Things change. Along came digital workstation technology â€“ less warm and much less intuitive, to be sure, but cheaper and very flexible â€“ to put more mixing power within reach of the smaller studio.
But guess whatâ€¦ not everything changed. People welcomed digitalâ€™s flexibility and power, but they also wanted Neveâ€™s analogue warmth. The trouble was, that meant juggling two mixing surfaces and spending valuable control room time sorting out a mess of wiring and a mass of interface problems. We at Neve knew we could come up with a better solution.
Welcome to the brave new world
The brief to our design team wasnâ€™t just to create a brand new console that encapsulates the best of both (digital and analogue) worlds. We also asked them to see if there wasnâ€™t a way to make owning a Neve console a realistic prospect for smaller studios â€“ without compromising on sound quality.
They did it.