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Colorado-based Airshow Mastering upgraded the audio conversion in its production room by installing a Prism Sound Lyra 2 audio interface. This change allows the company to offer clients a transfer rate of 192k.
Airshow Mastering was already familiar with Prism Sound’s products, having previously installed its ADA-8XR audio converter in its main studio.
“We received a contract for a large archiving project that specified all transfers must be at 192k,” explained David Glasser, Airshow’s founder and chief engineer. “That meant upgrading the converter in our production room, which is where most of our transfer work is carried out, so that we could meet the terms of the contract,” he said.
“The Lyra sounds very open and detailed and it brings the production room’s audio conversion quality up to the level of our mastering studio,” he added.
Glasser also took the opportunity to install Prism Sound’s Verifile software, which now comes as standard with all of the company’s audio conversion products. Launched in 2018, this software overcomes issues of reliability by allowing computer audio recordings to be quickly checked for a wide range of errors and dropouts, without any compromise in the audio content or any additional metadata. Airshow Mastering has incorporated Verifle into all of its QC routines.
Airshow Mastering was founded in 1983 and is located in a secluded mountain property close to Boulder. The studio includes a Maselec MTC-6 5.1 analog transfer and monitor console, a 5.1 monitoring system based around Dunlavy speakers with Ayre Acoustics amps and dual Paradigm Servo-15 subs, and various workstations including Sonic Studio soundBlade, ProTools and Sony Sonoma.