The Neve Genesys Black is a hybrid mixing console merging the legendary sound of Neve’s analogue circuitry with cutting-edge integration giving you everything you need at your fingertips. By including legendary microphone preamplifiers and highly revered analogue circuit design, the extensive digital control and connectivity puts Genesys Black at the creative heart of your studio.
To start, Genesys Black offers 8 channels of 1073 mic/line preamps, 16-channels DAW/Tape monitoring, hands-on DAW control for Pro Tools, Nuendo and more, 8 channels of Neve digitally controlled analogue 4-band EQ, (optional) 8 channels of Neve digitally controlled analogue VCA dynamics and channel A/D/D/A conversion via MADI, AES and FireWire formats.
In the beginning, there was analogue, and it was good. It was warm, it was intuitive, and Neve–with the industry’s favourite mic preamps, flying fader automation and hand-built-in-England quality and reliability–was the brand to own. If you could afford it.
A central touch screen, 6 auxiliary buses, 8 group buses, 2 main outputs, 4 effects returns, comprehensive metering, 5.1 monitoring, 2 cue mixes, talkback services and an integrated footprint with internal power supply provides all the power you need.
Genesys Black, hand-built in our UK factory, combines superb analogue design and true Neve preamp circuitry with hands-on DAW control and connectivity for Pro Tools, etc. And it’s modular, meaning you don’t have to wait until you can afford the full 32-fader system to become a Neve-equipped studio. In its basic 8-channel configuration you get 8 channels of mic/line preamps plus 16 channels of DAW control and 16-channel analogue summing at mixdown. And eight auxiliary buses, and eight group buses. And 5.1 monitoring.
The Neve Genesys Black is a digitally controlled analogue recording console with total integration with the studio environment and the digital audio workstations of your choice.
There’s a ‘classic Neve’ look and feel to the controls, but take a closer look and you’ll see they’re ultra modern too: every switch is ‘soft’. The benefits go far beyond letting you customize your set up to suit the way you work. It also means every routing decision and every switch setting can be saved and instantaneously reset. Add the legendary sounding Neve analogue EQ and optional dynamics cassettes and you can instantly recall these settings too. Just think of the reconfiguration time that saves when you’re juggling multiple projects in your studio.
The Neve Genesys Black features up to 32 mono inputs with 8 channel strips including the legendary 1073 mic preamps, 4-band EQ taken from the legendary 88RS although 1084EQs can be fitted instead giving you the much sought after Neve sound while giving you a lot of option to add your own outboard. For larger mixing sessions, the Genesys Black’s 32 mono inputs can be used into the stereo mix with two insert per channel strip. Additional I/O include eight group buses with their own dedicated faders, two main outputs, four stereo returns, two cue mixes, and talkback functionality.
DAW controls are accessible on the central high-quality touchscreen and 16 faders below offering unparalleled flexibility to suit your workflow. Compatible with PC and Mac, the plug-and-play touchscreen gives you absolute control of your session elegantly offering much needed convenience to the process. Precision Metering is also included with 16 split meters capable of showing all 32 channels giving you quick access to all the information you require for an increased workflow.
With 32 motorised faders, the Genesys Black is designed to adapt to your needs. In tracking mode, the first eight faders on the left control your inputs while the central sixteen help give you control over your DAW. The final eight faders are used for all your auxes needs. In DAW (or mixing mode), all the 32 faders control all 32 channels with DAW-automation.
The monitor section is directly inspired by the highly praised 88RS console and features two sets of mono, stereo and 5.1 offering a wide choice of monitoring options. 5.1 external sources can also be used in the monitoring section should you need to.
Such a modern console needs high-quality converters to fit into the modern workflow and the Neve Genesys Black is no exception using the same converters found in the Neve 1073 DPD working at sample rates up to 192 kHz. Digital I/Os also include Firewire, AES and MADI connectivity. Three DA paths within each channel strip, two inputs and a direct output, can be fed to and from the AD converters.
The Neve Genesys Black is also future proof thanks to several possible upgrades from complete AD/DA on all monitor outputs, EQ and Dynamic options.