The Village's second Neve 88R analog console.West Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 2008)--The Village Recorder has installed a second Neve 88R analog console in Studio B. The 84-channel console, which has been housed in the recently shuttered Sony Studios in New York, includes Neve's Encore Automation System, SP2 scoring panel, 36-track Stem Matrix and 48 Neve remote controlled microphone preamps.
The latest addition to The Village offers full mix recall and 84 channels of moving fader automation that is compatible with Flying Faders, together with automated mute, EQ in/out, insert and A/B bus cut switching. The Village incorporates three Neve-equipped studios: Studio D also houses a Neve 88R and Studio A features a classic 8048. A fourth studio is outfitted with a Digidesign ICON. The latest 88R console replaces a Neve VR.
Studio B was briefly closed to allow the reconfiguration of the room layout and for the installation of another Helmholtz resonance absorber on the rear wall. Once it was completed, Steve 'Coco' Brandon tuned the room.
The Neve 88R in Studio B is complemented by a 24-input, 48-output Digidesign Pro Tools|HD3 system plus Village/Waterland custom designed main monitors utilizing JBL and TAD components and Manley/Mastering Lab 10 nearfield monitors.
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