Robin Porter represents an increasingly rarefied caliber of commitment to comprehensive design philosophies. Having joined the Neve team back in 1973 at just 18, he’s remained steadfast in his desire to explore the outer boundaries of recording possibilities, always looking to merch form and function without losing sight of the connective tissues that bridge the new and the old. To that end, he’s ascended to the rank of Chief Analog Designer — a well-deserved role. Given the hybridized approach taken in developing the 8424 console, who better to tell its tale than Robin himself? From the lineage of the 80 series to the nuance of the 842s unique voltage-summing capabilities, Robin and Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher talk all things sound design, studio scholarship, and Neve. Check it out!