Neve® 88RS Channel Strip Collection
Neve’s premier analog console expertly emulated – featuring Unison™ mic preamp modeling.
The Neve 88 Series is a paragon of large-format analog console design. Introduced in 2001, the 88 Series is renowned for its startling depth, airiness, and clarity — deftly encompassing the best of all Neve designs that came before it. Not surprisingly, Neve 88 Series consoles are found in some of the world’s finest studios and scoring stages, including Skywalker Ranch and Capitol.
Now for the first time, you can track through an authentic emulation of this modern masterpiece — complete with its famous mic/line preamp, cut filters, dynamics, four-band EQ, plus post-fader output amplifier — exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.
Now You Can:
Sculpt your mix with Neve’s premium large-format analog console sound
Get the clarity and openness of Neve’s famous 88RS transformer-based mic preamp
Shape your signals with legendary Neve 88RS Formant Spectrum EQ and Dynamics sections
Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the plug-in via Unison™ technology
Mix with artist presets from Jimmy Douglass, Andrew Dawson, Joey Waronker, and Ryan West
Create a modern Neve analog console in your DAW
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Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection
The only end-to-end Neve 88RS Channel Strip Circuit Emulation
Universal Audio’s all-new Neve 88RS Channel Strip for Apollo and UAD-2 precisely emulates the unique circuit behaviors of Neve’s flagship large-format mixer. Modeling the mic/line preamp, cut filters, dynamics, four-band EQ, plus post-fader output amplifier with fanatical detail, the Neve 88RS Channel Strip plug-in replicates the luxurious, high-fidelity sound of Neve's ultimate mixing console.
Unison Technology for Apollo
Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection gives you all of the 88RS mic/line preamp’s impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors that have made it the modern benchmark in analog preamp design. The secret is Unison’s bi-directional control and communication from the Neve 88RS plug-in to the physical mic preamps in Apollo. And the results are nothing short of spectacular.
Sculpt with Neve's Formant Spectrum EQ
The 88RS is outfitted with broad range, minimum-phase 12 dB high and low cut filters to shape any signal during tracking or mixdown. In addition, Neve's famed Formant Spectrum four-band EQ, perfect for ambitious tonal strokes or precise surgery, offers classic Neve color on any source.
Crush or Expand with Neve Dynamics
With versatile and musical VCA-type limit/compress and gate/expand modules, the 88RS’ dynamics sections can precisely tailor any source; transparently smoothing a lead vocal, bringing excitement and immediacy to a percussion bus, or even providing frequency-dependent gain reduction for de-essing.
Add Depth and Openness with any UAD hardware
Of course, the Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection isn’t just for Apollo owners. UAD-2 owners can use the Neve 88RS Channel Strip for amplification, EQ tone shaping, dynamics control, or adding the Neve sheen to any source, without going outside the box. With the Neve 88RS Channel Strip's complete console channel emulation, plus the included DSP-lite Neve 88RS Channel Strip Legacy, you can craft your projects with the stunning analog clarity of the 88RS.
“Just running signals through the UAD Neve 88RS plug-in without any dynamics or EQ engaged, adds a beautiful, warm character. Driving the gain on the preamp sounds legit too. I’m excited to mix with it as a virtual console.”
– Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Beck, Other Lives)
“The new UAD Neve 88RS plug-in is the channel strip I call home. It has all of the warmth and color of the analog console and its mic preamp is simply as sweet as it gets — I love it for vocals.”
– Jimmy Douglass (Pharrell, Timbaland, John Legend)
“The UAD Neve 88RS Channel Strip has changed my sound completely. Now my drums have that bottom end that sits perfectly in the mix.”
– Hector Delgado (A$AP Rocky, Selena Gomez, Jay-Z)
“The Neve 88RS plug-in is emulated with astonishing precision. You can get tons of character by driving the input gain and using the EQ and dynamics to shape sounds with accuracy. It sounds and feels like the real-deal console to my ears.”
– Ryan West (Eminem, Kanye West, Kid Cudi)
“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.”
– Ryan West (Eminem, Kanye West, Kid Cudi)
Watch The Reviews
December 9, 2019
The First time I used it I was immediately satisfied with the results. Neve is always the way to go.Read More
November 14, 2019
in 2015 when this plug was first released I was upset about the pricing, and frankly I still think the way UA structures their pricing and resale ability is terrible for their customers,...Read More
October 29, 2019
Плагин работает великолепно. Очень управляемая секция динамической обработки. Эквалайзер вносит в...Read More
August 19, 2019
Amazing sounding channel strip! Sounds spectacular!!!!Read More
July 13, 2019
This Plug in is an Excellent Tool to Bring Any Instrument to Your Desired Tonality And Position in the Mix, It Brings your Analog Sound to Your Tracks in Production or Going in to Pro Tools...Read More
July 10, 2019
My favourite channel strip
Ik have worked numerous times on a 88RS Console, and those times made me really appreciate the neve sound. No surprise i was very happy when the cannel strip arrived. However with the mkII...Read More
Exclusively Neve licensed, Universal Audio modeled Neve 88RS Channel Strip
The world's premiere preamp and channel strip from Neve’s Flagship Large-Format Analog Console
Models entire Neve 88RS circuit path, including transformer, preamp, Filters, Dynamics, EQ and output amplifier
Flexible Gate, Expansion, Compression and Limit functions, musical to surgical "Formant Spectrum" four-band parametric EQ post or pre dynamics
Realtime UAD Processing with Apollo audio interfaces
Physical input impedance and front panel control of Gain staging and other preamp parameters with Unison technology
Mic, Line and Hi-Z inputs with Unison mic preamp technology
Tactile control of Gain staging and common preamp parameters with Unison mic preamp technology
Purchase includes Unison-enabled Neve 88RS console channel strip, plus separate Neve 88RS Legacy with smaller DSP footprint
Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection
The First time I used it I was immediately satisfied with the results. Neve is always the way to go.
in 2015 when this plug was first released I was upset about the pricing, and frankly I still think the way UA structures their pricing and resale ability is terrible for their customers, but I waited and eventually got this plugin as part of some deal. So let's put price aside for the moment:
This is an amazing piece of software. Hands down my favorite channel strip by this or any other company. I particularly feel like it tames vocals better than any other. It's not my choice when I need something to sound aggressive, but it's my first choice for vocals and guitars. The mic pre transformer doesn't have as obvious a positive effect as the one in the SSL 4k, but its still nice.
The next step is to get truly modular and be able to swap in the pre/eq/comps from any of the channel strips "build a strip"
Плагин работает великолепно. Очень управляемая секция динамической обработки. Эквалайзер вносит в сигнал очень яркие краски.
Amazing sounding channel strip! Sounds spectacular!!!!
This Plug in is an Excellent Tool to Bring Any Instrument to Your Desired Tonality And Position in the Mix, It Brings your Analog Sound to Your Tracks in Production or Going in to Pro Tools Making your MOJOon The Spot.
My favourite channel strip
Ik have worked numerous times on a 88RS Console, and those times made me really appreciate the neve sound. No surprise i was very happy when the cannel strip arrived. However with the mkII it became a tool i cannot do without. I have tried other methods but it simply does not give me the sound, let alone the ease of getting there quickly. Invaluable, nothing else touches it.
Just as you would think
Great on bass, low end punch, bite, growl, whatever description you want to get for solid low end .
Great sound! Lacks a bit os more presets.
Amazing, big, clear and very open sound! Can't recommend enough!
Alternative to usual Cannelstips
I own the legacy RS88, but i will not update because of the known issues:
DSP load. Although not as high as the SSL 4k one, and under 50% so a chip can run two of the new one´s al least - the lagacy can run 30 times. And limited bandwith.
The sound or better the behaviour of the strip is fine.
Neve or never
I will start by saying this plugin sounds great. What I don't like about is I use softube console 1 and the mapping is really odd. I also find the graphics on the computer screen hard to read and not being overly familiar with the Neve layout it it's hard for me to use. The sound is awesome though..
This thing tames the beast, massages the music, and thickens the thump. Very happy. I run a bunch of analog synths and drum machines through it mostly and couldn't be happier with the results. Sounds fantastic. Fattens basses, pushes leads forward, whatever you want to do.
This is the channel strip you want!
Best ever channel strip. Very authentic. Love that Neve magick
quoi dire ? autres que j'ai testé à l'avance et que très vite fait l’achat car la qualité sonore des rendus bounce étaient tel qu'il était hors de question que je ne l'ai pas
I love Neve 88RS
I like to hang it on the master when I start working on a new track. Very cool, collects the instruments in the mix. But I do not stop there and continue to study it in my work in creating music.
Best sounding plug in ever!
This plug in totally surprised me, its very close to the real Neve console !
I've always heard such great things about Neve... Now I know why! And no one does plugins better than UA w/ their unison enabled, licensed Neve console strip. This channel strip sounds absolutely awesome. It's refined, sweet, elegant, and detailed. lOVE it!
Neve 88RS, super musical
J'utilise ce plug sur tous mes bus lors du mixage de musique.
Ce plug est superbe, le son est bonifié, la compression est top.
J'ai le SSL 4000 aussi mais je suis plus à l'aise avec le Neve, je sculte le son plus rapidement, plus facilement.
Bravo à Neve et à UAD, superbe produit.
V. van Tiel
I'm in love with the EQ!
Finally... after weeks of struggling with other EQ's I have found an EQ that can brighten up the Keyscape Yamaha piano without sounding wrong. All other EQ's failed. This one is amazing!