For more than 40 years, Fonoprint Studios has been a jewel in the crown of the Italian music industry, providing high quality recording and mastering services to local and international artists such as Zucchero, Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, Brian May, Mariah Carey, Eros Ramazzotti and Luciano Pavarotti.
Located in the heart of Bologna and housed within an impressive 15th century monastery, Fonoprint offers two recording studios, two mastering suites and video editing and authoring facilities. All the studios are equipped to the highest standard and are staffed by experienced and dedicated professionals.
Recently, the facility has upgraded its mastering suites to incorporate two SADiE 6 systems, supplied by Mauro Piatti, head of Prism Sound/SADiE’s Italian distributor TEDES. Operating on any computer running Microsoft Windows as well as existing SADiE 5 hardware platforms, SADiE 6 gives location recordists, sound designers, audio editors, mastering facilities and post production engineers the most powerful tools possible for today’s audio recording and editing requirements.
Senior Sound Engineer Maurizio Biancani says Fonoprint has been a SADiE user for many years and has always upgraded its systems with every new iteration of this acclaimed mastering and editing software.
“SADiE is, beyond doubt, my ideal mastering partner and favorite software, thanks to both its editing ease and musicality,” he says. “If you want to enjoy a state of the art digital editor then SADiE is the natural choice because it is a market reference in terms of mastering systems.”
Upgrading to SADiE 6 has allowed Fonoprint to turn projects around with much greater speed, and significantly improved accuracy.
“SADiE is one of the fastest and most accurate editing systems on the market and its power, efficiency and effective controls are all perfectly embodied in this latest software release,” Biancani says. “SADiE 6 allows us to swiftly and safely navigate the complex postproduction phase. My staff rely on it because it is rapid and reliable, as well as being perfectly blended into our operational pipeline.”
Currently owned by Leopoldo Cavalli, Fonoprint is renowned in Italy for producing numerous hits and for scouting and supporting young talent. The studio’s multimedia approach allows new and established artists to record music and manage their image and visibility through audio and video.
About Prism Sound
Founded in 1987, Prism Sound manufacture high-quality professional digital audio equipment for the International broadcast, film, music production, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. The company’s product range includes the Prism ADA-8XR precision 8-channel converter unit, which is regularly used for music and film soundtrack projects by clients such as EMI Abbey Road, BBC, Sony, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney. Prism Sound also manufactures a range of audio test and measurement products, including the de facto dScope Series III audio analyser system.
For more information: www.prismsound.com