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Genesys from Neve Helps Radar Sounds Stays True To Its Analogue Roots Posted: 03/07/2020
Neve and reg; Genesys Helps Radar Sounds Stays True To Its Analogue Roots

Radar Sounds, one of the few remaining studios in the UK to offer true analogue tape recording facilities, has installed a Neve® Genesys G32 console.

Studio owner "Fuzz" Barthram-Keet says: “I already own a pair of Neve® 1073DPA mic pre-amps and I know just how much I love the sound of them, so a Neve console was top of my shopping list. The desk’s fabulous analogue design and Neve preamp circuitry allows us to keep the mix analogue from start to finish without sacrificing modern features such as hands-on DAW control and connectivity.”

Radar Sounds is located on Platts Eyot, a small island in the River Thames (close to Hampton Court). As well as tracking, Fuzz also offers mixing and mastering services and describes the business as a ‘one stop shop’ for musicians, media companies and voice over artists. 

 

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Hicktown Records Adds More Modules To Its Neve Genesys Console Posted: 15/05/2020
Hicktown Records Adds More Modules To Its Neve Genesys Console

German recording studio and music label Hicktown Records has added eight more modules to the Neve Genesys console in its main control room, bringing the desk up to G64 32-channel specifications.

Based in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Hicktown Records installed its Neve Genesys console in 2009 when the studio facility originally opened. But even then, Hicktown’s CEO, A&R manager and producer Reinhard Gross had his eye on the future because he ordered a G48 console with G64 dimensions, knowing that at some point he would want to expand it.

“When I was choosing a console, I was looking for something that had full analogue character, a fast intuitive workflow, DAW options, lots of headroom, nice onboard EQs and dynamics and, of course, good pre-amps," he says. "The only console that could fulfil all those requirements was the Genesys, and to this day I have never regretted my investment.”

 

 

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dBs Music Opens A Neve Room At Its Plymouth Teaching Facility Posted: 25/02/2020
dBs Music Opens A Neve Room At Its Plymouth Teaching Facility

dBs offers students facilities for learning real world music production and technology skills. To this end, the institution has recently invested in a new recording studio/studio lecture space with a 16 channel Neve Genesys console at its heart.

Entitled the AMS Neve Room, the new facility is located at dBs Music Plymouth and complements other studio facilities offering industry standard equipment.

Stu Welsh, who is responsible for leading the BA (Hons) Music Production and Sound Engineering and MA Innovation in Sound Post Graduate courses, says: “The console was previously installed in our commercial studio but has been moved to the new classroom so that students can have full access it. We are running the console in conjunction with a Pro Tools HD rig and a Studer A800 MkIII 2" tape machine. Although it is a steep learning curve for students, once they are familiar with the routing and the digital layer they soon appreciate the flexibility and efficiency the console delivers – not to mention the great Neve analogue sound.”

The new studio in Plymouth is being used to create audio and video content and will also be used by most, if not all, guest lecturers.

Welsh adds. “Everyone loves working in the Neve Room, it's become one of the most used recording suites at our Plymouth Campus. It is especially popular for recording and for mixing with lots of analogue outboard gear.”

 

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LIPA Installs A Neve Genesys Console As Part Of Its Ongoing Upgrade Plan Posted: 29/01/2020
LIPA Installs A Neve Genesys Console As Part Of Its Ongoing Upgrade Plan

LIPA (The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) has installed an AMS Neve Genesys G32 console with GenesysControl into Studio 1, a compact facility that is primarily used to teach music tracking, overdubbing and mixing to students on its Sound Technology degree courses.

Adding the new console was the main part of the upgrade and this was done to ensure students have access to the most up to date technology incorporating the latest techniques and trends.

“We chose a Neve Genesys G32 console because we wanted something fundamentally analogue in terms of its signal path, but also something that integrated well with modern workflows,” says Jon Thornton, Head of Sound Technology at LIPA. “As we already have a large format SSL Duality in the George Martin Studio next door, we thought that we should really have a contrast, both in terms of sonics and approach. The Genesys fitted the bill perfectly and gives us plenty of channels in the footprint we have available.”

For more information please visit: http://www.ams-neve.com

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