1970 A legend is born. The worlds most famous and desirable mic pre, the 1073, is designed for the Wessex A88 Console.
1973 Neve releases the 8048 console featuring the 1081 module.
1974 Neve manufactures the first digital solid state audio routing console for the South African Broadcast Corporation.
1976 Advanced Music Systems (AMS) is established by aerospace engineers with a passion for sound, its manipulation and control. The DM2-20 Tape Phase Simulator is the first product and is bought by ELO, 10cc and Sir Paul McCartney, who first used it on the London Town album.
1976 David Bowie records Heroes on the Neve desk at Queen's Mountain Recording Studio. The console is used by a vast number of high profile artists including Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and Deep Purple.
1977 Neve installs the world's first moving fader automation system, Necam (Neve Computer Assisted Mixdown) at London's Air Studios.
1978 AMS Introduces the worlds first microprocessor controlled digital delay line full bandwidth, 15-bit. Later, 'loop triggering' is added, launching the sampling revolution. Dual pitch changers and up to 32 seconds of delay/recording complete the picture.