMPTE 2018 will be held at a new venue: the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles.

Tags: SMPTE | SMPTE 2018 | technical conference
Submitted by Dundee Hills Group
More from this author
Trickbox TV Launches Sophisticated 12-Camera HD UHD 4K PPU Flyaway for Scalable OB Events and Studio Recordings Posted: 19/06/2018
Trickbox TV Launches Sophisticated 12-Camera HD UHD 4K PPU Flyaway for Scalable OB Events and Studio Recordings

Trickbox TV, a leading supplier of equipment and services for studio and location multi-camera productions for broadcast, video production, live streaming and live events, is continuing its expansion with the launch of its state-of-the-art, bespoke 12-camera portable production unit (PPU) flyaway. The new multi-camera OB solution provides a scalable unit for small to large scale HD and UHD outside broadcast and studio productions including: broadcast, corporate, live streaming, events, live music, festivals and conferences.

Tags: Studio | OB | outside broadcast | location | multi-camera | production | studio hire | equipment hire | system integration | webinar | streaming | live streaming
Submitted by Jump PR Ltd
More from this author
INSIGHT TV Continues Expansion with Appointment of Poppy Mason-Watts as PR Communications Manager Posted: 19/06/2018
INSIGHT TV Continues Expansion with Appointment of Poppy Mason-Watts as PR and amp; Communications Manager

INSIGHT TV, one of the world’s largest UHD HDR broadcasters and producers of native UHD content covering action sports, entertainment, and lifestyle, has appointed Poppy Mason-Watts as PR & Communications Manager, effective immediately. Mason-Watts is responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day B2B and B2C public relations and comms activities.

Tags: UHD | Ultra High Definition | 4K | SVOD | VOD | OTT | HDR | High Dynamic Range | Content | Media | Sport | Extreme Sports | Adventure | Lifestyle
Submitted by Jump PR Ltd
More from this author
Imagine Communications Introduces Powerful Business Intelligence Solution at NAB Show Posted: 19/06/2018
Imagine Communications Introduces Powerful Business Intelligence Solution at NAB Show

Imagine Communications introduced xG™ Scorecard, a powerful analytics and business intelligence tool designed specifically for the media industry, at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. xG Scorecard provides media professionals with a comprehensive, holistic and highly visualized view of performance and audience data, empowering them to make smarter advertising sales and programming decisions.

Tags: Imagine Communications | NAB2018 | xG Scorecard | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | business intelligence tool | Sarah Foss | advertising management | xG platform | next-generation
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
Imagine Communications Ad Tech Wins NewBays Best of Show Award Posted: 19/06/2018
Imagine Communications Ad Tech Wins NewBays Best of Show Award

V Technology has presented Imagine Communications Ad Tech with a NewBay Best of Show Award for xG Scorecard™, a powerful analytics and business intelligence tool designed specifically for the media industry. Introduced at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas, xG Scorecard enables media companies to maximise revenue by making smarter advertising sales and programming decisions.

Tags: Imagine Communications | NAB2018 | NewBay | Best of Show | Ad Tech | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | xG Scorecard | multi-source capabilities | real-time insights | Sarah Foss | next-generation | advertising management | inventory management | TV Tech
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
TV Globo Taps Imagine Communications for NextGen Facility Upgrade Posted: 19/06/2018
TV Globo Taps Imagine Communications for NextGen Facility Upgrade

Imagine Communications has supplied the key components of a studio transfer and modernization project at the Recife facility of TV Globo, one of the largest broadcasters in Latin America. The new hybrid SDI-IP facility, which is anchored by IP-capable processing, monitoring and control solutions from Imagine Communications, is designed to assist TV Globo in long-term cost reduction, minimizing operational complexity and helping the company to keep pace with evolving market demands through the easy integration of future standards and technology upgrades.

Tags: Imagine Communications | TV Globo | Brazil | LATAM | Thiago Abreu | Leonardo Emilio Gañán | SMPTE ST 2110 | SMPTE ST 2022 | management platform | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | SDI-IP facility
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
ATEME enables UHD TV Service for NPO: World Cup Football in High Quality UHD, Low Bitrate Posted: 19/06/2018
ATEME enables UHD TV Service for NPO:  World Cup Football in High Quality UHD, Low Bitrate

ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for Broadcast, Cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT announces that NPO, the Dutch national broadcaster, has selected ATEME’s TITAN virtual video processing solution to cover live World Cup Football in 4K ultra high definition.

Tags: ATEME | World Cup | Football | UHD TV | NPO | 4K
Submitted by Whiteoaks
More from this author
Imagine Communications Assists Fiji Television Ltd with Broadcast Facility Upgrade Posted: 19/06/2018
Imagine Communications Assists Fiji Television Ltd with Broadcast Facility Upgrade

Imagine Communications has successfully completed a significant project for Fiji Television, transitioning the broadcast operations of Fiji One to a new, custom-built greenfield site. The project was accomplished without any interruption to Fiji One’s 24/7 news channel, which is one of the most popular and trusted news networks in the APAC region.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Fuji TV | Fuji Television | Fuji One | Karen Lobendahn | Joe Khodeir | MKM Marketing Communications | MKM Marcomms | APAC | next-generation playout
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
Imagine Communications Provides QVC With All IP Upgrade to UHD in Japan Posted: 19/06/2018
Imagine Communications Provides QVC With All IP Upgrade to UHD in Japan

Imagine Communications is providing the critical processing, monitoring and management technology underpinning a new, state-of-the-art UHD and IP-based production infrastructure at QVC Japan. The new facility, which supports uncompressed HD and UHD signals based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standards, enables the global shopping channel to significantly enhance the buying experience for Japanese viewers through the adoption of a software-based infrastructure that uses commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment.

Tags: Imagine Communications | QVC Japan | SMPTE ST 2110 | IP-Based | APAC | global shopping | ecommerce retailers | Diversified | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | Joe Micucci | Tom Cotney | UHD channel
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
Nine Media Corporation Philippines Expands Live Newsgathering Operation with LiveU LU600 HEVC Technology Posted: 19/06/2018
Nine Media Corporation Philippines Expands Live Newsgathering Operation with LiveU and rsquo;s LU600 HEVC Technology
Nine Media Corporation, a Filipino-based media company which is the franchise holder of CNN Philippines, has upgraded its live newsgathering fleet with LiveU’s flagship LU600 HEVC technology. Nine Media Corporation has been using LiveU’s live streaming solutions since 2011 for breaking news coverage, including presidential addresses. The LU600 HEVC solution was chosen for its superior video quality and reliability, as well as its bandwidth efficiency. The deal is being overseen by LiveU’s local partner, Media Convergence, Inc. (MCI).
Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | uplinking | contribution | news | HEVC | 4K
Submitted by Jump PR
More from this author
Plus 4 Audio amps up its rental selection with two Calrec Summa consoles Posted: 19/06/2018
Plus 4 Audio amps up its rental selection with two Calrec Summa consoles
As a highly active rental company in the UK broadcast and pro audio space, Plus 4 Audio needs to ensure that it’s offering its clients best-in-breed technology. To satisfy this, the company recently purchased two 44-fader Summa consoles from Calrec Audio.
Tags: Audio; audio consoles; audio routing; rental
Submitted by Jump PR
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>