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Customer Reviews 370 Reviews

4.74 out of 5 stars

by P. Martinez (8/27/2015):

Haven't worked on an 88RS in a while. I love the legacy version and held off buying… Read more

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Overview

Neve® Classic Console Plug-In Bundle

The EQ and Dynamics from Neve's Flagship Analogue Console, Paired with the Legendary Neve Stereo Buss Compressor. 

With the Neve® Classic Console Bundle, two major elements of classic Neve sound are within easy reach of anyone recording on Mac and PC. For those unacquainted, Neve England has been regarded as one of the most respected names in audio recording equipment for 40 years, among veterans of both the music and film industries. Universal Audio is proud to offer the most accurate — and notably, the only fully licensed and endorsed — software emulations of some of Neve’s most revered hardware products. 

Neve 88RS

Neve® 88RS Channel Strip Plug-In

In 2001, Neve launched the 88 Series: a new, large-format analog console that represented the best of all Neve designs that came before it. Considered by many professionals to be the ultimate analog console, the 88R's open, musical sound and powerful dynamics features place it among the best-sounding audio consoles in history, at any price. Learn why legendary studios including Ocean Way, Abbey Road, AIR, The Village, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Skywalker Sound choose the 88 Series with Universal Audio's painstakingly emulated 88RS Channel Strip plug-in.

Neve 33609

Neve® 33609 / 33609SE Compressor Plug-In

Derived from the original Neve 2254 compressor, circa 1969, the 33609 stereo buss compressor/limiter utilizes a bridged-diode gain reduction circuit and many custom transformers for a uniquely "colourful" sound. The UAD Neve 33609 is the only Neve-sanctioned software recreation of the Neve 33609 (rev C). Every detail of the original unit is captured, to match the sonic results and musicality of its hardware counterpart with absolute precision. Essential for buss processing, drum groups, and even full mixes, the 33609 plug-in includes a DSP-optimized 33609SE which allows for higher instance counts.

Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide and the latest version of the UAD Powered Plug-In Software (available here).

$449.00

Reviews

Reviews

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  • Jim James

    My Morning Jacket

    "The UAD Powered Plug-ins collection is such a great tool kit. So many tools under one roof and all at your fingertips in a fraction of a second."

    Ronnie Vanucci

    The Killers

    "The UAD plug-ins allow us [The Killers] to get into the wheelhouse of the sounds of yesteryear. It's another instrument in the band these days."

    Ivan Barias

    (Musiq Soulchild, Faith Evans)

    “The UAD-2 is the 21st century musician's best friend."

    Darrell Thorp

    (Beck, Radiohead, Charlotte Gainsbourg)

    "Knowing the abilities of the DSP and the incredible quality and tonality of the plug-ins, the UAD-2 has become such a first response tool in my everyday recording and mixing."

    Peter Kirn

    Create Digital Music

    "It’s difficult to describe UA’s plug-ins until you’ve tried them. It’s a bit like having chocolate sauce at your disposal, sonically speaking."

  • Garrett Haines

    (Tape Op Magazine)

    "Universal Audio’s achievements in capturing the sonics of equalization, transformers, and control interaction need to be recognized. This goes beyond software models; they’re getting to the heart of the gear."

    Matt Knobel

    (Lenny Kravitz)

    "The family of effects that I have with my UAD-2 is incomparable with any other when it comes to working in the box yet having an 'out of boxy experience'."

    Paul Moak

    (Third Day, Matthew Mayfield)

    "The flexibility is priceless and has won me over on UAD for life. Thanks for making a great product!"

    Jose Cancela & Amy Marie Beauchamp

    (HBO Sports, NFL, NBA)

    “The UAD-2 has time and time again given sterile samples warmth, depth and brilliance."

    Garrett "Jacknife" Lee

    (R.E.M., The Cars)

    "I @#$%ing love my UAD-2 card! Doing my first proper mix [The Cars] with it. Wow! How did i do without it?"

  • Greg Parkin

    (Capitol Studios & Mastering)

    “It is fitting that UA continues to provide a platform for our engineers to innovate."

    Hank Shocklee

    (Public Enemy)

    “I like to use the UAD plug-ins to their extremes and push them to get the crazy sound I use to set my productions apart."

    Jono Buchanan

    Future Music (UK)

    "The accuracy & quality of [UA's] recent additions [shows] their recreations of classic hardware are only improving."

    Ivan Barias

    (Musiq Soulchild)

    "UAD is my new secret weapon in the studio. I get everything to sound the way I always wanted, way before the mixing."

    Ivan Barias

    (Keyshia Cole, 2Pac)

    "Before UAD life in the studio was like television before HD. Everything sounds incredibly detailed now."

  • John Paterno

    (Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt)

    "This [UAD-2] is a 'game changer' for me ... The sound, responsiveness, and detail [of the plug-ins] are great!"

    Nathaniel Kunkel

    (Lyle Lovett, Nirvana)

    "With the UAD-2, UA has provided something that I have been missing from my plugs for a long time: inspiration."

    J.J. Blair

    (Rod Stewart, George Benson)

    "I was never into mixing completely in the box until I started using UAD cards ... I'm loving it more and more."

    Jim Dalrymple

    (The Loop)

    "[I use] the Fairchild Compressor, Neve 1081, Neve 1073, LA-2A and the 1176 Compressor. They all give you something different."

    Jim Dalrymple

    (Macworld)

    "While there are a lot of plug-in choices [on the market], I have found none better than Universal Audio."

  • Eli Janney

    (Wilco, Wheat)

    "I’m heavily into the [UAD-2] cards. They just sound really, really good ... the new cards give you a lot of horsepower."

    Vance Powell

    (The Raconteurs, Jars of Clay)

    "The UAD-2 is the first plug-in set that replaces gear I own, hardware-wise, and that's a big deal."

    John Baccigaluppi

    (TapeOp Magazine)

    "[With the UAD-2] ... everything worked perfectly with the sonic quality we’ve come to expect from the UAD series."

    David Grissom

    (Mellencamp, Buddy Guy)

    "The UAD-2 plug-ins have become the backbone of my mixes ... I've been able to eliminate my console altogether."

    Frank Filipetti

    (James Taylor, Rod Stewart)

    “I wish more companies paid attention to what you guys are doing at UA ... it's right on the money."

  • Ulrich Wild

    (Pantera)

    "The new UAD-2 cards are extremely powerful ... I completely abandoned analog gear for mixing and I rely heavily on this system"

    Ryan West

    (Kanye West, T.I., T-Pain)

    "I'm not sure what mathematical voodoo they do over there [at UA], but I like it and I won't mix without it."

    Rik Simpson

    (Coldplay)

    "The sound of the UAD software is the closest thing in analog modeling ... it actually sounds like the real gear."

    Frank Filipetti

    (Carly Simon)

    "I go to my UAD plug-ins just as naturally as I do any hardware ... UAD is now an essential part of my mixing arsenal"

    Hank Shocklee

    (Public Enemy)

    "I can surely say that working with the UAD family of plug-ins has greatly increased the sound of my projects"

  • Nathaniel Kunkel

    (Sting)

    "I use my UAD cards every time I mix ... the quality of the plug-ins make mixing 'in the box' not only easier, but really fun."

    Frank Filipetti

    (Carly Simon, Korn)

    "I don't need anything else to mix with, other than the UAD plug-ins. Everything else I use is hardware."

    Nathaniel Kunkel

    (James Taylor, Lyle Lovett)

    "The thing that I feel no one's really talking about is that this [the UAD-2] is a paradigm shift."

    Elliot Mazer

    (Neil Young)

    "I can mix anyplace with my UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop. I get to use the same UAD plug-ins on my portable that I use on my big MacPro."

    Stuart Price

    (The Killers)

    "You judge [the UAD-2] by how many people you recommend it to, and everyone I have worked with has now gone and got one."

  • Gavin Monaghan

    (The Twang)

    "I'd never even think of tackling a session without UAD plug-ins."

    Charlie Clouser

    (NIN, "Saw" Soundtracks)

    "The UAD-2 provides so much DSP that I can really lay the plug-ins on thick without giving it a second thought"

    Paul Moak

    (Third Day, Matthew Mayfield)

    "As an analog junkie and an audiofile, this [UAD-2] is the best of both worlds for me."

    Ryan Hewitt

    (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

    "So now I have my UAD on everything, and I'm using the EMT 140 and the EMT 250 as effects. It's so much easier."

    Neil Mclellan

    (TapeOp)

    "I've recommended the UAD platform to all of my friends, and once they heard it, there was no looking back."

  • John Paterno

    (Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt)

    "The sound of these [UAD Powered Plug-Ins] will definitely change the way I approach mixing in the computer."

    D. James Goodwin

    (The Bravery)

    "When I finally decided to try the UAD platform, I was immediately floored by the realism. These things sounded amazing."

    Ed MacFarlane

    (Friendly Fires)

    "[I use] the 6176 as my preamp & compressor, and I've been using the UAD plug-ins once the track's in the computer."

    Paul White

    (Sound On Sound)

    "UA has given their UAD-2 platform extra appeal with yet more accurate recreations of classic studio hardware ..."

    D. James Goodwin

    (The Bravery)

    "I decided to sell my hardware SPL TD4, and my vintage dbx 160 rack, because the UAD became my go-to choice. Bravo to UA"

  • Paul White

    (Sound On Sound)

    "[Cooper Time Cube, EMT 250, or FATSO] ... for the real vintage character, I don't think UA have any rivals at the moment."

    J.J. Blair

    (Rod Stewart, George Benson)

    "Way to go, Universal Audio! Thanks for helping me achieve the sounds in the box that I really want to hear."

    D. James Goodwin

    (The Bravery)

    "UAD plug-ins are my new benchmark for how processors should sound, look, and function.”

    Jim Dalrymple

    (The Loop)

    "I find that the UA plug-ins allow me to control that [dynamic] range of frequencies better than anything else."

    JR Hutson

    (Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild)

    "[Once] I got the UAD Powered Plug-Ins, I can get things so much closer to what they're supposed to sound like."

  • Roy Davis Jr.

    "A mix is not complete without UAD Powered Plug-Ins on it!!!"

    Justin Niebank

    (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts)

    “[W]hen you came out with the UAD-2, I jumped on that, even before the software came out. I adore it.”

    Frederick Norén

    (Sound on Sound)

    "[For DSP-based systems]...the UAD2 platform is a good alternative, with great-sounding, humanely priced plug-ins."

    Eli Crews

    (Electronic Musician)

    "With the UAD-2, Universal Audio has made one of the most attractive plug-in families even harder to live without."

    Cian Ciaran

    (Super Furry Animals)

    "[With the UAD-2] It's like having the right tools to do the right job ... Because you know all the gear's quality."

  • Jason Blum

    (Remix Magazine)

    "The only thing better than UAD plug-ins is more of them."

    Paul Vnuk, Jr.

    (Recording Magazine)

    "The UAD-2 ... is a huge improvement over everything that made the UAD-1 the leader in its class."

    Mike Senior

    (Sound on Sound)

    "Universal Audio are a force to be reckoned with in terms of the quality of their audio processing"

    Mike Senior

    (Sound On Sound)

    "UAD-2 is an enormous leap forward from the UAD-1"

    Craig Anderton

    (EQ Magazine)

    "The UAD concept [is] the 21st century equivalent of a rack of special-purpose processors ... maybe even an entire mixer."

  • Craig Anderton

    (Keyboard)

    "The UAD-2 is much more powerful than the original ... the UAD concept is no longer to just replace a few cool pieces of gear"

    Craig Anderton

    (EQ Magazine)

    "It's the strikingly realistic, and musical, emulations of vintage (and not so vintage) gear [that hooks people on the UAD-2]."

    Barry Rudolph

    (Mix Magazine)

    "The UAD-2 breaks all the UAD-1's limitations ... it's a dream come true for all DAW users.”

    Rob James

    (Resolution Magazine)

    "[UAD Powered Plug-Ins] have more character than many native or TDM plug-ins, while being a great deal more affordable."

    Future Publishing

    (MusicRadar.com)

    "Offering several times the power of the UAD-1, this powered plug-in system is very impressive."

  • Andy Hong

    (TapeOp)

    "I'd have to say that the UAD plug-ins blow similar TDM plug-ins out of the water"

    Jono Buchanan

    (Future Music UK)

    "It's now possible to turn your DAW into a full Neve console, for a fraction of the cost of a real desk."

    David Riggs

    "There is a God and he uses the UAD plugins. The best set of plug-ins anywhere. Period."

    Mike Senior

    (Sound on Sound)

    "The UAD-2 gives access to some of the best-sounding analogue emulation plug-ins available ... a mouth-watering prospect."

    Geoff Sanoff

    (Pro Sound News)

    "I keep saying to people that plug-ins are only going to get better, and UAD keeps proving me right."

  • Carmen Rizzo

    "I make a living with the UA plug-ins, because I use them every single day on every session."

    Matt Boudreau

    (Keith Urban)

    "The bottom line is, it's got so much more power ... it allowed me to use whatever plug-in I wanted, whenever I wanted"

    Matt Knobel

    (Lenny Kravitz)

    "With the UAD-2 , you put it on and it sounds like a Fairchild. It makes it so much easier to get what you're looking for."

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    88RS in my production studio!!!
    by P. Martinez(Thursday 27 August, 2015)

    Haven't worked on an 88RS in a while. I love the legacy version and held off buying this version for a bit cause I didn't see the need. I rolled the dice and bought it. I definitely does make a difference having this plug in on the mic pre. Sounds smooth with all sources hitting the pre. I… Read More

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    Sehr guter Compressor, very good compressor
    by P. Riehle(Monday 24 August, 2015)

    Sehr guter Kompressor mit Neve Eigenklang. Ich nehme ihn sowohl für Einzelspuren als auch für die Summe, passt meistens. Wer einen Kompressor sucht der leicht färbt (positiv) der ist hier richtig .Gut finde ich auch die Se Version, die einen etwas anderen Klang hat, der für mich manchmal… Read More

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    Amazing!
    by C. Nedzynski(Friday 14 August, 2015)

    I bought the Legacy version of this and used it a lot, so was a bit gutted when I found out I had to shell out $150 for the new version. However, it really is worth it. The sound is more open and has that analogue drive you want. I also love the 1073 equipment and pre, but this is that bit… Read More

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    Great Plugin - but the upgrade costs...
    by C. Chastain(Friday 14 August, 2015)

    This plug is excellent for dialing in saturated vocals. The harmonics never seem to get out of hand - and I've been shocked to see how hard I've pushed the EQ when doing mix revisions a few days later. It the real deal. Read More

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    Outstanding Emulation - QUIT WHINING!
    by L. Pimentel(Wednesday 12 August, 2015)

    You people should be ashamed of yourselves by rating the product so low just because you don't wanna pay the upgrade fee. It is worth the $149. It adds new features. Why complain about it when they are adding UNISON to the Channel Strip? Same thing happened to the 1073 and the reviews… Read More

$449.00

Docs

Apollo Software Manual (Thunderbolt)

Apollo Software Manual (FireWire)

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog

$449.00