Mix engineer Tommaso Colliva on recording Drones : “We had the bass cabs in the basement, which meant quite a long cable run, and for this reason we also had the mic pres in the basement, which usually were Neve 1081s, going into an [Teletronix] LA2A or [Empirical Labs] Distressor for compression, and then into insert returns on the desk, where we could apply some final level and EQ while bypassing the line amp on the desk.”more
In [this article](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan11/articles/it-0111.htm) Yvan Bing, sound engineer on Phil Collins' album, Going Back, says, "I used rackmounted Neve 1081R mic preamps for all recordings — they're based on the 1081, and I drove them pretty hard, with the meters always going into the red, to get some analogue distortion and saturation before going into the digital world."more
Much of the writing and recording of Vulnicura took place at Björk’s New York home, where she has the ultimate 21st Century studio. The total music–tech content consists of an Avid Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt system, Genelec 1032 monitors (“I like them a lot, they sound very creamy. But they can be deceptive, because everything sounds good in them. So you have to be a little careful.”), an M–Audio controller, a Telefunken ELAM 251 microphone and Neve 1081 mic preamp.more
With an Equipboard account you can rate this item, add it to your collection, submit a review to discuss what you like and dislike about it, and associate AMS Neve 1081 Mic Preamp & Equalizer to artists that use it. Create an account!