The sound of the legendary 88R console in a rack.
The Neve 8801 is an all in one unit comprising mic pre, EQ and dynamics, all modelled on a channel of the famous 88R console.
Perfect for engineers and producers looking for the unmistakable sound of the Neve 88R, the Neve 8801 is capable of delivering the stunning tone and functionality of a channel from the famous console in one single 1U rack unit. Neve hand build these units in England, and the Neve 8801 comprises a Neve pre amp, full EQ section and stunning dynamics processor into one channel strip. The signal is treated first to a high-spec Neve mic pre, the HP and LP filters, then the famous 4 band equaliser circuit. The into the dynamics section, with a gate, compressor, side chain and insert point. Routing is flexible too, allowing the user to switch the order of the processing units or route EQ to the side chain in the dynamics, allowing for precise tailoring of the input signal.
Also featured on the Neve 8801 is a digital option, providing an analogue to digital convertor for sample rates up to 102kHz. Somewhat of a secret weapon of Neve, their AD conversion is actually incredibly high quality, and often surpasses that of dedicated convertors.
As with most of their modern units, the Neve 8801 comes with recall software and can be hooked up to a Mac or PC for easy recalls. Just another touch that helps bring the classic sound of Neve into the modern recording environment.
The Neve 8801 is an extremely powerful tool, with all the legendary elements of the 88R console packed into one stunning analogue unit.