Any experiences / opinions about Neve Genesys?

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  1. iani

    iani

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    Hello,

    Neve's analog console with digital control, GENESYS has been around for a year. I have read the reviews, which seem quite positive, but would like to hear about first-hand impressions from people that have actually used it.

    The specific purpose for which I am looking at this console is to act as the heart of a recording studio geared towards recording of small ensembles (up to 10 solo instruments, up to 20 sources if a vocal choir is included), and then producing quality mixes for CD/DVD production. Genres: Traditional music, especially near and middle east, but also some experimental music (avant-garde, electronic). Questions:

    How difficult is it to learn to use this console for persons that have not worked with Neves before? Is it less complicated than for example SSL AWS 900+ SE consoles or other systems?

    If we also get ProTools 3 plus some high-end multichannel ADDA converters and other digital and analog sound treatment gear (preamps, compressors, equalizers, reverb etc), would Genesys as the heart of the studio, or should we just get a ProControl from Digidesign?

    Iannis Zannos
  2. StephenMC

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    I haven't tried it, but the ProControl is digital, I assume? There's a plus (in my opinion) for the Neve already since you seem to be okay with analog.
  3. song4gabriel

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    if you have the means-there is no question

    Neve.

    p.s.- do you have a wife? i could be your wife if you get that console. i will cook, clean and do all the grocery shopping for you if you let me play with it one day a week.
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