Engineer and producer Francesco Cameli, the man behind the London and Los Angeles iterations of Sphere Studios, has become one of the first people in the world to own a new Prism Sound Dream ADA-128 multichannel converter.
As an engineer with millions of record sales to his credit, Francesco Cameli needs no introduction.
In 2001, aged just 22, he opened the multi-room Sphere Studios in London and ran it as a highly successful facility for 14 years before deciding to relocate to Los Angeles in the USA.
Over the years Sphere Studios has hosted sessions for many internationally acclaimed artists and producers including Queen, Genesis and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Cameli has also achieved recognition, winning two Tech awards for his work with Adele on 21 and for the soundtrack for the James Bond film Skyfall.
Prism Sound converters have always been part of the Sphere Studios experience and Cameli owned a large collection of the company’s ADA-8RX multi-channel modular AD/DA converters, which relocated to the US with him in 2015.
The new Prism Sound ADA-128 has taken pride of place in his recording and mixing set up at his home in California.
He says it adds an extra dimension to his workflow because it is flexible and powerful, as well as being small and portable enough to go with him wherever he works.
Designed to suit the needs of a wide range of audio professionals, Prism Sound’s Dream ADA-128 is a modular audio conversion system offering up to 128 channels of 32-bit A/D and D/A conversion at sample rates of up to 768kHz.
“My whole set up is high quality, from the console and converter through to the PMC BB6 monitors that allow me to hear exactly what I am recording and mixing with no nasty surprises,” he says.
“What I hear is what I get. It’s accurate and true and when I give a client the finished result of my work, I know that it will sound good through any set of monitors.”