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Customer Reviews 167 Reviews

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by G. Cudjoe (5/8/2014):

So far so good for aud plugins,put this little gem on all your channels then tweak for superb r ... Read more

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Overview

Neve® 88RS Channel Strip Plug-In

EQ & Dynamics Section Plug-In Derived From Neve’s Flagship Large-Format Analog Console

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. Many professionals in both the audio and film communities consider the 88RS the ultimate console for modern features and reliability. The 88RS has found a home in some of the finest rooms and scoring stages around the world, including Ocean Way, Abbey Road, AIR, The Village, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Skywalker Sound. UA’s Neve 88RS Channel Strip plug-in captures the EQ and dynamics section from this flagship console, providing a rich palette of modern sound-sculpting tools.

With a rich palette of modern sound-sculpting tools, the Neve 88RS Channel Strip captures the EQ and dynamics section from Neve’s flagship console. The controls comprise 12 dB per octave high and low cut filters, a four-band EQ plus limiting, compression, gate and expansion. The middle EQ bands are fully parametric, while the flexible high and low bands provide the user with two fixed-Q types and the ability to switch to shelving EQ.

The VCA-type Limit/Comp provides a 0.01 to 3s release, Auto Release and a continuously variable ratio control with a fixed fast or slow attack time. The Gate/Exp provides 0.01 to 3s release times, fast or slow attack times plus Threshold, Range and Hysteresis to tailor your gate or expansion effect to the perfect response for any source.

Additionally, the user may engage the P-DYN button to reorder the signal chain so that the EQ is first. With the SC-EQ button, the user may engage a sidechain feature to achieve frequency-dependent compression for such useful tasks as de-essing.

$299.00

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  • Neil Mclellan

    (TapeOp)

    "The Neve 88RS Channel Strip is wicked — really proper ... If I had only this plug-in on every channel, I'd be good to go."

    Hector Delgado

    (Jay-Z, Ledisi)

    "The Neve 88RS has changed my sound completely. Now my drums have that bottom end sound that sits perfectly in the mix."

    Ryan West

    (T-Pain)

    "The UA [Neve] 88RS gives me the same butt-kicking power that I get from the console ... It's the sound I'd expect from a real Neve."

    Geoff Sanoff

    (Pro Sound News)

    "[The Neve 88RS] plug-in completely won me over. The convenience of an all-in-one plug-in speaks for itself."

    Paul Vnuk, Jr.

    (Recording Magazine)

    "As you would expect from UA, each plug-in is visually and functionally accurate to its real world counterpart"

  • 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."

    Eli Crews

    (Electronic Musician)

    “[The Neve 88RS is] definitely the closest I’ve ever felt to manipulating large-format controls in the digital realm.”

    Eli Crews

    (Electronic Musician)

    "If you don’t already own a UAD system, UA is definitely making it harder to resist with each top-notch plug."

    Mark Cousins

    (Music Tech UK)

    "The [Neve] 88RS' flexiblity, musicality,and low DSP requirements take the UAD system to a new level. 10 Stars."

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    by G. Cudjoe (Thursday 8 May, 2014)

    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. … Read More

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    The next strip to go Unison? Lets hope so.
    by M. Gustafson (Thursday 20 March, 2014)

    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. … Read More

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    by J. B. Calvin (Thursday 1 August, 2013)

    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 … Read More

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    Only channel strip u need
    by M. Åkesson (Thursday 11 July, 2013)

    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 ev … Read More

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    So much bang for your buck
    by J. Moreland (Wednesday 15 May, 2013)

    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) an … Read More

$299.00

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Features & Specs

Neve® 88RS Channel Strip Plug-In

Features:

  • EQ and dynamics section from Neve’s flagship large-format analog console
  • Exclusively Neve licensed/UA modeled
  • Highly flexible Limiter/Compressor and Gate/Expander dynamics section
  • 12 dB per octave high and low cut filters
  • Four-band parametric EQ with high and low shelf filters
  • Ability to swap module order or to sidechain the EQ to the dynamics section
  • Neve tools for modern production and mixing techniques
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
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Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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