Category: RECORDING STUDIOS

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

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

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 Pyes 2| Pyes for other clients 3| The BBC equip with even bigger desks The biggest UK…

By David Taylor 2021-06-13 0

1967 – ‘OUR WORLD’ | PART TWO: ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE’ | THE BBC O.B. AT ABBEY ROAD WITH THE BEATLES

For ‘PART ONE: 1967 – ‘OUR WORLD’ Live TV links ‘THE WORLD’….HOW IT WAS MADE AND PRESENTED’….start HERE. THE IDEA FOR THE BEATLES SEGMENT The decision to make a Beatles recording session part of the ‘Our World’ programme, might have come from either the producer Aubrey Singer or the TV director Derek Burrell-Davis but both…

By David Taylor 2020-09-03 Off