Category: RECORDED & BROADCAST SOUND

Early Rupert Neve Consoles and their stories | PART EIGHT: 1970 -1971 | ‘Neves for Prague, Moscow and for Decca. Ireland gets the biggest Neve order and wrap-around desks for Elstree.’

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER And further assistance from BLAKE DEVITT With enormous amounts of help from John Turner, and by also delving into the Neve files that Blake Devitt has been carefully looking after, this is the eighth part of the articles aiming to give the history…

By David Taylor 2023-12-10 Off

Early Rupert Neve Consoles and their stories | PART SEVEN: 1970 | ‘The first 24-Track Neve’

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER And further assistance from BLAKE DEVITT Much of the internet history of Neve is confused, so with lots of help from John Turner, and by delving into the Neve files that Blake Devitt has been carefully looking after, these articles aim to…

By David Taylor 2023-02-20 Off

UPDATE:

I’ve added lots more to one of the ‘Pye Audio Mixer’ articles, the one on the valve studio mixers. This was brought about by my obtaining a great colour photo of a surviving desk in Melbourne, and has enabled a much more detailed description of what these old valve mixers could, and couldn’t do. Click…

By David Taylor 2023-01-06 Off

Early RUPERT NEVE Consoles and their stories | PART SIX: 1969-1970 | ’16-Track Comes To London’ 

 By DAVID TAYLOR Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER Assisted with information from BLAKE DEVITT Thanks to the considerable help of John and Blake, this series of articles is trying to give an accurate account of the history of the early Rupert Neve mixing consoles up to 1975, when…

By David Taylor 2022-10-13 4

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 And further assistance from BLAKE DEVITT With the help of the longest serving Neve employee John Turner, and Neve restoration expert Blake Devitt, this series of articles is setting out to give an accurate of the history of the early Rupert Neve…

By David Taylor 2022-09-09 0

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 And further assistance from BLAKE DEVITT With great help of John Turner and his large collection of Neve documents and from the Neve files being safeguarded by Blake Devitt, this series of articles has set out to give an accurate account of…

By David Taylor 2022-09-09 0

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 And further assistance from BLAKE DEVITT 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.These articles were made possible…

By David Taylor 2022-09-09 3

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 And further assistance from BLAKE DEVITT The mixer for Wessex was one of the early Neves 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 2022-09-09 4

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

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER Much of the information available on the internet concerning Rupert Neve and his mixing consoles isn’t wholly accurate, so with the help of John Turner, the longest serving employee of ‘Neve’ – in its various guises, we will try in this series…

By David Taylor 2022-06-18 6