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Neve® 88RSTM Channel Strip Collection

Neve® 88RSTM Channel Strip Collection

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Regular Price: $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.

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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Grammy-winning engineer, F. Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban) and the Neve 88RS Channel Strip plug‑in.

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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      Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection

      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

      G. Castle

      April 24, 2022

      Warm and Smooth

      The UA Neve 88RS Channel Strip Plug-In will warm up a mix like no other plug-in I have used.

      M. Verblakt

      April 13, 2022

      Insane!

      I used to track many sources with an 1073 and LA2A, but now I am convinced using this insane channelstrip on the tracks. Gives clarity and punch. Love it.

      a. gyutae

      March 16, 2022

      88RS Legacy is GOD

      Demo to listen... add to cart

      N. sveinungsen

      February 21, 2022

      WoW

      Am using this all over, and on my masterbuss. Am mixing in the box, and this channel strip does nice sepeation and clearity. sound smooth

      N. ALLEN

      January 4, 2022

      Beautiful

      This right here is a dose some justice, I put this on 95% of my tracks. This will make your Melody pop with brighter sound

      J. Manning

      January 3, 2022

      Beautiful Strip

      Use this on so much. Can’t go wrong.

      G. Yankov

      December 17, 2021

      AWESOME!

      Mixed with a couple of other plugins specifically on my kick and it goes wild! Definitely one of my most used plugins :)

      A. Ayer

      December 15, 2021

      Outstanding.

      I found myself using the 88RS Legacy on a ton of things. So I decided to upgrade. (I still find the Legacy very useful). TOTALLY WORTH IT. Amazing and versatile and the pre amp sounds great! Well done again UA.

      I. AbdurRaheem

      December 11, 2021

      Luxury & Class

      The Neve 88RS is my go to for a classy expensive sound. When I want a luxurious and larger than life sound, this console my first choice and it always delivers. The Neve 88RS makes anything I work on feel rich and epic. This console is true royalty.

      D. Davis

      December 7, 2021

      I know everyone raves about the 1073 and 1084, BUT THIS THING IS KING!!!

      If you want to hear some transformer magic in your tracks just pop this thing on and fall in love. It's got that analog neve feel good that we all need in our lives. Very musical EQ, in fact one of my very favorites, and the tone is there for days. You can really hear it working as you push into this thing with gain. It's a very good thing. My personal fav of all of the emulations for lead vocals. I'm surprised more people don't talk about this one.

      J. Neves

      December 3, 2021

      Neve 88RS

      My favourite channel strip ever! Enough said!

      M. Nicholas

      November 17, 2021

      Simply Neve

      Many years ago I worked on the real neve consoles, this is a blast form the past. Just fantastic eq, just as I remember it on the console.

      M. O'Brien

      October 15, 2021

      I ran out of stars for this one.

      Neve are the best at what they do. This sounds like Neve and that is all I can ask for.

      A. Salganik

      September 16, 2021

      Great quality wow

      Great quality wow

      A. Salganik

      September 16, 2021

      Great quality wow

      Great quality wow

      R. Scheepers

      August 5, 2021

      Error Code -38

      Basically I am (was) a UAD fan as your PlugIns sound amazing! BUT: Having an iMac with 3,6GHz, 32Mb RAM, an Apollo TWIN X and an UAD-2 Satellite OCTO (which is in summary 10 SHARCS!) I am more and more facing the error code -38 which is disabling my expensive PlugIns!? Yes, I have reinstalled, checked all my thunderbolt 3 connections (which is a pity you are not adding to your hardware when one buys an item) - if you are trying to tell me it's my expensive (Apple) thunderbolt cable, so why are you not including yours in a hardware purchase? - This is maybe very critical yes because as I've said, basically I am a fan of Universal Audio but this is a NO GO! I have plenty of productions going on here and this issue is a SHOWSTOPPER!

      C. Wang

      July 26, 2021

      this plugin is amazing!!

      just buy it. no shit

      L. Sharman

      July 20, 2021

      Nice one

      This is all I need for the mix

      N. Starcev

      June 20, 2021

      For me, the Neve version is better.

      Compared both versions of the channel strip (SSL4000 NEVE88Rs) while recording the microphone unison. Won the Neve.
      Juicy mids and a sort of crisp top! It's amazing!
      Although logically, the CCL is more accessible, but in terms of sound ...Neve!

      m. herbert

      June 5, 2021

      VERY nice!

      I'm not lucky enough to own an 88RS but i do have a Neve 8801, which is heavily based on the 88RS, they sound VERY similar!!
      Sounds incredible on piano, acoustic guitars in particular, sounds superb on just about anything though... lovely stuff!