THE FATHER OF MODERN STUDIO RECORDING DIES

Feb 22, 2021

By Andy Johnson

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He helped create the sound for plenty of Zoomer artists over the past 50-years.

A massive mixing console created by a British born audio engineer Rupert Neve, called the Neve 80-20, became a recording studio staple.  It was hailed by many as the most superior console of its kind in manipulating and combining instrumental and vocal signals.

Bands like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd credited the console, in great part, for the audio quality of their albums.

Neve has died of pneumonia and heart failure at a hospice near his home in San Marcos, Texas.

Rupert Neve was 94.

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