AMS Neve’s Genesys recording console. Burnley, Lancashire, U.K. (October 31, 2007)–AMS Neve has premiered its Genesys hand-built, expandable, analog recording console with digital workstation control. The base configuration offers 16 channels of mic/line preamps, 16-channel DAW monitoring, 16-channel analog summing at mixdown, DAW control for Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo and more, eight auxiliary busses, eight group busses, two main outputs, four effects returns, comprehensive metering, 5.1 monitoring, two cue mixes, talkback services and an internal power supply.
According to the company, Genesys can be expanded to more than 60 channels in a straight or articulated frame, with options including motorized fader automation, recall, mastering-grade A/D and D/A converters, digitally controlled EQ and dynamics, remote mic amp control and more.
“As the name implies, Genesys represents a new dawn for the Neve brand,” explained Frank Massam, AMS Neve VP of business development. “This console is designed to provide exactly what the market wants–an affordable Neve analog desk with our legendary sound, digital control, and the ability to expand and interface with a range of modern equipment. Thanks to its attractive pricing, Genesys enables the widest possible range of professionals to put a genuine Neve console at the heart of their studios.”
Robin Porter, AMS Neve head of analog design, added, “Genesys is made to capture performances. It’s for people who want to record real, live musicians into their digital audio workstations with rich, full Neve analog sound. It also serves as an excellent studio control surface with comprehensive monitoring and signal-routing capabilities. This eliminates the typical hodge-podge of awkwardly interfaced devices, putting a proper console back at the heart of the studio.”