Producer and sound designer Matia Simovich has redefined his workflow by installing a Neve®8424 console at his Los Angeles-based facility, Infinite Power Studio.
Supplied and installed by Neve partner Vintage King, the 8424 is ideally suited to Infinite Power’s control room because it has a small footprint while still delivering all the audio quality, automation and functionality of a much larger, traditional analogue desk.
“Initially I was looking at the Neve Genesys range but when I heard about the launch of the 8424, I arranged to demo the desk and quickly recognised that it was better suited to my needs,” Matia says.
“It offered everything I was used to on a large format mixer but it was scaled to a size that made more sense in a control room where space is tight.
“Also, I’ve spent many years making records on a different brand of console and I was looking for an alternative sound. The 8424 offered the traditional Neve blend of transformers on the mix bus but it was a lot punchier than I expected it to be.
“The sound is cleaner and there is more separation, plus the stereo image is huge. I realised this was the new sound I was looking for and now that I’ve started working on it, I am really happy with my choice.”
Matia Simovich began his audio career in San Fransisco where he quickly became prominent on the electronic and experimental music circuit.
He initially worked as an in-house producer and sound designer at Asphodel Studios/Recombinant Media Labs where he collaborated with the likes of M.I.A., Keith Hillebrandt (Nine Inch Nails) and Blixa Bargeld (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)