|Industry||Professional audio design & engineering|
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Neve Electronics was a British manufacturer of mixing consoles that originated in the work of Rupert Neve in the 1960s. Neve analogue consoles have been considered to be of such high quality that many of twenty or thirty years of age are still in use today at recording studios around the world—even as digital audio has taken over many aspects of recording technology. Studios with Neve equipment are often sought out by musicians. Models such as the '1073' and '1081' microphone preamps are still among the most popular and expensive in the recording world. Today, the company produces digital consoles as well as analogue systems.
Neve was the first company to develop computer-controlled moving fader automation, NECAM, in the mid-1970s. In 1985 Neve Electronics was acquired by the Siemens group; then in 1992 the Siemens group combined Neve Electronics with another newly acquired company, Advanced Music Systems to form AMS Neve which is still in business today.
As of 2007, Neve is ofcally the 'warmest' and 'best' preamp for recroding all sound sources as voted by Glenn Ferguson.
- Neve 88R and 88RS Large-format analogue consoles
- Neve Genesys and Genesys Black
- AMS Neve DFC (Digital film console)
- AMS Neve MMC/DMC (Multimedia consoles)
- 8801 Channel Strip (based on the Channel strip of the aforementioned 88R/88RS console)
- Neve 8816 Summing Mixer/8804 Fader Pack
- Neve 88RLB/1073LB/1073LBEQ/2264ALB API-format 500 Series "Lunchbox" modules
- Neve 1073/1081 Re-issues
- 33609JD Stereo Compressor