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  • 1 of 1 found this helpful.
    The plugin is great but !!

    by J. Harris. 5 out of 5 stars

    IMHO... the plugin is great. Sounds like a Neve should sound and honestly, it makes me feel good once again that I when with the UAD platform. Here is the but... as one of the first purchasers of the Apollo once again I feel slighted. First I missed out on the standard Thunderbolt option, next I messed out on the standard analog collection that now comes with Apollos. Most of those I had to buy but I still don't have the Fairchild because legacy owners didn't receive the upgrade. I also missed out on all the plug promotions after I bought mine. So IMHO this plugin is worth the money but please don't forget your first purchasers of the Apollo who have missed out on so much. (Console 2.0 also) thanks!! I appreciate coupons but another $150 ??


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  • 4 of 4 found this helpful.
    It really is a lot better

    by J. Lawrence. 5 out of 5 stars

    I too am really quite frustrated at having to pay $150 for an upgrade and do wish that UA was a bit more merciful with their customers regarding this.

    But that said, the quality of this new plugin is incredible. I have been AB-ing it on a master channel with the old plugin using the exact settings and the difference really is night and day. The old Neve 88RS (now Legacy) really sounds flat, muddy and lifeless compared to the new one.

    The new 88RS plug-in has a clarity to it that is outstanding. The EQ brings out a pristine quality to the sound and a presence that the old plug-in just can't match and I even detected a more pleasant dynamic range let through.

    Note: the new plug now uses 12% of DSP resources on a UAD-2 quad.


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  • 3 of 3 found this helpful.
    Golden

    by D. Kayser. 5 out of 5 stars

    They really delivered on this one. Even though I have the legacy version after demo'ing this I purchased it right away. Sounds great!!


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  • 3 of 3 found this helpful.
    5 Stars!! The Best Channel Strip Period So Far!!

    by M. Penn. 5 out of 5 stars

    Universal Audio Deserves the Price for this Update and with Preamp.. You wouldn't be able to get this sound probably under a $1000 with the functionality. So $299-$149 is worth it and what i will do with yours and my mix..

    Definitely Buying this shortly!!!

    Thanks UA Please release the SSL Channel Strip NEXT !!

    Thanks ;-)


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  • 2 of 2 found this helpful.
    This is the truth!!!!

    by A. Smith. 5 out of 5 stars

    This plugin is superior!! The sound quality and new layout is perfect!! I've only used this on vocals so my opinion may be a bit shallow, but what this does and how easy it does it!!! PERFECT. I was initially disappointed with the price because I have the legacy version, but after hearing the two, the price is justified, and I didn't loose my other plugin! UAD Keep the plugins coming!!


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  • 2 of 2 found this helpful.
    Excellent plugin but high DSP usage

    by H. Petersson. 4 out of 5 stars

    This is an excellent plugin. One of UAs best work to date. The input stage is clean, accurate and warm. Great sounding filters and EQ. Perfectly usable compressor and gate. All in all it sounds fantastic, and there is very little that can match it in terms of quality.

    The only thing that takes away one star is the DSP consumption which is a bit too high to make this really usable as a mixing plugin unless you have at least two octos. It is twice the API Vision strip.
    It would not have been a problem is DSP was cheaper, but this is beyond the budget of many users.
    If there was a way to bypass the input stage to save some DSP it would make it a little bit more usable.


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  • 4 of 4 found this helpful.
    A stunning facelift - pure Neve goodness

    by N. Wilkes. 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the hype on this one - grab it and hear it for yourself.
    Of all thew Mk II versions released so far this one for me is the winner, and the 88RS now sounds like the board it is modelled from. I like the GUI redesign (signal flow is now more intuitive) and the tweaks done under the hood have really made this strip into something special and very usable on a lot of things - it sounds equally fantastic on Bass, Piano, Vocals & Guitars. My only gripe is the lack of an input meter (and you should be aware the output meter is post VCA but Pre-output dial). The compressor no longer seems to snatch at the audio in that SSL manner, and the EQ is so musical it's a joy.
    An excellent upgrade & highly recommended to all Neve lovers


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    Simply ... Wow!!

    by c. may. 5 out of 5 stars

    I have never written a UAD review. AND The last thing I needed to do was buy another UAD plug – meaning, I have most of them. And considering I have the original and almost never used it, why again? Well, this plug beat nearly every plug-in in shoot-outs I staged with previous mixes – meaning, where I might have placed 2-3 plugs in concert, the 88RS – hands down – took the prize. This emulation is the very manifestation of the reason I invested in this platform in the beginning. This plug is the most amazing thing I have ever worked with. Kudos to the entire team behind it. The UAD 88RS is amazing! And if you are staiil standing in the wings


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  • 2 of 2 found this helpful.
    THE go-to plugin from now on

    by I. Kiyashko. 5 out of 5 stars

    I tried every UAD channel strip, but this is by far the best. The sound you get from this resembles real analog so much more! I have been trying to get a decent plugin chain for my U47 voice recordings, previously stopped at using the Summit compressor. BUT when I put this one on - I was amazed. Neve has one of the best software compressors ever and an amazingly fat, but transparent & musical EQ. As far as ITB mixing goes, I think that for now this is as close as emulating analog goes. This will be used on every channel from now on. Hands down, it kills any other console channel strips with ease. Oh, and try doing some filtering / correction with Oxford EQ after this and you will be impressed ;-))


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  • 3 of 3 found this helpful.
    Blown Away!

    by J. Schmelzer. 5 out of 5 stars

    I demoed this new channel strip for a few hours and realized it was a definite buy! The sound of the filters sold me. Super clean and unobtrusive. I love being able to use it with unision tech as a mic pre as well. It's amazing when you think about everything you get with this plug: Preamp, EQ, Compressor, and Gate/Expander. You could literally mix a record with this plugin and it would sound awesome! If you're new to Apollo I'd recommend this or the API vision for sheer flexibility and usefulness. I do prefer this to the API though. I even used it on my mix buss and loved the result!


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  • 2 of 2 found this helpful.
    Does Everything Better

    by J. Roger. 5 out of 5 stars

    After spending a couple days with this I've basically decided this plug-in does everything better than every other one of my plug-ins. I also own and regularly use most of UA's other plugins.
    It's a lot better than the old 88RS too. Huge release. Definitely buying.


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  • 6 of 6 found this helpful.
    Wow!!!

    by . . 5 out of 5 stars

    Iám new to UAD plug ins, and i sit here 3 days and compare the API, SSL E and the Neve 88RS ( now ) legacy. I try to decide wich CS works well for me and my music. My result Neve 88RS. Today i visit the UAD site, and surprise...... a new version is available :D
    After install and compare both versions i must say....WOW!!!...what a transparency, so nice and warm. The new 88RS melt the sound together. The low end ist much tighter and smoother. Time for me, to get this new version of the Neve 88RS.


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  • 1 of 1 found this helpful.
    neve 88rs

    by G. Cudjoe . 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good for aud plugins,put this little gem on all your channels then tweak for superb results (if you know what your doin),warm neve sound,10 out of 10 again uad.


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  • 1 of 1 found this helpful.
    The next strip to go Unison? Lets hope so.

    by M. Gustafson . 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a very powerful Channel indeed. I can't get over the Gate let alone the EQ and Compressor. Like all UA plugins this is pure quality. I am now holding my breath for this to be converted to a Unison Channel so I can use it on the way in as a Mic Pre.


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  • 2 of 2 found this helpful.
    Neve 33609 The professional must-have Compressor/limiter

    by R. Edwards . 5 out of 5 stars

    I've used and owned the hardware versions of the Neve 33609 since they were first available. Without doubt, this plug-in is indistinguishable from my favourite hardware.
    There hardly a broadcast mix that wouldn't benefit by using this across the final output. A work of genius in emulating the work of a genius.


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  • 1 of 1 found this helpful.
    JBCALVIN

    by J. B. . 5 out of 5 stars

    VERY VERY COOL. USE IT A LOT. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE? I USE A LOT OF TUBES, IT COMPLIMENTS EVERYTHING! MAKE GREAT HIGH PRICE OUT BOARD GEAR SHINE!
    JC


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  • 3 of 3 found this helpful.
    Only channel strip u need

    by M. Åkesson . 5 out of 5 stars

    When I tried this plugin for the first time it wasn´t the Eq or the compressor that impressed me the most. It was the expander/gate. It´s simply put incredible! However the Eq has that sweet Neve sound that you would expect and the compressor is responsive and accurate. It´s my go to plugin in every session.


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  • 1 of 1 found this helpful.
    So much bang for your buck

    by J. Moreland . 5 out of 5 stars

    Over the years I've gathered quite an affinity for Neve's "quirky" EQ's. There is something oddly unconventional about Neve designed equalizers. The normal rules of thumb used with all other EQ's just don't seem to apply to them. Instead, one has to move the knobs around (while listening closely) and soon enough your targeted tracks are taking their rightful place in your mix. The 88RS plug has that "magic" quality in it's EQ section. And with it's euphonious compressor and gate components too. This plug adds a smooth, "analog" sound to everything I've run through it (and I run almost everything through it). That it uses so little UAD processing power to achieve this quality makes it's purchase a no brainer.


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  • 2 of 2 found this helpful.
    Great Stuff

    by G. Nagy . 4 out of 5 stars

    I have never had the chance to hear the hardware itself but this channel strip sound great on my home recorded vocal track (male vocal) The EQ works perfectly and somehow I found it more characteristic and perfect than 1081 on the same track. The only reason I rate 4 out 5 that the gate is almost unusable on vocal tracks because the maximum attach time is 7 ms. Vocal inhaling would need more. Please change this in this soft inspite of the hardware's authenticity. I think it would be useful. I will definetaly use this on my tracks.


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  • 3 of 3 found this helpful.
    Great overall

    by G. Cordovez . 5 out of 5 stars

    This is an incredible versatil plugin, lots of warm and punch!...i've compare it with lots of other eq's, from UA and other brands, and it covers grounds where other don't reach!...this is my Vision:

    UA Pultec ( Pro ) : Warmer of all, lots of low end
    UA Neve 88Rs : Super Warm as well, very versatil, nice low mids meat
    UA SSL E Channel : Elegant, more transparent

    Native: Cold...you get it right!


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