Audio Gear

The sound of Venus (Venera 14) Звук Венеры (Венера-14)

SOVIET SPACE PROGRAM (Космическая программа СССР)
Nov 6, 2015

As is known, the probes Venera (equipped with microphones) were the first to record the sounds of another celestial body.

More information here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFkIO… more photos of the surface of venus www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s9zN…

Most of the first half is filled with spacecraft operational noises. Then we get just the breeze. Sweet. An astounding achievement on so many levels.

This Is What The Surface Of Venus Sounds Like! Venera 14 Sound Recording 1982 (4K UHD)

V101 Science
Oct 29, 2020

Nearly 40 years ago Venera 14 landed on Venus and recorded the sound of its eerie, scorched surface. But what did it hear? Click of the video to find out! If you want to learn more about the Venera program then check out this awesome website – www.mentallandscape.com
Original audio recording – www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jZDW…

 

Sound of Perseverance Mars Rover Driving – Sol 16 (1:30 minutes) from r/PerseveranceRover

r/PerseveranceRover

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u/ma_che_ne_so
6 hours ago

Sound of Perseverance Mars Rover Driving – Sol 16 (1:30 minutes)

ma_che_ne_so
6 hours ago

The audio Is taken from the 16 minutes long file, and cut in the same part as the 90 seconds one. So same audio but no noise reduction

ma_che_ne_so
2 hours ago

“Perseverance’s engineering team continues to evaluate the source of the scratching noise, which may either be electromagnetic interference from one of the rover’s electronics boxes or interactions between the rover mobility system and the Martian surface” You can check everything

here

ma_che_ne_so
2 hours ago

No problem 🙂 In any case you can check nasa website to keep yourself informerd on all the cool stuff perseverance does

aerorich
1 hour ago

I have 3 theories:

  1. electrical interference. I want to compare the screeching with motor current draw and see if there’s a correlation (but I need to find the time!)

  2. high-frequency acoustics conducted through the structure (this will be nearly impossible to determine)

  3. friction in the port bogie pivot. The microphone is mounted on a cable support doohickey due-aft of the port bogie pivot, aimed directly at the pivot. We could be hearing the internal workings of that joint. I don’t think this is the case because we hear the screeching immediately when motion starts and telemetry shows no motion of the suspension. But again, I’d like to overlay the acoustics with telemetry to look for correlations.

One thing that would be cool would be to look at this data in the frequency domain. I wonder if the audio is at a frequency that’s a natural mode of the structure. Any audiophiles out there want to make an FFT of this audio?

Jack-O7
2 hours ago

It would be nice to show a sound/video recording of Perseverence on Earth to see what’s different and stuff..

1 hour ago

This is something that we’ve always wanted to do, but we do not have the EDLCam hardware installed on Optimism nor did we test this in ATLO due to scheduling constraints. I want to see if we can get it installed for a temporary test (think electronics zip-tied to the top of the chassis), to get a comparative data set, but I don’t think that’s in the cards for quite some time. That rover has a schedule worse than an overachieving kid with a helicopter-mom.

ma_che_ne_so
29 minutes ago

Are you really in perseverance team? I don’t know who trust, but you look real

aerorich
26 minutes ago

Yes. I’m the lead mobility systems engineer. I helped sequence this drive and recording. I don’t have any good “proof” since we are all still work from home.

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Awesome!

That creaking, though…

 

Mr Rupert Neve

The announcements from Rupert Neve Designs…

Rupert Neve, GRAMMY-Winning Audio Industry Icon, Dies at 94

Wimberley, Texas, February 13, 2021 — Rupert Neve, an innovator and business owner whose analog audio equipment designs have become an essential component in music recording, live sound production and home hi-fi systems, died on February 12, 2021 in Wimberley, Texas, due to non-Covid pneumonia and heart failure. He was 94.

Mr. Rupert Neve’s impact on the audio industry can hardly be overstated. It’s no exaggeration to say that millions of people worldwide listen to music every day that was produced using equipment incorporating Rupert’s designs somewhere in the process, from the vocal recording to the final mix, if not from beginning to end.

His designs, ranging from large-format mixing consoles to compact 500 series modules, are ubiquitous, and may be found anywhere from the largest production facilities to the most basic home studios. His audio hardware designs have also been reproduced as software plug-ins, making them available to anyone with access to a computer.

Rupert and his wife, Evelyn, moved to Wimberley in late 1994 and became U.S. citizens in 2002. In 2005, they acquired premises near where they had settled in the Texas Hill Country and established Rupert Neve Designs (RND).

Born in Newton Abbott, England, in 1926, Rupert showed an enthusiasm for electronics from an early age, repairing and building radios as a boy while growing up in Argentina. At the age of 17 he volunteered to serve during World War II, joining the Royal Signals, which provides communications support to the British Army. Returning to civilian life in England, he built a mobile system to record choral groups and public events onto lacquer disks. He also supplied public address systems for events involving Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and Winston Churchill.

Rupert’s contributions to the professional sound industry were recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Technical GRAMMY Award in 1997, an Audio Engineering Society Fellowship Award in 2006, 16 TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Awards for Rupert Neve Designs products, and Studio Sound magazine’s Audio Person of the Century Award, in 1999.

After working for Rediffusion, Ferguson Radio and a transformer manufacturer for a time, Rupert set up his first business, CQ Audio, manufacturing home hi-fi amplifiers and loudspeakers. In 1960, a composer in Ireland commissioned him to design and build his first audio mixing console — the piece of equipment with which he ultimately became synonymous. In 1961, Rupert and his wife established Neve Electronics.

Adopting the latest technology, Rupert designed his first transistor-based equalizer in 1964, then produced his first transistor mixing console, for Philips Records’ studios. In subsequent years, he designed and manufactured many of the iconic pieces of equipment for which he has since become celebrated, such as the Neve 80 and 50 series mixing desks. Years later, individual microphone preamp, equalizer and processing modules originally incorporated into those consoles, such as the 1073 and 1081, became highly prized for their sonic character. The relative scarcity of original modules has spawned a host of boutique manufacturers making reproduction units.

Rupert adopted digital technology in 1977, introducing the world’s first moving fader system, NECAM (NEve Computer Assisted Mixdown), and installing the first system at producer George Martin’s Air Studios in London. The Neve 81 series of mixing desks integrated digital assignable controls into an otherwise analog design.

Rupert and Evelyn sold the Neve Companies in 1975, by which time they employed 500 people worldwide with manufacturing locations in England and Scotland and sales offices across North America. Austria’s Siemens Corp. subsequently acquired the Neve brand from its new owner, later selling the company to AMS in England.

Rupert and Evelyn, now operating as ARN Consultants, established Focusrite Ltd. in 1985, producing outboard equipment and a large-format mixing console, of which just eight were made.

Part of the mission of ARN Consultants was to provide sound reinforcement and acoustics solutions in difficult environments such as churches and cathedrals. Rupert also developed techniques and equipment to enable the building of low-budget studios around the world. During the 1970s and ‘80s, he established the Cambridge Radio Course, an intensive residential course intended for Christian workers using radio to educate, inform and entertain their communities.

ARN Consultants moved on to work with Amek Systems and Controls Ltd. in Manchester, England. Rupert’s first design project was “The Equaliser,” a stereo mastering EQ produced by Amek under the Medici brand. That led to further collaboration with the manufacturer and the development of another large-format mixing console, the Amek 9098, and a line of outboard equipment derived from the analog desk designs. Rupert’s Transformer-Like Amplifier (TLA) design was integrated into several Amek mixing console lines.

Now operating from Wimberley, Texas, ARN Consultants worked on a number of projects, including Legendary Audio’s “The Masterpiece,” a modular mastering system. Rupert also became involved in the MI (musical instrument) market for the first time, designing a preamp and pickup assembly for Taylor Guitars. His first microphone designs were produced in 2011 when he partnered with sE Electronics to design the Rupert Neve Signature Series of active ribbon, condenser, and tube condenser microphones.

Rupert Neve Designs was founded in 2005. The company manufactures the 5088 analog mixing console and a range of rackmount and desktop processing, summing and other equipment, including the Portico, Portico II, and Shelford lines. In 2012 RND began producing equipment in the 500 series form factor and in 2018 Rupert released his first digital design, the RMP-D8 Dante-networked multichannel microphone preamp.

In 2011, Yamaha launched the first Rupert Neve Designs plug-ins, approved by Rupert, for its Steinberg platform. The plug-ins, emulations of the designer’s current and classic module circuits, have also been integrated into Yamaha’s CL Series and Rivage PM10 digital consoles for live sound production, another first for Rupert.

Rupert returned to his roots in 2019 with Fidelice, a new range of product from Rupert Neve Designs for the high-fidelity audio market. The line launched with a headphone amplifier, phono preamplifier and digital-to-analog converter.

Rupert is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Evelyn; five children, Mary, David, John, Stephen, and Ann; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A statement from Rupert Neve Designs is available here: https://www.rupertneve.com/news/rupert-neve-1926-2021

A timeline and history of Rupert and his companies are available here: https://www.rupertneve.com/company/history/

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Rupert Neve Designs is a US manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, and the culmination of over six decades of Mr. Neve’s legendary design work. With Rupert as their founder and mentor, RND’s team of engineers preserve the revered elements of his most prized vintage designs, while thoughtfully advancing and refining their feature sets to meet the needs of the modern recording engineer. All of the company’s recording and playback equipment is crafted to uphold the very highest standards of musical quality while providing practical, innovative solutions for the engineers, musicians, and audiophiles of today and beyond.

Company contact:
Rupert Neve Designs
PO Box 1969, Wimberley, TX 78676
Tel: (512) 847-3013
Fax: (512) 847-8869
E-mail: info@rupertneve.com

Rupert Neve
1926 – 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce that Rupert Neve, whose name is synonymous with quality audio recording equipment worldwide, has died. He remained in great spirits to the end, enjoying his life in Wimberley, Texas, where he and his wife Evelyn have lived for 27 years. At 94, Rupert remained engaged and passionate about his work, spending most days on a perpetual series of audio electronics projects and continuing to mentor our engineering team on numerous design and development projects.

From his earliest memories, Rupert had a love for music, electronics, and problem solving. These passions sparked a brilliant design career spanning over 80 years, during which he founded several historic companies, created the most revered analog audio equipment of all time, and became the most trusted name in sound. He received countless accolades, including a Lifetime Achievement Technical GRAMMY Award in 1997, Studio Sound Magazine’s Audio Person of the Century Award in 1999, an Audio Engineering Society Fellowship Award in 2006, and 16 TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Awards with Rupert Neve Designs.

“I’ve known and worked with Rupert for nearly 30 years,” said Josh Thomas, Rupert Neve Designs’ co-founder and general manager. “When Rupert, his wife Evelyn, and I sat at his kitchen table and founded Rupert Neve Designs 16 years ago, he had two goals. The first was to set a new standard in the quality of recorded sound, drawing upon his unparalleled depth of experience to create high-end solutions for the modern recording engineer, musician, and listener alike. The second was to pass on his philosophies, techniques, and methodologies to a new generation of designers to carry his life’s work and passion into the future.

“It was always assumed that the company would outlive him on this earth, and for 16 years he poured his energies into creating a team that would become the caretakers of the theories, practices, and ideologies that truly constitute a Rupert Neve design. All of us at the company are exceedingly grateful for the years of careful instruction and mentoring with which he has blessed us, and we will continue to preserve his legacy in everything we do moving forward. The world certainly sounds better because he was here.”

While Rupert’s passions for music, creativity, and insistence on exceptional quality have made an indelible mark on the fabric of the recording industry, his kindness and generosity made him a legend to us all. Through his designs and through the music created with them, his spirit will live on eternally. God bless you, Rupert.

Arrangements for a celebration of his life for family and friends will be made when it is safe to do so.

A full obituary / media brief and photographs are available here:
https://www.rupertneve.com/rupert-neve-obituary

Goodbye, Mr. Neve and thank you for everything, Sir.

 

marantz open reel

marantz open reel

marantz open reel

marantz open reel

Rarer than rare! Only a few were ever made and it was never produced for public consumption. I couldnt find much about them, even on gearslutz. I believe the the one on top was called the 7700. I want one, though, cuz I love open reel tape recorder / reproducers.

 

This Is What The Surface Of Venus Sounds Like! Venera 14 Sound Recording 1982 (4K UHD)

V101 Science
Oct 29, 2020

Nearly 40 years ago Venera 14 landed on Venus and recorded the sound of its eerie, scorched surface. But what did it hear? Click of the video to find out!
If you want to learn more about the Venera program then check out this awesome website – www.mentallandscape.com
Original audio recording – www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jZDW…
Music attribution – “Heat Death” by Simon Wilkinson at www.thebluemask.com (Purchased License)

Oh, yeah, baby, now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Venus! There’s clear evidence of LIFE on Venus, don’tcha know?!

I’m excited!

 

mars mic launch

Tomorrow, July 30 at approximately 7:50 a.m. EDT, NASA is planning to launch a mission to take the Perseverance rover to Mars. Settled among the millions of dollars of high-tech space equipment is a DPA 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone, an MMA-A Digital Audio Interface and an MMP-G Modular Active Cable, which will act as an ultra-transparent preamplifier.

dpaThe off-the-shelf microphone and audio interface will be the rover’s “ears” and the auditory part of the “brain” during the demanding and dangerous entry, descent and landing (EDL) part of the trip. The microphone’s mission is to capture sounds as the rover enters the Martian atmosphere and makes its way down to the planet surface.

Watch history in the making, live!

Follow the countdown and make sure to check out the other fun and educational information on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission page. You can even watch NASA’s Perseverance rover Launch to Mars on the NASA YouTube channel.

Let’s help give the 4006 (and the entire Perseverance rover) a proper send off and wish it well on its long and lonely 7-month journey!

Exploring the sounds of Mars

DPA Microphones is hitching a ride with the Mars 2020 Rover. What do we expect to hear?

Exploring the sounds of Mars.

Copyright © 2020 DPA Microphones, All rights reserved.

Exploring the sounds of Mars

DPA Microphones
Jan 8, 2019

DPA Microphones is hitching a ride with the Mars 2020 Rover. What do we expect to hear?

Dear readers, my dream has come true!

When I made enquiry a while ago, I was told they were going to put a mic up. And they have! BRAVO!

I am thrilled! Oh, yes, I am!

 

 
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“A pristine Will Vincent 300B power amp, built on a Dynaco chassis. Get a load of that input transformer!”

 

 
521f

 

521f

Ooh, here we go…

A rare BBC-spec Quad 521f power amp!

Well out of my price range at 1.4+ kilodollars on Reverb, even if things were normal, which they most definitely no longer are. It is assumed that this pricing is because of it’s rarity.

Like the uploader, I find the male inputs very weird and I would change them out to the proper female connectors. Why would the BBC specify such weirdness? Nice Speakons, usually the civilan 520f has XZLRs! Which is rather weird in itself.

Anyhoo, I would love one of these… Quad amplification is nothing short of legend.

 

 
Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

Augspurger Studio Monitors

 

Augspurger Studio Monitors

Pro Audio > Speakers > Augspurger
Augspurger Design Studio Monitor Mains TAD TL-1601b TH-4001 RCF 18″ Subs #28554
Very Good
Originally $27,995
Currently $19,995
29% price drop
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These monitors were handcrafted by Larry Jackson, the same master craftsman that produced the original Westlake Audio classics and current Ocean-Way high-end studio monitors. They were built from the original blueprints of the George Augspurger-designed monitors that were crafted for Michael Jackson’s Encino property studio.

(We do have the original copy of the actual blueprints from the Jackson studio that will be included with this listing)

In addition to following the spec of the original design, they were taken to the next level of performance with some very nice upgrades.

Seven stage process to deaden port material w/ hypo-allergenic foam in place of standard fiberglass insulation.
Most all hardware is Titanium
No particle board or MDF used in the building of the cabinets. Only select ‘true’ 1″ E. European plywood with 2×4 bracing and finished in real Pau Ferro Rosewood veneer
All internal wiring by Kimber Kable with an additional rubberized flex insulation overlay.
Original fitted with TAD TD-4001 Mid Frequency drivers. Over the course of 3 years of testing, including many drivers from JBL and other manufacturers, the McCauley proved the best.

Mains OCD T-215A serial #: 001A & 002A

2 – TAD TL-1601b 15″ low-frequency loudspeaker 8Ω Ohm
1 – McCauley 9620R-16 compression drivers 16Ω Ohm
TAD TH-4001 (original) wood mid-range horns
21″ x 33″ x 42″
263 lbs. each
Subwoofers OCD T-215B serial #: 001B & 002B

1 – RCF L18P400 Woofer 2000 Watt PGM 8Ω Ohm
22″ x 34″ x 42″
193 lbs. each
tweeters custom stand

2 – Altec 802 reissues
3″ x 5.5″ x 24″
12 lbs. each
speaker cables

6 – Kimber Kable 8vs 25′ each
24 lbs. total
ACCESSORIES: Includes 6 long run braided Kimber Kable Speakers cables and original Blueprint copies of Michael Jacksons Encino Studio monitors.

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent. The cabinets are very clean. T-215A 001A has a very small chip in the veneer on the face of the cabinet at its bottom edge. T-215A 002A has a dust cover that has a faint dimple and the mid horn has 2 small dings that have been covered with a black marker. The horns have a few small chips and nicks that noticeable upon close inspection.

The tweeters have scuffs on the outer housing from the way they’re mounted in the stands. The high-frequency input terminal gasket on T-215a 001A is a little loose, as the panel is missing two screws but does not affect operation at all. All 6 cables are in very good condition but a few of the tips need to be replaced. Overall in amazing condition!

WORKING CONDITION: Excellent. All cabinets are internally wired with very high-quality cable and components and sound phenomenal. The low-frequency cabinets are particularly robust, deep and impactful, while the mid-high cabinets give a graceful, deep soundstage. The additional tweeters finish the top octaves, bringing clarity and smooth detail to the picture. These speakers can go loud but sound excellent at any volume level. Overall in excellent condition!

ACTUAL WEIGHT: 960 lbs.

ACTUAL DIMS: 59″ x 77″ x 42″

FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD:This item is too large, too heavy, or too delicate to ship by standard shipping services and will be shipped by FREIGHT.

These speakers are already crated in two very large and heavy crates at our facility in North Hollywood. We are offering FREE shipping anywhere in the world!

We reserve the right to opt for Sea Cargo or Air Freight to terminal delivery for international shipments. This will require that you arrange for your own local service to pick up the crates at the Airport or Sea terminal at your own expense.

Please message us with your postal code and we’ll get back to you with the delivery options we can provide.

Just a bit of audio porn. Anything Augspurger is at the top of the world class class. And I love stuff like this. I dream of owning them just because they can truly reproduce the sounds of whatever we put through them. There are other companies that are cool, too, like the Ocean Ways and Westlakes mentioned above and super monitors like Barefoot, PMC, ATC and folks like that. Most are custom made for the individual studios. They are all, in a word, stunning. But Idk, I just dig Augspurgers.

 

 

The wonderful Joe Bonamassa will give me a commission if you buy this fantastic amp with this images link! Or, indeed any link to JB merch off of my site. Your help is appreciated and would be unprecedented.

 

Bless you..

 

 
cl-4

Ooo, baby, I want one… or two! Or three!

I have a CL-1, thanks to a kind Christmas gift from my brother and it enabled me to do my job better. Much, much better!

 

 
Chris Bell and Terry Manning in Ardent's Studio A

Chris Bell and Terry Manning in Ardent’s Studio A circa 1970s.

Looks like a Spectra Sonics desk!

 

 

Duo12V-Sub18

Augspurger Monitors

Feb. 9 2018

Just finished this Duo12V-Sub18 system for All In Entertainment’s new studio in Birmingham, AL! Artistic final custom to client’s vision!

It gets no better than Augsperger…

 

 

fairchild

Fairchild 670 compressor serial number 10. (!!!) Normally, the faceplates are pretty faded, but this one is pristine. Possibly a different finish used early on.

Wow. This was at the notorious Vintage King Audio. The uninitiated may be shocked to learn that this multi-decade old compressor is worth at least $30,000 and probably more because of the non-faded faceplate. Wow, indeed.

I worked on an audio / video installation at Mr. Fairchild’s apartment in Manhattan with a systems installation contractor I once worked for.

 

 

500 serie

A whole mess o’ sweet 500s, featuring A-Designs.

Just a dream, as is most of the audio porn you’ll find here.

 

 

nk sound

musicstudios

Is this gear heaven? 💦💦 – NK Sound Tonyo, @kingneeraj via @rupert_neve – it’s the world’s largest 5088 neve console installed in here.

[I am assuming that Tonyo is really Tokyo.]

 

capitol studios

ams_neve

Shooting with @stevegenewick at the legendary @capitolstudios today with @proaudioculture – talking all things.

Fabulous.