Nine years later I am still in awe of this console. It makes mixing easier, and beats mixing in the box by a mile. Having a “name brand” and high quality analog board has helped me get work, cemented my reputation as a mixer, and probably changed the course of my career. I still think it is the best analog console currently made.
Larry Crane (TapeOp)
The showpiece of the studio is a 64-channel frame Neve 5088 console designed by Rupert Neve...It's a very solid platform for our students in Hawaii to engage in some really cutting edge technology in an analog format.
MELE Program Honolulu
The first thing I noticed was that I could throw the faders up and hear everything right away; I didn't even have to spend time getting the mix together. The amount of murk that disappeared with the 5088 was remarkable. Everybody noticed it immediately.
Blue Man Group
The board is wonderful. It's modern sounding and yet looks back to the vintage past without any of the flaws that the vintage consoles had...soncially, It was immediately an eye opener. We just moved two cables over to the center section of the 5088 and monitored Pro Tools and, with a number of people that I trust in the room, everybody's jaws dropped.
Santa Barbara Sound Design
I used to have to work so hard to get a mix to sound half as good as it does with me just putting it through the 5088 without doing a thing to it... I can really hit the 5088’s mix bus – it takes it, and it likes it! What this all means for me in practical terms is that I can now focus more energy on being creative.”
Mark Plati (David Bowie, Prince, The Cure)
The studio contains all top-quality equipment in a professionally appointed, acoustically balanced space, and reflects the current trends in pragmatic and economically feasible studio design. The 5088 fits in perfectly with that aesthetic.
New York University
It does the job nicely. As soon as I run my mixes through it, it’s quite a big hit. Most of the time they hear it as making everything sound more musical.
The sound is unlike anything I've ever heard...
Blue Rock (Lyle Lovett, Jimmy Buffett)
We have an amazing collection of microphones, and when I run the microphones into the Neve it completely opens them up - it makes the microphones sound the way they should.
"We debated going down the road of 'old Neve', but we needed something that we knew we could rely on. The concept of recording live...I need switches to work silently, I need pots to work without making noise." Also? "It sounds great."