Neve® 88RS Channel Strip Collection

Neve® 88RS 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

      K. Volpe

      January 15, 2020

      Great Channel Strip

      Just expanded my DSP with a bunch more sharc chips and used this across every channel for a mixdown. Unreal. So flexible and balanced and no crossover distortion or phase issues at all.

      C. Manchester

      January 7, 2020

      Just wow!

      I wanted a generic sound running through an electronic EP I was mixing down so used this on every channel. What an amazing character it added! Becoming one of my favourite channel strips.

      M. Martini

      January 2, 2020

      Console simulator!

      This is an awesome tool. Like a true console ht sonic scenes can be infinite.
      I love the possibility for trim the decay. Excellent.

      B. Schultz

      December 28, 2019

      Channel strip Neve 88RS brings the swinging

      The Neve 88RS Channel Strip brings brightness in the drums, melody and vocalsessions! It takes away the statics and gives some swinging in my tracks.
      Cheers Bart Schultz (Dj/Producer)

      S. Spillmann

      December 23, 2019

      Warm on a large spectrum

      I love this channel strip, it is an open sound on a large spectrum, warm and musical.
      Appreciate the gain on the compressor. Prefer really the unisson preamp version.

      L. Turner

      December 13, 2019

      Great

      This is one of the nicest channel strips available and I absolutely love everything about it!!!

      g. jerald

      December 9, 2019

      88RS review

      The First time I used it I was immediately satisfied with the results. Neve is always the way to go.

      P. Giacalone

      November 14, 2019

      Amended Review

      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"

      V. Volchenko

      October 29, 2019

      Neve 88RS

      Плагин работает великолепно. Очень управляемая секция динамической обработки. Эквалайзер вносит в сигнал очень яркие краски.

      D. James

      August 19, 2019

      Awww yea!!

      Amazing sounding channel strip! Sounds spectacular!!!!

      F. HERNANDEZ

      July 13, 2019

      Excellent Plug-In!

      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.

      L. Kagenaar

      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 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.

      w. shenck

      July 6, 2019

      Just as you would think

      Great on bass, low end punch, bite, growl, whatever description you want to get for solid low end .

      F. Goes

      June 24, 2019

      Great sound

      Great sound! Lacks a bit os more presets.

      K. Kessler

      June 22, 2019

      Great!

      Amazing, big, clear and very open sound! Can't recommend enough!

      N. Antonio

      June 14, 2019

      素晴らしい

      私の環境ですとコンソールタイプの中で一番ユニゾン効果が顕著でした。インプット量とコンプ、EQの組み合わせで手持ちマイクが1ランク上がったかと思わされるほどです。

      R. Gun

      May 12, 2019

      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.

      R. Darabosh

      April 19, 2019

      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..

      D. Binnall

      April 5, 2019

      Fantastic

      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.

      R. Paris

      March 27, 2019

      This is the channel strip you want!

      Best ever channel strip. Very authentic. Love that Neve magick