Neve introduces Genesys G3D for three dimensional mixing

Neve has launched the Genesys G3D system, designed to enhance the Genesys console by introducing Dolby Atmos mixing capability, approved by Dolby, via a combination of hardware and software innovations.

Dolby and Neve’s long-standing partnership previously led to innovations in the post-production industry, notably the Dolby Atmos integration into the film console, the DFC3D. Now, by working closely with the Dolby team once again, Neve has developed the first studio console for remotely controlling the Dolby Atmos technology.

The Genesys G3D allows for object-based mixing of analogue console audio, capable of controlling the metadata of 118 objects, via multiple control methods. The comprehensive software package is complemented by hardware upgrades, including a new SSD-based, 64-bit computer system – futureproofing the console for years to come. At the heart of the G3D system, the new G3D monitor panel features new touch-sensitive logicators, each with a 30 segment LED halo - 3D coordinates at a glance.

Over the years, the Neve Genesys has harnessed the power of DAW-based plugin automation. The new G3D system expands this capability by adding 3D positioning parameters to the Genesys ControlPlugin, allowing for object automation from within the DAW.

Meanwhile, the new Neve StarNet ADA16 can be remotely configured and controlled from the G3D system, allowing for hands on control of Dolby Atmos speaker levels directly from the console surface. The binaural headphone render can feed into the Genesys built-in headphone amp, integrating the Dolby Atmos system into the console, removing the need for awkwardly interfaced external gear.

The Genesys G3D hardware features a bank of new dedicated software-specific controls for the Dolby Atmos Renderer. Integrating software functions into a tactile hardware control surface allows for unparalleled control of the Dolby Atmos Renderer from the console surface, speeding up your workflow.

Joe Heaton, product specialist at AMS Neve said: "The Genesys G3D system has been one of the most exciting developments that the team have been working on over the past few years. The Genesys was already one of the most groundbreaking products in the studio market. However, by injecting our digital control expertise, we were once again able to innovate in this space further, introducing a powerful new system designed to benefit audio professionals as they enter the Dolby Atmos for Music Frontier.”