The rarity of these consoles makes them quite valuable. The classic Neve sound has featured on records by artists including Steely Dan, Nirvana, Megs McLean, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Quincy Jones, George Clinton, and Chick Corea.
A limited number of these consoles were ever made and there are now only a few select studios who have 8078 consoles still working perfectly after almost 30 years. These include:
However Air Studios recording studio in Montserrat founded by George Martin which recorded Dire Straits award-winning album Brothers in Arms was recorded on a custom-made Neve console (A4792) constructed in 1978 that removed many of the inadequacies of the 8078 series and is now in operation at Subterranean Sound Studios in Toronto, ON. Only three of these consoles were ever made with the other two originally installed at Air Studios in London. Air Lyndhurst still has one of the two remaining consoles in operation today; the other console is in use at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, B.C.