AES 2015: AMS Neve bows BCM10/2 MK2

AMS Neve is using the AES Convention in New York to launch the BCM10/2 MK2, an updated version of the classic BCM10 console that has become a favourite of many users as a ‘sidecar’ for larger studios.

The original was powered by Neve 1073 mic pres and EQ, along with 1272 summing mixers, and the new model offers all the design characteristics, genuine Neve modules and sound quality of its predecessor, but with additional convenient features for modern day recording, as well as a new 1952 switching unit.

The BCM10/2 MK2 Limited Edition is available in 10-, 16-, 24- and 32-channel configurations, each utilising Class A topology. Four Auxes, a Stereo Cue, and a Stereo Main Mix Bus are featured, in addition to three stereo and one 5.1 selectable loudspeaker output sets, two stereo reverb returns with width, mono and balance controls and two mono DI to bus inputs.

All models feature a ‘Comprehensive’ Solo system with destructive and safe/isolate modes, Main Mix output insertion with IMR (Insert Mix Return) parallel processing controls, and two 500-series slots fitted with Neve 2264ALB compressors, patchable or selectable across the Mix Bus.

The BCM10/2 MK2 also boasts a monitor section feeding stereo and 5.1 outputs with passive 24 position gold plated monitor level control and easy installation thanks to 25-way D-sub connectivity.

First deliveries of the BCM10/2 MK2 are due to ship later this year.