Neve EQ: Which plugin nails it?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
KVRian
1366 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Post Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:40 pm

Softube British class a for console one.
I like this one the best. And it's a breeze to use in console one.

KVRAF
5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:37 pm

Waves Scheps Omni Channel?

KVRist
98 posts since 1 Jul, 2021

Post Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:23 pm

I compared Softube's new release of British console 1 to PA Lindell 80.
Softube has a limiter, a 200 ms release, Lindell jumps from 100 to 400 and the drive and character option is superior to Lindell's drive knob, it's more musical, also the eq is generally more musical imo. So I am surprised to see posts stating that these plugins are pretty close!?

KVRAF
2143 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:32 am

martinjuenke wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Waves Scheps Omni Channel?
Thats a great channel strip, one of my favs. It doesn't really do the Neve thing though. The broad band eq settings are kind of based on it, but I believe they may have taken a bit of artistic license with it too. Possibly.

KVRAF
9034 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:31 am

DCrown wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:23 pm
I compared Softube's new release of British console 1 to PA Lindell 80.
Softube has a limiter, a 200 ms release, Lindell jumps from 100 to 400 and the drive and character option is superior to Lindell's drive knob, it's more musical, also the eq is generally more musical imo. So I am surprised to see posts stating that these plugins are pretty close!?
I remember reading a post on Gearspace from a former Neve employee who was there in their heyday, and he explained that Neve went through many iterations of transformers (Mariner, St. Ives, Carnhill) based on what was available. They didn't think about transformers as adding a drive character the same way we do today. So Neve's can really vary in sound, I believe even within the same console series. And that's just the vintage stuff [then there's also AMS Neve, Rupert Neve Designs, clones like Brett Averill, etc.]. When people talk about the classic Neve sound, that had more to do with Rupert Neve's ears and talent for creating great sounding gear that had a character he liked versus any homogeneous Neve sound. Of all the gear out there, I'd be least surprised if two models of 1073 or Neve consoles sounded different.

I'm not saying either gear is a perfect model either, just basically: use what sounds good and don't worry too much about it.

KVRAF
5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:56 am

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:31 am
use what sounds good and don't worry too much about it.
Well said :tu: :clap:

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