January 30, 2015

A Shelford 5088 in a Studio by the Sea

In late 2014, the first Limited Edition Shelford 5088 Console was installed in a very remote and very beautiful studio on the coast of Norway. Now, here’s an interview with three of the main people behind the studio: Ante, Henning and Terje, from Ocean Sound Recordings. Can you please tell us a bit about your […]

January 15, 2015

Rupert Neve Designs Announces Two New Products for The NAMM Show

Wimberley, TX – New for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, Rupert Neve Designs is proud to announce two new products: the RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface, and the R6 Six Space 500 Series Rack. The RNDI utilizes a custom Rupert Neve-designed transformer and a class-A biased discrete FET amplifier to elegantly balance an instrument signal […]

December 15, 2014

Talking 500-Series with Matt Johnson of Jeff Buckley & St. Vincent

Matt Johnson is a fairly quiet guy, but exudes tremendous energy. He’s humble beyond belief, yet over the years has been the studio and touring drummer for artists like Jeff Buckley (yes, he played on ‘Grace’), St. Vincent, Rufus Wainwright, Elysian Fields, Duncan Sheik, and Angus & Julia Stone. When a Sweetwater Sales Engineer told […]

November 14, 2014

A Tale of Two Studios: Part Two

Our last story focused on No Shame, a label/studio in New York City. For the second part, we move across the country to a classic West Coast establishment: Coast Recorders in San Francisco. Built by Bill Putnam over 40 years ago, Coast is a legendary part of the SF music scene. With the original live […]

November 12, 2014

RND Garners Two TEC Award Nominations

Rupert Neve Designs is extremely honored to have earned two TEC Award nominations this year, bringing RND’s total number of nominations to twelve since the company’s inception in 2005. This year’s nominated products (click images for more details): The 30th Annual TEC Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 during the Winter […]

October 23, 2014

A Tale of Two Studios: Part One

Two studios, one on each coast of the USA. Each has a 5088 in their main room, but each needed a second setup to accommodate their growing workload. What to do for their second room? PART ONE: NEW YORK CITY For No Shame, an indie electronic/pop/experimental record label based in NYC, their 5088 just wasn’t […]

October 8, 2014

AES 2014: The Limited Edition “Shelford Blue” 5088 Console

At the 2014 AES conference in Los Angeles, Rupert Neve Designs is proud to present a Limited Edition 5088 mixing console, built in the style of the company’s 2014 TEC Award-nominated Shelford Series. 50 years ago, in a converted rectory in Little Shelford, England, Mr. Rupert Neve crafted a series of preamplifier and EQ designs […]

September 1, 2014

Bogner Releases Guitar Pedals with RND Transformers

From the Bogner website: “Reinhold Bogner and Mr. Rupert Neve have teamed up to produce superb audio-effects pedals that serve up rich, buttery tones, ultra-dynamic response and a stunning three-dimensional sound quality inspired by the classic mixing consoles of the 1960′s. Each Transformer is unique and specifically designed to perfectly pair with the 100% analog […]

August 6, 2014

Welcome…to 1979!

During the 2014 Summer NAMM show in Nashville, we had a bit of a party at a very unique studio. Co-hosted with Moog and sE Electronics, the location was WELCOME TO 1979 – a studio that instantly transports you back to a bygone era of record production with no computer screen over the console, tape […]

May 23, 2014

Nomad Sound, Live at B.B. King Blues Club

Jamie Wellwarth, FOH engineer (Fitz & The Tantrums, The Continental Club in Austin) and Sales Manager for Nomad Sound in Austin, TX, was recently on tour with Jimmie Vaughan. We sat down with him for a few minutes at the famous B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square, NYC, for a brief chat about his […]

May 7, 2014

Hollywood Gets a New 5088: Musicians Institute

The esteemed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California has a brand new tool for its incoming students: a 16-channel 5088 console. Jonathan Newkirk, MI’s Program Chair for Audio Engineering, recently sat down with us for an interview in Los Angeles. What is your background, your role with MI, and how long have you been with the […]

April 21, 2014

Jack White’s 5088 on Record Store Day

On Saturday, April 19th at Third Man Records in Nashville, Jack White attempted to record the “World’s Fastest Studio-to-Store Record” in honor of International Record Store Day. 10:00am – The exclusive show began in the Blue Room at Third Man Records. The show was mixed-down live through their 32-channel 5088 console by engineer Vance Powell, […]

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