Byron Bay, Australia (June 17, 2005)–SAE founder and president Tom Misner has acquired AMS Neve, it was announced today. Misner, an audio technologist, visionary and educator in the music field, has maintained a very strong industry association and has been a user of Neve consoles for the past 30 years.
AMS Neve Ltd managing director Mark Crabtree said “we are very happy to now be part of such a strong global organization.” Crabtree added, “with the full support of the SAE Group it will enable us to increase our market share and above all accelerate the introduction of our new product range.”
SAE Institute will now be providing, through its network in over 45 colleges in 20 countries, AMS Neve broadcast/music/film and post seminars for past and new clients. This will be a first-of-a-kind service only AMS Neve is now able to offer.
Romy Hawatt, SAE’s strategic business development advisor said, “the coming together of AMS Neve and SAE is a unique strategic alliance of two of the worlds leading audio industry organizations. One in audio technology and manufacturing and the other in audio education and training. Both the AMS Neve and SAE brands have a very strong global synergy.”
Tom Misner added, “the feedback we have attained over the years from our large international student network has provided us with valuable information and insight that is now being applied by AMS Neve in the development of the soon to be released range of new products.”
The joint release by the two companies says, “the acquisition of AMS Neve by SAE represents a new ‘Genesis’ in the world of audio technology.”
AMS Neve Ltd