A music industry giant has died. Rupert Neve, one of the leading pioneers in creating the analog recording equipment that many a band used to record their albums over the years, has died at the age of 94.
"It is with great sadness that we announce that Rupert Neve, whose name is synonymous with quality audio recording equipment worldwide, has died," began a statement from Rupert Neve Designs. "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."