Mark Crabtree OBE
Mark Crabtree, who received a Masters in Digital Electronics at Manchester in 1974, is the founder and managing director of AMS Neve, a leading manufacturer of audio technology equipment. Its mixing desks and audio processors are considered the best in the world, used and owned by many global artists such as The Police, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams.
In the video Mark's discusses his background, the development of his company, and the role it had in the invention of sampling - and technology which led to the iPod. And how his wife answered the phone and took a message from Kate Bush!
Mark received an OBE for services to advanced manufacturing and creative industries in 2014, and received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the university in 2015. For more information on the award, see the Press Release