Atlanta, GA (March 23, 2009)--AMS Neve and Professional Audio Design (PAD) have announced the first U.S.-based installation of the Neve Genesys recording console, at Zac Recording in Atlanta, GA.
The installation was in Zac Recording's "B room," which is considerably smaller than its main recording room. "I spent about three years trying to figure out what I was going to put in this room, which is on the tight side," says owner Jim Zumpano. "I was looking for the right combination of high-quality analog circuitry and digital functionality. I looked at other consoles, but they just couldn't offer the right combination."
Pad president David Malekpour sent a demo unit of the Neve Genesys to Zumpano; days later, the console was configured, up and running. The console, which features 16 preamplifiers identical to those found on the Neve 88RS, is expandable up to 64 channels.
"Sonically, the Neve Genesys has opened up a whole new world and the room pumps like nobody's business," says Zumpano. "The bottom end has a chunkiness to it that sounds great. The audio makes sense now--it feels like things aren't being squeezed like they were on our previous console."
"PAD's relationship with Zac Recording is built on many years of working together," explains Malekpour. "As a client, Jim expects me to present him with options that will make his business more competitive. I knew the Neve Genesys presented tremendous potential for him in light of what he was trying to achieve in the limited space he had."
AMS Neve managing director, Mark Crabtree, adds, "We are pleased to see Zac Recording choose the Neve Genesys. When you consider the quality of the preamps, the EQs, the output section and indeed the full automation capabilities, this console is truly unique. It is a very smart desk which is smooth in its operation and sonically pure Neve--which says it all."
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