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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


      O. Junior

      March 31, 2024

      Million Dollar Sound

      I must confess, I'm constantly experimenting with different channel strips, and while I can list a myriad of fascinating features in each that make them stand out for specific tasks, the truth is, I consistently have the same impression about the Neve 88RS: Everything passing through it sounds like a record! I can't quite put my finger on why, especially since it's such a clean and transparent console, but its preamp has the ability to make everything sound polished, smooth, and big in a way that makes it seem like the recorded material is of much higher quality than it actually is. The compressor is smooth and natural, EQ is not harsh at all, and the preamp is magical. I only wish to see it gain a UADx native version or even become an extension for Luna.

      W. Meis

      February 16, 2024

      Its Neve

      no more to say :-)

      p. voltan

      January 31, 2024


      This combined with Ocean Way Studios brings to life hours of recordings gluing the feel of balance of the string section and being in a real space. excellent.

      N. Jeremic

      January 31, 2024

      The sound of movies!

      In short: THAT is the sound of film scores!

      T. Glosser

      January 18, 2024

      Love NEVE

      Just try it you'll like it, HEY Mikey !!!

      S. England

      January 14, 2024

      Great Channel Strip

      Love this

      s. fujimoto

      January 11, 2024

      plain sound

      You'll notice a good sound.

      b. cheung

      January 9, 2024

      Amazing channel strip.

      I just love it for my pianos. The preamps on this isnt bad either. With all due respect to the 1073, this adds another tool box in my studio flow.

      D. Hansen

      January 9, 2024

      Bought it for live use

      I bought this to use as an EQ and noise gate for my vocals while playing live onstage. I like the fact that the legacy version has low DSP usage so I can use it on multiple vocal channels

      L. Brown

      January 9, 2024



      G. Patro

      December 19, 2023

      Shape your 3 Dimensional Sound

      Put it on any channel to process all kind of instruments to shape the height(using Equaliser) and depth (using Dynamic Processor) of the 3 Dimensional Sound

      P. Lordo

      December 12, 2023

      Classic Neve Sound

      Sounds great, I’ve got a Neve 1073 and this has that sound. Definitely worth having especially on vocals

      E. Reynolds

      November 26, 2023

      Re-review after spending time with the product!

      Well, I have to say that my initial review was wrong. It is and was worth the purchase price— Simply put the plugin is amazing. The legacy version is wonderful as well and is still a staple. This upgrade is a step closer and I love it. Sorry for the previous harsh review UA; I officially ate crow!

      C. Shalala

      September 28, 2023

      A must have powerhouse plug

      This is a very musical plug, and truly does justice to the hardware version of the 88RS. I love it on everything but especially bass.

      N. THIỆN

      August 12, 2023


      Tôi luôn sử dụng nó trong các dự án! Good❤️

      c. rosario

      May 31, 2023

      Love that Neve sound

      Let’s just say I love vintage Mic pre’s

      B. DeRenzo

      April 28, 2023

      I waited too long

      This is the only plugin I will have to use. Everything I put through it was immediate and immensly better. I should have purchased this first rather than wait until yesterday. I received an email for a 2 for 199.00 sale, however the 88RS is well worth the original 299.00 asking price. In my estimation, it is the go-to. As I own a BAE DMP Neve clone, the 88RS seems a perfect match for it. Truly an amazing piece of art. That's why I chose UAD over the other manufactures. UAD 'gets it'

      R. Byers

      April 4, 2023

      the Dream "Start-to-Finish" Console

      Other strips have left me wanting at some point in the process but from capture to mix this strip does it all.

      B. Schultz

      March 15, 2023


      It’s a magic bullet.

      Pro Tools…dial it in and commit the audio, enjoy mixing. Done.

      j. seiterle

      January 29, 2023

      Neve 88 rules

      Love especially the Masterbus preset