He was a brilliant man, and so generous. He three times built a company from scratch so that more people could access his sound. At each he trained the ENG staff so that they could think like he did about audio. AMS-Neve still has people he trained. He probably has more to do with what we think of as good recorded sound than any other person. HIs gear defined more than one era of what one would aspire to own. I wanted his latest work, and have 12 preamps and two channel strips from Rupert Neve Designs. They have been a joy to use. I have aspired to a 5088 for over a decade. His is the stuff of audio production dreams.