UK: Rupert Neve was the guest of honour at the latest event to mark the 60th anniversary of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS). The next instalment in this ongoing series will see a panel drawn from the manufacturing, recording studio and media publishing sectors discussing the role of effective marketing in building sustainable businesses, reports David Davies.
The Rupert Neve event - held at The Bath House in London's Dean Street at the end of March - found the audio legend discussing his long and distinguished career in illuminating detail. Beginning with his early career as a PA engineer in the south-west of England, Neve went on to relate the development of his many analogue recording consoles and the Portico series of audio modules.
"It was a great honour for the APRS to have Rupert, accompanied by his wife Evelyn, speak at one of the association's 60th anniversary year events," Dave Harries, APRS director and chairman of the Neve session, tells PSN-e. "He is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the audio industry - not just because he founded two console companies in his long career, Neve and Focusrite, but [because] he continues to be inspired to design audio products where the quality of sound is paramount above any other consideration."
As with the previous two events in the 60th anniversary series, an audio recording of the session is now available to APRS members at the association's website. Non-members can access free extracts.
The next event - to be held at the same venue on April 25 from 7pm - will be entitled 'Marketing-Media' and feature contributors including PSNE editor Dave Robinson.
Those interested in attending should register at the APRS website or simply turn up on the night.
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