Ocean Way Hollywood, a longtime favorite recording venue for top artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan to MichaelJackson to Beck, has chosen an 84-input Neve 88R analog console to be installed later this month in its new Studio D of its Sunset Boulevard complex.
Ocean Way owner Allen Sides was amazed with the all-new Neve: “As an engineer, I’m known as a bit of a sonic perfectionist and somewhat difficult to please. And as a studio owner, I’m even more particular in that I can’t pitch anything that I don’t personally think is great. When I pulled up my first mix on this console, I was simply amazed at how great it sounded.”
Sides said that he was also impressed with the abundant features. “On a functional level, having an automated moving small fader, as well as a larger fader, and full 5.1 monitoring facilities made this console an easy choice.“