Epworth's own studio is based around Pro Tools HD and Logic platforms, with Aurora providing the AD and DA conversion for both. "Aurora offers depth and good stereo imaging, a true high fidelity interface," according to Epworth. "There is a favorable warmth to Aurora, an even ordered harmonic feeling to it. It does not overly color the sound and it makes things feel good."
Aurora was the primary converter used in the recording of Adele's Academy Award winning Skyfall. With Adele, every part of the vocal, including a clear representation of the effect of reverb, is essential. "Reverb is such an important thing to her vocals, she really does want the depth and the character of the way things hang in the air. She's all about the details of her vocal nuances," explained Epworth. "I think it's important that whatever you use as an audio interface translates that. That is something that I feel I have been able to do with Aurora."
The basic tracks of "Skyfall", including vocals and piano, were recorded at Epworth's studio using his Aurora converter. The session was wrapped up with a full orchestra at Abbey Road studio.
According to Epworth's website www.paulepworth.com, he explains his recent work success as: "A lot of the stuff that I've done over the last year or so has been about finding that purity of sound and not embellishing it with weird (stuff). So the song transcends everything else and has the chance to stand the test of time. That's such a great thing, to make a pop record that everyone can relate to, a timeless classic. But there's room for weird (stuff) too! I want to explore every possibility in music."
The Aurora 16 converter from Lynx is one of the tools in his tool kit that lets him achieve this purity of sound.
For more information on Aurora 16 and other converters and interfaces from Lynx Studio Technology, please go to www.lynxstudio.com.