Neve® 88RSTM Channel Strip Collection

Neve® 88RSTM Channel Strip Collection

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$299.00

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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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      Key Features

      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

      Customer Reviews

      Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection

      Overall Rating

      D. Willis

      February 9, 2021

      Great Reviews for a Reason

      When I'm trying to find the right plugin for a track and can't find the right sound, I end up using this. It's smooth and creamy, and just always fricking works! I'm so glad I got this as one of my first UAD plugins -- essential.

      B. Tari

      February 8, 2021

      Blameless

      I like it!

      R. Pelletier

      January 25, 2021

      Clear and powerful

      Good on vocal & acoustic guitar, but you can use it on everything you want.

      L. Moreale

      January 11, 2021

      My #1 strip

      To me this is the best, most powerful, clear and open sounding strip ever! You can manipulate almost everything from subtle to extreme with the great Neve color. Just try it and decide yourself, you won’t be disappointed ✌

      E. Önbayraktar

      January 9, 2021

      new excitement on my tracks

      I was obviously an SSL fan untill I met 88RS.. If I buy the console one day in near future, this plugin will be the reason. I love the sweetness, hotness that the preamp brings a new life onto what ever you recorded in your daw.

      b. zucchetti

      January 9, 2021

      Excellent as everything of UAudio !

      Exremely near the original wooww!!
      A great big portable studio in my Mac !
      By the time and waiting the right promotion i will buy everythink of UAudio!

      R. Schuld

      January 7, 2021

      All purpose plug-in

      Als Neueinsteiger mit einem Apollo Twin X mit Heritage Bundle, habe ich mir das Neve 88RS dazu geleistet. Ein Profi-Tool für alle Instrumente und auch im Stereo-Out. Mit den Presets kann man gut studieren, wie Profis den Channel Strip benutzen.

      M. Fletcher

      December 10, 2020

      Neve > SSL (But you knew that right?)

      This is a great plugin. It’s very musical and drips with Neve quality. There is no better manufacturer of consoles and here’s our chance to own ‘that sound’ for pocket money prices. The gate is great (even better than E-series), and the compressor has a chewy sort of coolness to it while the EQ is shiny and full of clarity. Unison is a great bonus - you’ll be blown away by the quality and realism.

      The best part is that it uses about 38% of a core in mono. The ones that come in at 60+% are not that practical even on my 10 core setup.

      If you buy one channel strip make it this one. You will not regret it.

      F. Camufingo

      December 9, 2020

      Unison Unison Unison

      My favorite recording channel strip!

      A. McNeil

      November 15, 2020

      Essential

      One of the top five Must Have UAD Plugins for sure

      B. Wisda

      November 13, 2020

      Phenomenal

      I had been using the CLA SSL strip from Waves for a while now and really liked that plugin. When I recently upgraded to the Apollo+Satellite system I bought the Neve 88RS plugin after demoing both the 88RS and SSL strip. The Neve 88RS plugin is lights out phenomenal.

      V. Kotljarow

      October 6, 2020

      Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection

      Wow! Best of the best plugin from Universal Audio! I love this Neve 88 RS.
      Great !!!
      Вау! Лучший из лучших плагинов от Universal Audio ! Обожаю этот Neve 88 RS.
      Супер !!!

      T. Musto

      October 2, 2020

      Wow!

      I feel like I'm sitting sat the desk!

      R. Schudel

      October 1, 2020

      Great sounding channel strip

      One of my favorite channel strips.
      I can highly recommend it as a unison Plug-in for Electric Bass !

      G. Hall

      September 30, 2020

      All time fave!

      I absolutely love the 88RS. It works with every source I throw at it and has become my go to Unison pre for almost everything. Solid sound.

      G. Kuebel

      August 13, 2020

      UAD System

      I own the Octo-Sattelite (Thunderbolt3) and bought several plugIns/emulations. All plugIns are real upperClass, the most of them extremely useful. Sound quality (24Bit, 48kHz) so much better than emulations of other factories (I got many). Favourites: The Neve-strips, the API2500, the Ampex-TR, the bx Masterdesk, the Precision Maximizer.
      Very good devices, my compliments to the engineers.

      D. Hampton

      July 16, 2020

      I had to pull the trigger!

      I already own the preamps but it something about Channel strip that make you feel a connection to the console. I worked on one in school and it takes me back, and inspire the creative juices flowing.

      R. Taylor

      July 13, 2020

      Sounds like a Neve

      I’ve always loved the warmth and texture of Neve Consoles. Somehow Universal Audio got it right. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to have a Neve at home. You guys are awesome!

      M. Franco

      July 10, 2020

      Nice Channel Strip

      This channel strip is very helpfull in every situation. Very colourfull and with lots of presets to start with.

      J. Marshall

      July 6, 2020

      Excellent chanel strip

      Love this channel strip. The pre and EQ are less aggressive than the 1073. Gate/expander and Compressor/limiter are also great.