Neve EQ: Which plugin nails it?

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tommyzai
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530 posts since 12 Jan, 2011

Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:19 pm

There are so many Neve-type effect plugins out there. I'm confused and overwhelmed. I wonder, which affordable option is closest to the hardware model?

I'd like to find one that doesn't require any special hardware or dongle/iLok type devices.

Thanks!

GRUMP
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1187 posts since 11 Jun, 2019

Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:34 pm

Which Neve EQ do you mean? There are not just a few Models out there - from smelly to smeary.

jochicago
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Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:18 pm

The most complete, best sounding algorithmic Neve plugin I can think of is the latest PA Lindell 80 channel strip.
https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/prod ... eries.html

Should be under $50 by BF.

You have the 1073 and 1084 EQs, the 2254 compressor (without the limiter component), and a gate that's fictitious but inspired on the rest of these units. Most importantly, it all sounds great. Although at PA BX gets all the attention, Lindell is the best channel strip maker in that outfit IMO. And the 80 is the best channel strip that PA has made thus far (IMO), because of the versatile EQ, the great overall sound, and the compressor is very usable as opposed to some of the other compressors (made by BX) that can leave a taste in the mouth.

vitocorleone123
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Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:16 pm

Need 31102 is excellent and inexpensive- esp when on sale.

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djanthonyw
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Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:31 pm

Arturia's.
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tommyzai
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Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:31 pm

vitocorleone123 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Need 31102 is excellent and inexpensive- esp when on sale.
Who makes it?

christian f.
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316 posts since 3 Feb, 2017

Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:48 pm

jochicago wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:18 pm
The most complete, best sounding algorithmic Neve plugin I can think of is the latest PA Lindell 80 channel strip.
https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/prod ... eries.html
I agree , if not UAD then this is the one.

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LoveEnigma18
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Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:46 pm

While I am not any expert, I was pretty satisfied with the sound of the Lindell Audio 80 Series and got it for $25 recently with the survey voucher. I absolutely love its (scalable) GUI, too. So, one more vote for it. I would suggest subscribing to PA newsletter and waiting for it to go down to $49.99/$39.99 and then use a survey/monthly voucher to bring it further down.

EDIT: typo.
Last edited by LoveEnigma18 on Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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LoveEnigma18
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Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:55 pm

tommyzai wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:31 pm
vitocorleone123 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Need 31102 is excellent and inexpensive- esp when on sale.
Who makes it?
https://www.noiseash.com/need-31102-console-eq/

It's on sale for $50 right now. Looks like a good alternative. The GUI is beautiful too (yes, GUI is an important consideration for me). But $25 too many for me, which is one reason why I got the Lindell Audio 80 Series.

GRUMP
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Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:19 pm

Better Try Google and Forum Search. You're no Unicorn ...

BeeDog
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424 posts since 31 Jan, 2018

Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:29 pm

jochicago wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:18 pm
The most complete, best sounding algorithmic Neve plugin I can think of is the latest PA Lindell 80 channel strip.
https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/prod ... eries.html

Should be under $50 by BF.

You have the 1073 and 1084 EQs, the 2254 compressor (without the limiter component), and a gate that's fictitious but inspired on the rest of these units. Most importantly, it all sounds great. Although at PA BX gets all the attention, Lindell is the best channel strip maker in that outfit IMO. And the 80 is the best channel strip that PA has made thus far (IMO), because of the versatile EQ, the great overall sound, and the compressor is very usable as opposed to some of the other compressors (made by BX) that can leave a taste in the mouth.
Perfect timing, it is $49.99 today only with the following code:
80-SERIES-4999

GRUMP
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Post Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:53 pm

BeeDog wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:29 pm
jochicago wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:18 pm
The most complete, best sounding algorithmic Neve plugin I can think of is the latest PA Lindell 80 channel strip.
https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/prod ... eries.html

Should be under $50 by BF.

You have the 1073 and 1084 EQs, the 2254 compressor (without the limiter component), and a gate that's fictitious but inspired on the rest of these units. Most importantly, it all sounds great. Although at PA BX gets all the attention, Lindell is the best channel strip maker in that outfit IMO. And the 80 is the best channel strip that PA has made thus far (IMO), because of the versatile EQ, the great overall sound, and the compressor is very usable as opposed to some of the other compressors (made by BX) that can leave a taste in the mouth.
Perfect timing, it is $49.99 today only with the following code:
80-SERIES-4999
Wasn't it 10 $ lately :/

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LoveEnigma18
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Post Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:06 am

BeeDog wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:29 pm
Perfect timing, it is $49.99 today only with the following code:
80-SERIES-4999
Indeed. :tu:
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:46 pm
I would suggest subscribing to PA newsletter and waiting for it to go down to $49.99/$39.99 and then use a survey/monthly voucher to bring it further down.
This is the second time in this short period that PA has heard my wish. First time, I purchased yet. This time, it is for OP perhaps.

For $49.99, with voucher 80-SERIES-4999.

Use survey code USERSURVEY20LG98HBT5 if you haven't already to get it for $24.99.

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jamcat
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Post Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:36 am

I assume all of the informed experts weighing in own or have worked extensively with Neve EQ and are deeply familiar with their sound, and have personally compared all of the various software models against their own units...
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vitocorleone123
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1004 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:42 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:55 pm
tommyzai wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:31 pm
vitocorleone123 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Need 31102 is excellent and inexpensive- esp when on sale.
Who makes it?
https://www.noiseash.com/need-31102-console-eq/

It's on sale for $50 right now. Looks like a good alternative. The GUI is beautiful too (yes, GUI is an important consideration for me). But $25 too many for me, which is one reason why I got the Lindell Audio 80 Series.
I have both. I always reach for 31102 first. I could do without the 80 but got it so cheap it’s fine. If I had to pick one to get, it’d be 31102 every single time.

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