Introduced in 2001, the Neve 88 Series large-format analog console is renowned for its startling depth, airiness, and clarity. Not surprisingly, Neve 88 Series consoles are found in some of the world's finest recording studios and scoring stages, including Skywalker Ranch, Capitol, Abbey Road, and United/Ocean Way studios.
UA's team of engineers have improved each section of the original Neve 88RS Channel Strip plug-in and incorporated Unison technology (exclusively on Apollo preamps), capturing 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. In addition, the all-new Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection — which also includes the Legacy version — features presets from famous Neve 88RS users, including Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Justin Timberlake), Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Jay-Z), Joey Waronker (Beck, Lisa Germano), and Ryan West (Maroon 5, Eminem).
- The world's only end-to-end Neve 88RS channel strip circuit emulation.
- Provides the clarity and openness of Neve's famous 88RS transformer-based mic preamp.
- Features the legendary Neve 88RS Formant Spectrum EQ and Dynamics sections.
- Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the Neve 88RS plug-in with Unison technology.
- Package includes legacy Neve 88RS and Legacy 88RS "DSP light" EQ plug-ins.
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