Early RUPERT NEVE consoles and their stories | PART ONE: 1959-1962 | ‘Rupert’s first – the valve/tube mixers’

[Please Note: Some of these Neve articles are long – if you wish you can use the ‘Print’ or ‘PDF’ buttons on the right to generate a suitable print or pdf version. Sections can be deleted before committing to make the copy that you can read ‘offline’.] Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information…

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Early RUPERT NEVE consoles and their stories | PART TWO: 1962 – 1968 | ‘A Revolution Has Occurred’

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER The mixer for Wessex was, along with others built for Philips, one of the early Neve’s finished in the ‘shiny black’ that Rupert used at that time. This Wessex desk survived for many years, finding a new home in California in 1981.…

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Early RUPERT NEVE consoles and their stories | PART THREE: 1967 – 1968 | ‘More Little Shelford Neves’

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER Continuing the story of the early Neve consoles, with more of the ‘shiny black finish’ germanium transistors mixers that Rupert Neve constructed in his converted stable block at ‘Priesthaus’ in Little Shelford. I haven’t credited the many images that John Turner has…

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Early RUPERT NEVE consoles and their stories | PART FOUR: 1968-1969| ‘Black to Blue-Grey’

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLORWith information and photographs by JOHN TURNER With the help of John Turner, who joined Rupert Neve at Little Shelford in 1968 and is still with AMS-Neve today, this series of articles is trying to give an as accurate as possible account of the history of the early Rupert Neve…

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Early RUPERT NEVE Consoles and their stories | PART FIVE: 1969-1970 | ‘Free-grouping comes to the Thames’

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER With the help of John Turner, who joined Rupert Neve at Little Shelford in 1968 and is still with AMS-Neve today, this series of articles is trying to give an as accurate as possible account of the history of the early Rupert…

By David Taylor 2022-05-31 Off

1970 – The changing face of music at LONDON WEEKEND TV | A look at ‘THE WORLD OF MAYNARD FERGUSON’.

BY DAVID TAYLOR CONTENTS Making the music on TV sound better And making the ‘Light Entertainment’ shows better What to do about ‘a house band’? ‘The World Of Maynard Ferguson’ TV Special Video excerpt one – the opening and first band number: Video excerpt two – keep the singers moving: The others in the show…

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1965 to Early ’80’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART TWO: BIGGER ‘SCANNERS’

PART TWO CONTENTS: SCANNERS GET BIGGER – WITH SEPARATED VISION, PRODUCTION and SOUND The Colour Demonstration Unit The ’70’s with the silicon transistorised mixers 1| BBC CMCR13 2| 1968-1970 BBC CMCR TYPE 2 SCANNERS The BBC version of the Pye transistorised console of the 1970Video excerpt one: Smaller Pye desks were still to be found…

By David Taylor 2021-06-23 Off

1950’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART THREE | THE VALVE STUDIO MIXERS

Contents: 1950’s – THE VALVE STUDIO MIXERS Typical 1950’s Installations Anglia TV’s Pye desk Granada’s Studio 10 at The Chelsea Palace The Duke at The Palace Replacing The Valve Desks 1950’s – The Valve Studio mixers As we have seen in Parts One and Two, the earliest Pye Television equipment went into Outside Broadcast scanners,…

By David Taylor 2021-06-14 Off

1960’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART FOUR | THE INNOVATIVE PYE TRANSISTOR TV STUDIO MIXER

CONTENTS:THE FIRST MODULAR BROADCAST STUDIO MIXER 1| ATV’s four 34-channel consoles for Elstree The modular ‘cassettes’ Enough ‘Drama’ for the Gram Op ‘The Plane Makers’ being recorded in September 1963 Video excerpt one: The last of the Elstree Pye’s 2| Pye’s for other clients 3| The BBC equip with even bigger desks The biggest UK…

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