AMS Neve dominates the 2013 Oscars

25th February 2013

For the first time in Academy Award history, every nominated film in the categories of Sound MixingMusic – Original Score and Animated Feature Film had audio produced using consoles from just one manufacturer – AMS Neve.
AMS Neve DFC and Neve 88RS consoles dominated the awards, being used to produce the sound for Oscar winners ArgoLes MisérablesLife of PiBraveand Skyfall.

The team of Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes were awarded an Oscar for Sound Mixing for Les Misérables, which was achieved using a DFC Gemini console at HALO and the film also featured a Score which was produced by using a Neve 88RS at Abbey Road.

Mychael Danna was the recipient of the Oscar for Music – Original Score for Life of Pi.  The Score was produced using the Neve 88RS console at Fox and the film also featured a Sound Mix produced using the AMS Neve DFC Gemini console at Fox.

Brave (Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman) took the Oscar for Animated Feature Film.  The film had a score produced using the Neve 88RS consoles at Abbey Road and Air Studios and a Sound Mix completed on the DFC Gemini console at Skywalker Sound.

With another massive achievement for British music, Adele and Paul Epworth received the Oscar for Music – Original Song for Skyfall, a track produced using Neve 88RS consoles at Abbey Road.  The film also featured a score produced using the Neve 88RS console at Abbey Road and a Sound Mix completed on the DFC Gemini at De Lane Lea.

Argo (Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers)deservedly won the Oscar for Best Picture. A Neve 88RS console at Capitol Records was used to produce the Score and a DFC Gemini system at Warner Bros was used to complete the Sound Mix for the film.

While not an award as such, the orchestra playing during the live awards was not actually at the ceremony but located at Capitol Records in LA – where a Neve 88RS and two Neve Genesys consoles are used.