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Rupert Neve Visits Vintage King LA for Special “Pensado’s Place”

Industry Icon Meets LA Pro Audio Community and Shares Insights and History

Pictured center at VKLA are Rupert Neve and his wife Evelyn, with Dave Pensado (center) and enthusiastic fans Geoff Emerick, Lenise Bent, Will-Dog of Ozomatli, and others who met with the innovative electronics designer and his award-winning team. Photo by David Goggin.

Industry icon and renowned audio electronics inventor/designer Rupert Neve made a guest appearance at Vintage King Audio’s new Los Angeles showroom and studios to make an appearance on a special location edition of “Pensado’s Place,” the popular weekly webshow hosted by top mixing engineer Dave Pensado.

On hand to meet Neve were engineers Geoff Emerick, Lenise Bent, as well as Vintage King’s Tom Menrath, Shevy Shovlin, Erika Earl and dozens of enthusiasts who utilize Neve gear in their daily work. Rupert Neve Designs recently earned two TEC Awards at WinterNAMM for both the Portico II: Master Buss Processor and the 5059 Satellite 16_2+2 Summing Mixer, as well as a Pro Sound Network “Best of Show” award for one of the newly-announced 500-series pieces, the 542 Tape Emulator with Texture.

Mr. Neve says about his company, “We are dedicated to harnessing the hidden powers of human creativity in electronics, magnetism and sound to enable music to encompass the Earth with harmony and joy.”

Watch this special edition of “Pensado’s Place” at

Rupert Neve Designs, LLC, is nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, where all of their modules are crafted and painstakingly tested. A small team of dedicated engineers have designed a new range of Professional Audio Gear and systems based on both proven classic design concepts and modern innovations. This new range of gear is based on custom designed transformer and single sided amplification.

Top mixing engineer Dave Pensado (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, and more!) talks all things music and audio in his weekly show, Pensado’s Place. Dave gives you insights into his career and teaches you how to get that “platinum record” sound for your own mixes. The show includes interviews with top music industry artists,engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in depth tutorials in engineering and mixing.

Vintage King Audio is the world’s largest retailer of high-end new and vintage recording equipment, with a dedicated restoration center for servicing and preserving classic gear. The company’s product lines range from iconic collectibles to exciting new boutique products, including gear from such respected brands as Avid, Barefoot Sound, Shadow Hills Industries, Neve, Inward Connections, Helios, and ProAc. Through an experienced staff of engineers and seasoned musicians, Vintage King Audio provides the passion, know-how, and resources necessary to help clients make the most informed purchase possible. Vintage King customers can take advantage of free consultations all the way through to customized on-site turnkey installations, with a free warranty and lifetime support adding value to all work and products. While the company has maintained this customer-focused approach since its founding in the early 1990s, Vintage King surpasses the basic functions of an audio dealership, connecting with the professional audio community through holding events, panel discussions, and national product launches.
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