- Rupert Neve’s legacy of kindness will live on as long as his important contributions to the recording studio. In honor of what would have been his 95th birthday, Vintage King and Rupert Neve Designs are launching the #ThankYouRupert campaign. We will be randomly giving away exclusive pins in hopes of inspiring others to do great things in Rupert's name. We ask that if you receive a pin, you pay it forward. In its simplest form, paying it forward means to pass on an act of kindness to someone else. This could mean you make a charitable donation to a worthwhile organization or volunteer your time to give back to others. You can even use your skills in the studio to mentor an up-and-coming engineer or artist. Continue reading →
- Earlier this year, Rupert Neve Designs gave its line of summing mixers a significant boost. Two of the brand's classics, the 5059 Satellite and 5060 Centerpiece, were given the Shelford Blue color treatment and the new 5057 Orbit was added to the summing family. With the addition of the 5057 Orbit, it's easier than ever for studios to achieve Rupert's classic console sound, no matter their size or budget constraints. So how do these summing mixer options from Rupert Neve Designs differ? We'll get way more in-depth in our new demo video below, but for starters, here's an overview of what each piece offers up to recording and mix facilities. Continue reading →
- A few weeks ago, the pro audio community suffered a tremendous loss when Rupert Neve passed away at the age of 94. Known to many as the father of modern recording, Rupert's passing shook colleagues, fans and musicians alike. He was known for being an incredibly kind man and a brilliant innovator who inspired legions of music makers with his...
- When you think about the classic circuits Rupert Neve has created, you think warmth. With the release of Rupert Neve Design's Master Buss Converter, you'll be able to track, mix and master with a versatile A/D design that offers that classic color, as well as transparency. The key to this multi-faceted approach is the unit's newly designed analog drive circuitry. With this option, you will be able to feed converters with a signal sent through either a Class A transformerless path or a path with audio transformers featuring Rupert Neve Design's Silk Red and Blue circuity. If you decide to take the transformerless route, you'll get pristine conversion that is completely transparent. Go with the Silk Red and Blue path and you'll be able to work with that signature tone and sonic character Rupert is known for. Continue reading →
- Viewed by many as the father of modern recording, Rupert Neve spent many years pioneering the consoles that are still most desirable in the studio market today. With classic circuits like the 1073, 1081, and 2254 compressor, Neve established nothing short of a dynasty with his iconic, fantastic sounding modules.In our new Buyer's Guide, we'll be diving into the history of Rupert Neve's current brand, Rupert Neve Designs, and offering info on its consoles, outboard gear, and more. Let's get started by learning more about the man himself in our classic Make Your Mark. Continue reading →
- Whenever we talk about thought leaders or innovation in pro audio, one must begin with Rupert Neve. While he got his start creating monitors, Rupert will forever be known for his work designing consoles and mic pres. The timeless 1073 has long been lauded as the world's preeminent mic pre, a design which Rupert has continued to build upon with his current brand, Rupert Neve Designs. For their latest product, the 5211 two-channel mic pre, Rupert Neve Designs has taken elements from their original 5012 two-channel mic pre and given them a significant upgrade for 2019. One of the biggest updates is the addition of a variable Silk control, which offers users the ability to finely control Rupert's Class A output stage (the same as the Shelford Channel). The original only featured a single Silk button with no knob to control the output. Continue reading →
- Justin Weiss, a technician over at the Vintage King Tech Shop, has been hard at work restoring and modding 16 vintage Neve 31102 modules. These input modules were designed and intended for use in Neve's large-format recording and mixing consoles, including the 8058 and 8068. These were the first "in-line monitor" desks on the market and gave the engineer tracking and monitoring options at each channel. We'll let Justin take it from here: "Think of a quad summing mixer with small fader and extended mixdown capabilities and a global Mic/Line input switching option. This is the main reason a 31102 is different from all other 10-series (1066, 1073, 1084, etc) modules. The module, on its own, was built with a 10468 Mic input transformer inside and sensitivity switch (gain) setup for only mic levels. The line input signals comes from a companion 32430 Mixdown Switching Module (Line or Tape Returns) located directly below the 31102 in the 8058/68 desk. The switching module gives the user a Line trim missing from the sensitivity of the 31102 gain switch. So, again, the 31102 module was designed around the 8058/68 signal flow. It is worth realizing the purpose of the BA106 board being a buffer between the output of the line input switching module and the EQ built within the 31102 circuits. Continue reading →
- Pete Lyman is a world-renowned mastering engineer who has worked on records for Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy, just to name a few. More recently, Lyman mastered Brandi Carlile's 2018 album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which received Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Album of the Year. The importance of converters to the workflow of a mastering engineer like Lyman cannot be emphasized enough. So when his friends at Rupert Neve Designs sent over the RMP-D8, Lyman immediately began working the eight-channel Dante mic preamp and mastering-grade 24-bit 192 kHz converters into his chain. Continue reading →