AMS Neve

AMS Neve

With a reputation for creating the world’s sweetest sounding and longest-lasting analogue and digital consoles, the most discerning artists, producers and facility owners regard our products as number one for desirability on their equipment list, and have done for the past fifty years.

AMS Neve is a dedicated, engineering-led and privately owned Company whose continuing mission is to provide the best possible sound, capability and operational experience for the most creative people in the world – whether it be for film, recorded music, or TV and broadcast.

All of our products are designed and built in England in our purpose built, integrated facility. Close supervision of the entire process by the product designers ensures the finest performance possible. Recognized by all the premier bodies in the various fields of music, TV and film, the products and their designers have been honoured by two Scientific and Engineering Academy® Awards, an Emmy™ and a Grammy™ amongst many others. We have pioneered a very large number of the ground-breaking techniques in the industry including hard disk editing, digital console technology, digital audio for film, microprocessor controlled effects units and standards such as MADI.

In the transient world of short product life cycles, AMS Neve’s products stand the test of time. In addition to being designed and built to last, our long-standing policy of offering continuing upgrades to take advantage of the latest technology and techniques on many products means obsolescence is minimised. The value in your AMS Neve equipment remains long after the alternatives are in landfill. A large
proportion of all the products we have ever made are still in daily use and many have achieved iconic, dearly loved and valuable status.

A sound investment indeed.

For more than 50 years AMS Neve has represented the pinnacle of professional audio design and engineering. 1961 was a watershed year in technology. It was the year that a human being was first sent into space, and saw the launch of Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite – forerunner of the networks that cross the Earth today. It was also the year that British electronics designer Rupert Neve formed the company that still bears his name. From the very beginning, Neve Electronics specialized in the finest professional audio consoles and systems, utilizing Class A designs and high-quality components to produce equipment unmatched in performance in the industry at the time.

Following a move to the Cambridge area, in 1964 Neve designed and built the world’s first commercial transistor-based mixing console for Philips Recording Studio in London. The Neve name was established and the company had soon produced several custom consoles for distinguished studio clients. Building on this success, the company moved into a purpose-built factory in Melbourn, near Cambridge, entering the broadcast field – in 1968 producing the famous 2254 Comp/Limiter for ABC Weekend Television in the UK, followed by the world’s first solid-state switching matrix the next year – and making its products available in North America for the first time.

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