Sonic Distribution Confirms World's first 5088

Wimberley, TX (May 22, 2007) – Sonic Distribution LLC, the exclusive distributor for Rupert Neve Designs products in the U.K. and Ireland, has purchased the world’s first 5088 mixing console. The console, serial number 1, will be installed in Sonic Distribution’s brand new, fully operational, state of the art demonstration recording studio facility located at Canalot Studios in west London.

“The Rupert Neve Designs 5088 desk will be the centerpiece of our new demonstration studio and training facility,” said James Young, Managing Director of Sonic Distribution. “We are firm believers in letting our customers try equipment on a project before purchasing and look forward to providing them with the opportunity to work on the latest and greatest analogue mixing desk from Mr. Rupert Neve. The sound quality and performance of Mr. Neve’s audio designs are legendary and we expect the 5088 to become a modern classic.”

“Owners can custom configure the 5088 to include whatever combination of Rupert Neve Designs Portico mic preamp, EQ and dynamics processing modules works best for them,” added Mitch Carey, Sonic Distribution’s Communications Director. “As the studio grows, or if the focus of its work changes, the 5088 can be easily expanded or reconfigured accordingly, making the desk a timeless and future-proof investment.”

Mr. Rupert Neve was recently a guest of honor at the grand opening of the Sonic Distribution demonstration studio, along with some of the biggest names in pro audio, including producer, engineer and mixer Bob Clearmountain and the head of sE Electronics, Siwei Zou. The occasion also marked the start of Sonic Distribution’s sixth year in business.

Owned exclusively by Rupert and Evelyn Neve, Rupert Neve Designs Inc. was founded on passion, experience and a desire to build products embodying the highest musical quality. In continuing his legacy as a pioneer in audio circuit design, Mr. Rupert Neve is currently focusing his talents on creating innovative analogue solutions to the issues facing the modern recording engineer.