Category: TELEVISION 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

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

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…

By David Taylor 2021-10-27 0

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 ’70s 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 2