Neve Clones?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by shanabit, May 10, 2005.

  1. shanabit

    shanabit Active Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    Hey guys, I would like to know the name brands of all the Neve
    clones. I know there are a few but I need to know them by name
  2. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    do some research, lots of people make neve clones, even neve has a new preamp out, just go to, any of those, they'll tell you which ones are clones.
  3. shanabit

    shanabit Active Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    I have found these so far:

    Great River
  4. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    vintage designs CA73
  5. lucey

    lucey Guest

    None of these are clones ... the Great River is a derivative, and the Chandler and Vintech sound different.

    The Aurora GTQ2 is a derivative. And there are others like Wunder - derivative. Shep - damn nice.

    But they all sound different, so "clone" is just wrong.
  6. shanabit

    shanabit Active Member

    Dec 7, 2004

    How about this: A derivation of the original in simlitude or likeness thereof to the 1st conceived design. You know what Im asking!! Maybe clone was a bad choice but all the advertising for these units say " based off of Neve design blah blah blah. I realize they will all sound different. Cant a brother ask a question? :roll:

    BTW, you have a SWEET Mastering setup!! Very nice. Do you have a preference as to what style you like to master? Im asking because Im only about 60 miles away from you. It would be nice to hear a before and after selection on the site.
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    I'm with you shanabit. I wasn't sure why lucey said what he/she said. I just knew that once Kurt got on here and read that. That lucey will be singing a different tune, real soon.
    But that's the way I hear it...Neve clones 8)
    And I love my Great River MP2NV
    (more or less a Neve type of design) Shhhhhh! Don't tell
    Way off subject: We should change the name from the Behringer products to Mackie clones :lol:
  8. shanabit

    shanabit Active Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    its that guy again,

    Thanks man, I have heard GREAT things about that piece. Nothing negative at all. BTW, the reason Im asking is I heard an album done at Sound Emporium in Nashville that I liked the sound of and they are using a NEVE 8128 Console. Thats what got me thinking about adding a NEVE sounding unit to my setup. I have an Avalon 737sp right now with a Neumann TLM103. May be adding another mic as well. Not sure if I like the sound of the TLM through the Avalon.
  9. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    I've found my Sebatron to be a perfect match for the TLM-103.
    Sounds huge and warm. I'm actually finding that I have to turn the vocal tracks down, rather than having to squeeze a little more out of them.
  10. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Boy the more I hear about Sebatron, the more I start thinking...It's got to be one of my next pieces :!:
  11. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    The Vintech stuff is pretty good. I really like the 1272 for distorted guitars and drums. It's also great on a weak vocal track.
  12. Johnson Cabasa

    Johnson Cabasa Active Member

    Sep 5, 2003
    a neve 8128 is n;t a neve it's full of ic chips and as neves go sounds like $*^t when they're not boroken. the vintedh doesn;t have the full sound of a real neve modules the chandler is way closer and better the great river the one that does the most differnt sounds and the insert point on it is really usefule i put compression in it all the time to make the comrpession sound bigger i sent the vintench back like two days after gteting it because it sounded like mud
  13. RAIN0707

    RAIN0707 Guest

    I'd like to correct one statement about the Vintech and Chandler Neve clones. Yes, Chandler and Vintech do make Neve clones. Their clones of the 1272 model IMO sound very close to the original.
  14. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Yeah, the original Neve 1272 was OK I guess... :?

    BTW: I don't think anyone has mentioned the Seventh Circle Audio N72. Anyone here like them or are ya'll scairt of DIY?
  15. RAIN0707

    RAIN0707 Guest

    I just ordered the Seventh Circle N72 Kit and chassis and plan to build it out with the 4 Neve clones and 4 API clones
  16. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Aug 19, 2004
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    Hey Reggie,
    Have you started the DIY Seventh Circle project yet? I am really anxious to see how that works out.
  17. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Ha ha, me too dude!
    Nah, I'm going on vacation this next week, so I was going to wait till I got back to order it. Probably start with one channel of A12, then get another if the first goes well, and later add on some N72's and others one at a time perhaps. 4 channels will still cost quite a bit (bout as much as your ISA i think), so it will be nice to be able to add one at a time without totally destroying the pocketbook in one shot. There is a DIY SSL 2-channel compressor project that I am trying to get all the info for to build too. Should be fun....

    back to work :evil:

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