Category: CLASSICAL MUSIC

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.…

By David Taylor 2022-06-18 Off

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

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 2022-06-18 Off

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 – BERNSTEIN’s VERDI REQUIEM | BOB AUGER’S CBS RECORDING AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

By David Taylor PART TWO OF TWO: (Do start with my previous post, about the St.Paul’s concert: HERE) CONTENTS: CBS DO A ‘CLASSICAL QUADRAPHONIC’ RECORDING BOB AUGER – THE UK’s MOST EXPERIENCED ‘FREELANCE’ CLASSICAL ENGINEER THE CBS PRODUCTION TEAM THE CONTROL ROOM SET-UP THE ORCHESTRA AND MIC LAYOUT BOB AUGER’S NEVE CONSOLES THE ORCHESTRA, CHOIR…

By David Taylor 2020-08-21 Off

1970 – BERNSTEIN’s VERDI REQUIEM – ST.PAUL’S CONCERT | 50 years later – the recovered stereo mix

By David Taylor PART ONE OF TWO (Part Two covers the parallel CBS Records recording done by Bob Auger at The Royal Albert Hall.) CONTENTS: BIG MUSIC IN A BIG ROOM BERNSTEIN LEAVES A POLITICAL PROBLEM BEHIND AN ‘INSANE SCHEDULE’ “TALE OF 3 TENORS AND A CONDUCTOR” LWT GOES INTO ‘CO-PRODUCTION’ HUMPHREY BURTON’S MEMORIES MIKING…

By David Taylor 2020-08-05 Off