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Neve 88RS Channel Strip

Channel Strip Plugin by Universal Audio
Neve 88RS Channel Strip
Neve 88RS Channel Strip by Universal Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin. UAD Hardware is required.
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In 2001, Neve launched the 88 Series: A new, large-format analog console that represented the best of all Neve designs that came before it. The 88RS has found a home in some of the finest rooms and scoring stages around the world, including Ocean Way, Abbey Road, AIR, The Village, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Skywalker Sound.

The Neve 88RS Channel Strip captures the EQ and dynamics section from Neve's flagship console. The controls include 12 dB per octave high and low cut filters, a four-band EQ plus limiting, compression, gate and expansion. The middle EQ bands are fully parametric, while the flexible high and low bands provide the user with two fixed-Q types and the ability to switch to shelving EQ. The VCA-type Limit/Comp provides a 0.01 to 3s release, Auto Release and a continuously variable ratio control with a fixed fast or slow attack time. The Gate/Exp provides 0.01 to 3s release times, fast or slow attack times plus Threshold, Range and Hysteresis to tailor your gate or expansion effect to the perfect response for any source. Engaging the P-DYN button will reorder the signal chain so that the EQ is first. With the SC-EQ button, a sidechain feature is engaged to achieve frequency-dependent compression useful tasks like de-essing.


  • EQ and dynamics section from Neve's flagship large-format analog console.
  • Current Neve tools for modern production and mixing techniques.
  • 12 dB per octave high and low cut filters.
  • Four-band parametric EQ with high and low shelf filters.
  • Highly flexible Limiter/Compressor Gate/Expander dynamics section.
  • Ability to swap module order or to sidechain the EQ to the dynamics section.
  • Exclusively Neve licensed/UA modeled.

A Note about UAD Powered Plug-ins
UAD-2 and UAD-1 Powered Plug-Ins run exclusively on Universal Audio's UAD DSP Accelerator Cards. All available Powered Plug-Ins are included in the UAD Software Installer/Updater Package; and every Plug-In title has a separately activated 14-day trial -- so users can try before they buy, at their own pace. Once a user decides to purchase a Plug-In, they can click on the Plug-In toolbar "Buy" button, which automatically takes them to the www.uaudio.com website and carts the plug in; or this can be done manually via browsing our webstore. Once the purchase is complete, a downloadable Authorization File is made available. Users simply drag and drop this Auth. File into the UAD meter, and the Plug-In is authorized. UAD-1 users can transfer Plug-In licenses to UAD-2 format for free (one time only). Via Customer Support, Universal Audio also allows registered UAD owners to sell their UAD card(s) with Plug-In licenses, transferring the licenses to the new card owner (subject to Universal Audio approval).

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