Recordings with Neve Sound?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jakula, Jan 16, 2002.

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  1. jakula

    jakula Guest

    Hi....Can anyone recommend a specific recording with extensive use of Neve preamps, both vocal and for tracking instruments? A recent recording with a clone would be fine. I have seen the mantra repeated here numerous times and would like to hear for myself. I am a hobbyist getting serious about my tone.

    How crucial is the EQ to the Neve sound? Does a clone w/o EQ still sound like a Neve. For example, I can probobly afford one really good preamp, and would prefer it be dual channel. Vintech makes a dual channel 1272 clone w/o EQ for under 1400.00. Their single channel X73 has the EQ at 1900+. How much of a difference would there be in faithfully capturing what the original sounded like?

    Lastly, before I buy and start calling do you pronounce Neve?

  2. jakula

    jakula Guest

    Neve Campbell?

    Neve mind the bollocks, heres the sex pistols?

    I Neve You, like the flower needs the rain?
  3. wiggy

    wiggy Guest

    One of my favourite neve records is 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' by AC/DC. It has all the hallmarks of vintage neve tones. Punch, warmth, tone and fidelity and a rock band hitting the straps!!!. This record was tracked and mixed on the very same neve console that i work on regularly. It is a custom Neve 8024 (one of two)that were specially ordered for 'Albert's Studios' in Sydney Australia where meany of AC/DC's first albums were orginally tracked and mixed. This mixer is still kicking major ass after nearly 30years!!!!, granted that it sometimes needs a bit of TLC and maintainence. However IMHO it is without doubt the coolest little Neve around.

    check it out @

    2" till I die!

  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Hi!! wiggy neve freak

    judging by that last post , you have got to be near me. Are you in Melbourne?
  5. "Dirty deeds" and "Highway To Hell" are some of the most rocking records of all time. Great band, great songs, great e/gtr work and GREAT ^#$%ing singer! The blues cut on "Dirty Deeds" has unreal gtr work by Angus... I wonder how much more seriously he would have been taken in the blues world if he had not been strutting his stuff in short pants & schoolboy cap in a truck driver's' hard rocking band? I mean this guy can play (or could) some serious blues licks...

    Ah, gotta love those drunken background vocals too! great stuff.

    Eric :) ;) :w:
  6. Dan-O

    Dan-O Guest

    Babe I'm gonna Neve you
    Don't stop beNeveing
    I'm Neveing on a jet plane
    If you Neve me know
    Dirty Neves done dirt cheap

    ...Ok, Ok....he started it

    Neve mind the bollocks, heres the sex pistols

    Good one!

  7. erockerboy

    erockerboy Active Member

    Mar 16, 2001
    Gary Wright: "You're a dream Neve-er... and I believe you can track me through the ni-hight!!!"

    Don't Stop be-Neve-in'
    She's a Neve-y Lover
    Neve-r Surrender
    Do you be-Neve in life after love?
    Hey, teacher... Neve those kids alone!
  8. wiggy

    wiggy Guest

    Hey KEV!

    Yes!!!!!!! I do live in Melbourne, give me a call or email me on or
    0418-416-491 for a good time............talking dirty about neves etc!! lol

  9. stedel

    stedel Guest

    Sorry to re-activate this post after a while...but I couldn't resist...
    "Don't Neve me this way" (apologies to Thelma Houston).
    AND couldn't help but apart from the Sex Pistols, Australia leads the way in landmark Neve recordings? Cool! Any other landmarks recorded in other countries - or do we rule?
  10. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Home Page:
    I still yet have to find something that captures what a Neve (or the Vintech or Brent A...basically the same thing) can do for my tone. A huge amount of upper end studios had Neve 80 series in the mid-late seventies. Seems like a lot of places dumped them for SSL's after a while, but you'll see that while the SSL's or whatever change around, the Neve is still the staple, and for a reason...the sound.
  11. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Fun Lovin' Criminals "Come Find Yourself" was tracked and mixed on a Neve. Cool album and a cool band.
  12. stedel

    stedel Guest

    So what do you think is the problem? A lack of a comprehensive listing of recordings done using Neve
    equipment that enables you to match and compare? Perhaps it's all the other links - which
    mic's (including mic techniques) - what was it recorded onto - particular vocal, drum, guitar, synth etc. sounds - monitoring - mastering. Perhaps it would be helpful if you could identify particular recordings (I know you're trying to do this with this post) but I don't quite understand
    the base upon which you're founding your quest..
    particular examples or the admittedly stellar reputation this stuff has? It's legacy and continuity is claimed/promoted by quite a few manufacturers now, from Amek to Focusrite.
    What sort of stuff are you recording eg. Anything like the examples noted above?
  13. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Green Day track on vintage Neves

  14. dynamo12

    dynamo12 Guest

    Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their stuff sounds great.
    Rick Rubin has a huge arsenal of vintage Neve's
    modules. Love the band too. Jo
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