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Sequential Prophet-6 and OB-6 Get MPE Support and Prophet-5 Vintage Mode

Sequential Prophet-6 and OB-6 Get MPE Support and Prophet-5 Vintage Mode

Sequential has just released a new OS for the Prophet-6 and the OB-6 that adds much-anticipated features:

  • Support for MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression). This enables the Prophet-6 and OB-6 to respond to MPE-driven controllers such as the LinnStrument®, Expressive E Osmose®, Roli Seaboard® series, and others.
  • Prophet-5 Rev 4-style “vintage” mode. This gives the Prophet-6 and OB-6 a looser, more organic sound that emulates the behavior of vintage synthesizers where the behavior of individual oscillators, filters, and envelopes vary from voice to voice.
  • Improved aftertouch curves for enhanced expressiveness when using the Prophet-6 and OB-6’s own keyboard.

The new features significantly enhance the expressivity of both instruments.

Download the new Prophet-6 OS :

Updating the Prophet-6 OS

Download the new OB-6 OS:

Updating the OB-6 OS

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Neve Genesys Black Online Event

Neve Genesys Black Online Event

Neve Product Specialist, Joe Heaton, will be streaming live from the Neve studio in Burnley, UK, on 25th Feb – providing an overview of the Genesys Black console. In this free event, Joe will be covering the DAW functionality and digitally-controlled analogue features that make the Genesys Black the world’s most powerful hybrid studio console. There will also be a Q&A session, which will follow the overview.

Note: This event is aimed at customers who have expressed an interest in the Neve Genesys Black. Spaces are limited, so please encourage any potential leads/customers to register early to guarantee a slot.

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Rupert Neve 1926 – 2021

Rupert Neve 1926 – 2021

Greetings to our fans, customers, dealers, and friends around the world.

As you may have heard, Mr. Rupert Neve passed away last Friday, February 12th, due to non-COVID pneumonia and heart failure. We’ve included the full company statement below, which is also visible here on our website.

The outpouring of support and love for Rupert we’ve seen over the past few days has been truly heartwarming. Thank you so much to all of you for letting us know how you feel about our friend and mentor. We are honored to carry his legacy onwards into the future.

If you have a message, photo, or video of Rupert you’d like to share with us for future celebration of his life, please feel free to use this form:

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It is with great sadness that we announce that Rupert Neve, whose name is synonymous with quality audio recording equipment worldwide, has died. He remained in great spirits to the end, enjoying his life in Wimberley, Texas, where he and his wife Evelyn have lived for 27 years. At 94, Rupert remained engaged and passionate about his work, spending most days on a perpetual series of audio electronics projects and continuing to mentor our engineering team on numerous design and development projects.

From his earliest memories, Rupert had a love for music, electronics, and problem solving. These passions sparked a brilliant design career spanning over 80 years, during which he founded several historic companies, created the most revered analog audio equipment of all time, and became the most trusted name in sound. He received countless accolades, including a Lifetime Achievement Technical GRAMMY Award in 1997, Studio Sound Magazine’s Audio Person of the Century Award in 1999, an Audio Engineering Society Fellowship Award in 2006, and 16 TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Awards with Rupert Neve Designs.

“I’ve known and worked with Rupert for nearly 30 years,” said Josh Thomas, Rupert Neve Designs’ co-founder and general manager. “When Rupert, his wife Evelyn, and I sat at his kitchen table and founded Rupert Neve Designs 16 years ago, he had two goals. The first was to set a new standard in the quality of recorded sound, drawing upon his unparalleled depth of experience to create high-end solutions for the modern recording engineer, musician, and listener alike. The second was to pass on his philosophies, techniques, and methodologies to a new generation of designers to carry his life’s work and passion into the future.

“It was always assumed that the company would outlive him on this earth, and for 16 years he poured his energies into creating a team that would become the caretakers of the theories, practices, and ideologies that truly constitute a Rupert Neve design. All of us at the company are exceedingly grateful for the years of careful instruction and mentoring with which he has blessed us, and we will continue to preserve his legacy in everything we do moving forward. The world certainly sounds better because he was here.”

While Rupert’s passions for music, creativity, and insistence on exceptional quality have made an indelible mark on the fabric of the recording industry, his kindness and generosity made him a legend to us all. Through his designs and through the music created with them, his spirit will live on eternally. God bless you, Rupert.

Arrangements for a celebration of his life for family and friends will be made when it is safe to do so.

A full obituary / media brief and photographs are available here:
https://www.rupertneve.com/rupert-neve-obituary

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Rupert Neve Designs – oh, and one more thing. Meet the 5057 Orbit!

Rupert Neve Designs – oh, and one more thing. Meet the 5057 Orbit!

Meet the 5057 Orbit – a new 16-channel summing mixer that brings all the tone, power, and depth of a Rupert Neve console to a single rack space.

Firmly rooted in six decades of console design experience, the 5057 Orbit gives your mixes the legendary tonality, power, and wide-open soundstage that only Rupert Neve’s class-A analog summing can provide. Coupled with Rupert’s famous custom audio transformers and Silk Red & Blue circuitry for variable harmonic saturation, the Orbit launches sterile in-the-box mixes to new heights of tone, depth and clarity – without compromising the recallable convenience and repeatability of your DAW-based workflow.

Check out the entire Rupert Neve Designs Summing Lineup below:

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Black Lion Audio Introduce the New Revolution 2×2 Interface

Black Lion Audio Introduce the New Revolution 2×2 Interface

Revolution 2×2 is built with the most cutting edge, high-end ICs. High-end Vishay, Nichicon, and Wima capacitors are used throughout the entire circuit. All internal gain-staging has been optimized for the very lowest signal-to-noise ratio. All of the analog I/O has not only been built with the finest components, but are fully decoupled and balanced — right to the very core of the convertor! Most manufacturers do not follow this practice, and that allows extra noise contamination during both capture and playback.

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Rupert Neve Designs – New Look Summing Family with Shelford Faceplates

Rupert Neve Designs – New Look Summing Family with Shelford Faceplates

Rupert Neve Designs are excited to be debuting a new look for the products in their Summing family – the 5059 Satellite 16 x 2+2 Summing Mixer and 5060 Centerpiece 24 x 2 Desktop Mixer – both of which will now be shipping in the classic Shelford faceplate color.

Both products will begin shipping with their new color scheme in early February 2021.

Pre-order yours today!

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Sequential Announces Prophet®-5 and Prophet®-10 Desktop Modules

Sequential Announces Prophet®-5 and Prophet®-10 Desktop Modules

San Francisco, CA—Jan 12, 2021—Fast on the heels of the reintroduction of its legendary Prophet-5 synthesizer, Sequential today announced that it has created a desktop version of the acclaimed instrument. As with the keyboard version, the desktop model will be available in both five- and ten-voice configurations, dubbed the Prophet-5 desktop module and Prophet-10 desktop module, respectively. They feature the same authentic vintage sound and front-panel controls as the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 keyboards, but in a smaller form factor designed for portability and space-conscious studios.

“Our introduction of the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 Rev 4 keyboards has been hugely successful. At the same time, a lot of people have been asking us for an easy way to fit them into a smaller studio space or into a touring rig,” commented Sequential founder and original Prophet-5 designer Dave Smith. “It was an easy decision to create a desktop module to fill that need. The great thing is, we managed to fit the same big, ballsy sound of the full Prophet-5 into a desktop model. It sounds every bit as awesome.”

Like the original, the new Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 modules feature two multi-waveform analog oscillators, analog resonant low-pass filters and amplifiers, and a filter and amplifier envelope per voice. Modulation is provided by a multi-waveshape LFO and Poly Mod, a ground-breaking modulation scheme for its time that allowed the filter envelope and oscillator B to be routed to a variety of destinations including filter cutoff frequency, oscillator A frequency, and oscillator A pulse width.

And just like the new Prophet-5/10 Rev 4 keyboards, the modules feature genuine Curtis VCOs and filters as used in the Prophet-5 Rev 3, as well as the Dave Rossum-designed SSI 2140 filter — the modern counterpart of the original SSM 2040 Rossum designed in the Prophet-5 Rev 1 and Rev 2. A Rev switch on the front panel allows users to switch between the two as desired.

Also present is the new Vintage knob, which loosens up the oscillators, filters, and envelopes from voice to voice as they typically are in vintage Prophet-5s. Users can dial in progressively more vintage character from a very stable “4,” as in Prophet-5 Rev4, all the way to “1,” as in Prophet-5 Rev1, which was the most temperamental of all Prophet-5s. The original factory sound set is included as well.

Other modern enhancements include velocity sensitivity and aftertouch to increase expressiveness, as well as MIDI and USB connectivity. Control voltage and gate ins/outs are also present for connecting modular synths and other gear. The new modules are housed in a premium-quality, steel case with hand-oiled sustainable black walnut heartwood trim.

Both modules will be available in February.