Thirty number one singles, and more than 50 Top 10 albums kind of says it all
about Yoad Nevo. He’s an acclaimed producer, mixer, and plugin developer, and
works with a string of artists at his London hub, Nevo Sound Studios, on a daily
basis. Key to Nevo’s quick, dynamic workflow is his DiGiGrid DLS, which multitasks
in the studio just as much as the man himself.

Nevo must be one of the most technologically-orientated (and gifted) producers in
the business. His current way of working allows him to split his day into many
different segments, as opposed to the old days, which would often involve long

“I used to mix for a day, then come back in the morning for another half a day, and
the mix was done – unless you had to do recalls, and that was a nightmare,’ Nevo
explains. “These days, I’ll spend two hours on something, then do something else –
maybe some mastering – or listen to another mix, so it’s quite different to how
things used to be. I find a lot of my time is spent listening to stuff, and making
mental notes, because it’s so easy to manage the technical side of things. I have
people here [at Nevo Sound Studios] to help edit and prepare the mixes for me,
then when I come back here to the studio, it’s so easy to implement those notes.’

The studio has got so many facets, it’s difficult to know where it all starts and
finishes; and Nevo points out yet another: his DiGiGrid DLS setup, which wears a
few musical hats itself in the studio:

“On one hand, it’s a super-powerful soundcard,’ Nevo says, with a smile. “With just
one Ethernet cable connected to my computer, DiGiGrid drives all my HD I/Os.
However, it’s more than that. You can also connect it to another computer, and it
can serve as the other computer’s soundcard as well, at the same time, without
losing any of its resource. That, for me, makes it even more interesting, because
then you can link all the computers in the studio using one DLS, and they can all
talk to each other.’

This means if an artist is working in, for example, Pro Tools or Logic, and another
musician walks into Nevo Sound Studios wanting to bring in an Ableton session,
linking it all up is very straightforward.

“They can just plug straight into the DLS via an Ethernet cable, and then Ableton
becomes a part of your system too,’ Nevo explains. “So you can literally start
recording with it right away. DLS really has proven to be a very smart piece of kit,
and is now a key part of my studio workflow.’

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