Quick Hits: Neve 1073OPX
For decades, engineers and producers have relied on the warm, punchy sound of the Neve 1073 preamp to bring performances to life. However, in today’s world, space and budget can prohibit some studios from installing full-sized consoles for recording and mixing. That’s where the Neve 1073OPX eight-channel preamp comes in.
The Neve 1073OPX combines eight legendary 1073 preamps into a compact 2U rackspace, making it easier than ever to capture that classic Neve sound without breaking the bank or filling up your studio space with a full-sized console. Designed and built in England, each 1073OPX is assembled to the original 1970-issue specifications with matching components to ensure uncompromised sound quality.
Plus, the 1073OPX introduces a number of new features to help streamline your workflow in modern studios. Front and rear connectors give comprehensive connectivity, while the dedicated modern remote-control software gives two-way control with Total Recall of all settings. Front-mounted Mic/Line/DI inputs make it easy to quickly capture ideas while recording in the studio. Plus, each signal is processed through the transformer-coupled input stage whether you use the front or rear connectors.
In our latest Quick Hits video, we hit the studio with our friends Julia Kahn, Josh Barker, Chris Farney and Kevin Schuck to record a live version of her song “Reaching” using the Neve 1073OPX, including vocals, synth bass, drums and guitar. This session was recorded by Anthony Vaticalos at the Vintage King Nashville Showroom using the following gear:
- Vocals (Julia Kahn): Shure SM7B
- Synth Bass (Josh Barker): Stereo DI
- Kick Trigger (Chris Farney): DI
- Snare (Chris Farney): Shure SM57
- Hi-Hat (Chris Farney): Electro Voice RE20
- Electric Guitar (Kevin Schuck): Stereo DI