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Neve® 88RSTM Channel Strip Collection

Neve® 88RSTM Channel Strip Collection

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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

      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.

      B. Banengola

      July 1, 2020

      Le préamplificateur pour toutes les pistes

      Bel outil pour sculpter le son, il y a tout pour faire sonner une piste! Fantastique!!

      Y. Chen

      June 15, 2020

      Neve!

      I’ve always been a fan of the neve sound and this is just what I needed, I like to use it on my drums for the punch and warmth

      j. nourry

      June 12, 2020

      Le top pour la voix

      Le neve 88, apporte directement à la voix ce dont elle a besoin pour se mettre en avant au mixage comme à l’enregistrement, un super bon plugins, merci encore UAD

      S. Mgele

      June 4, 2020

      Blink Mode Recording Studio

      By far our favorite console emulation for good reason. The real thing is absolutely amazing and so is this plugin! Great job from the UAD team!

      E. Bonbon

      May 26, 2020

      Great plug-in !

      it went beyond what i waited for : giving punch for my drums, when i tried it on mixing/ master track, great sound and space

      R. Thomas

      May 12, 2020

      The Holy Grail of Channel Strips

      Just when I thought API and SSL was the best. I finally tried the Neve channel strip and I’ve never heard a channel strip so clean in my life from no developer. The Neve channel strip is the best by far. I brought it immediately after I demoed it. All you need to do is chain it with the 1. Ampex Tape 2. LA-2A “Silver” 3. 1176 Rev & 4. Neve Channel strip in that order. And you can’t go wrong with vocals

      R. Thomas

      May 12, 2020

      Took me by surprise

      I started off using the API channel strip & SSL E channel strip. And I thought it couldn’t get no better. “So I thought”... Finally one day I told my self well let me Demo this Neve channel strip and OMG the cleanliness of this channel strip is unlike anything I’ve ever heard API and SSL is good but they both are to analogy in my opinion. But the Neve channel strip is perfect for Vocals it’s just so clean and ampy! Chain the neve channel strip with 1. Ampex Tape 2. LA-2A “Silver” 3. 1176 Rev and last 4. Neve channel strip!! You will never change your vocal chain ever again!!!

      P. Daly

      May 9, 2020

      88RS - Neve Channel Strip

      Pairing the Legacy Channel with 1073 (Pre only) or Neve Preamp in UNISON slot is a winning combination :)
      All the control you could need for most sources.

      l. CHEVALLIER

      May 1, 2020

      Precision is real

      Incredible ! finally so much depth ! the GUI is fantastic ! I just Love it ! so much precision when you use it ! it's not a 1073 , it's much better !!!!