London, UK (December 2, 2016)—Key to Yoad Nevo’s dynamic workflow is his DiGiGrid DLS soundcard, which enables the producer, mixer and plug-in developer to multitask while working with a string of artists at his London hub, Nevo Sound Studios.
Nevo's discography, encompassing 30 number one singles and more than 50 top 10 albums, includes Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, Sugababes, Sia, Moby, Morcheeba and the Dandy Warhols. His current way of working allows him to split his day into many different segments, as opposed to the old days, which would often involve long slogs.
“I used to mix for a day, then come back in the morning for another half a day, and the mix was done—unless you had to do recalls, and that was a nightmare,” Nevo explains. “These days, I'll spend two hours on something, then do something else—maybe some mastering—or listen to another mix, so it's quite different to how things used to be. I find a lot of my time is spent listening to stuff, and making mental notes, because it's so easy to manage the technical side of things. I have people here [at Nevo Sound Studios] to help edit and prepare the mixes for me, then when I come back here to the studio, it's so easy to implement those notes.”
Nevo says of the DiGiGrid DLS, “On one hand, it's a super-powerful soundcard. With just one Ethernet cable connected to my computer, DiGiGrid drives all my HD I/Os. However, it's more than that. You can also connect it to another computer, and it can serve as the other computer's soundcard as well, at the same time, without losing any of its resource. That, for me, makes it even more interesting, because then you can link all the computers in the studio using one DLS, and they can all talk to each other.”