The 8801 is perfect for anyone who wants the sound of the legendary Neve 88R console in a single rack unit. Completely hand-built in the UK by Neve, it combines Classic Neve mic preamplifier and equalisation circuitry with an incredible 88R-style dynamics processor. The signal path consists of our extremely high-quality Neve mic preamp, high and low pass filters, highly musical 4-band EQ, compressor, gate, dynamics sidechain and insert point. The order is easily modified – filter and/or equalisation sections can even be routed to the dynamics sidechain to tailor the dynamic response of any input signal.
An optional A/D converter accommodates sample rates up to 192kHz, plus direct-to-DSD conversion. In listening tests, many engineers and producers preferred the sound of these Neve-designed converters to standalone converters costing more than the entire 8801 unit.
Neve’s proprietary Recall software (Mac/PC compatible) allows seamless integration with workstations, providing instantaneous recall of all external device settings. An essential creative tool, Recall combines computer-based flexibility with the power and sound quality of genuine Neve design.
Quite simply, the 8801 is the most convenient way to give any serious studio the ultimate Neve analogue sound.