AMS Neve 8801 Channel Strip
The sound of the legendary Neve 88R Console in a rack
Contained in a single rackmount unit, the 8801 combines a classic Neve mic preamplifier and equalisation circuitry with an incredible 88R-style dynamics processor. The 8801 Channel Strip is like having a complete channel from the legendary Neve 88R console – widely considered among the best sounding analogue music consoles ever developed.
The Neve 8801 Channel Strip’s evident craftsmanship stems from its hand-built and hand-wired components. These parts, meticulously assembled, produce a quality and versatility for Neve are so famous.
The strip’s signal bath is made of a mic preamp whose excellence is typical of Neve, high and low pass filters, four bands of highly musical equalisation, a compressor, gate, dynamics side chain and an insert point; all of which is easily customisable according to the producer’s preference.
All standard sample rates up to 192kH can be accommodated by an optional Neve-designed analogue-to-digital converter (as well as direct-to-DSD conversion). Listening tests have proven these Neve-designed converters to be preferred by many engineers and producers to standalone converters that cost more than the entire Neve 8801 unit. The filter section and/or the equalisation section can also be routed to the dynamics side chain to customise the dynamics response of any input.
Simply put: the Neve 8801 Channel Strip is the easiest way to give a serious studio the ultimate in Neve analogue sound.
- Complete channel strip from the revered 88RS console in a single rackspace
- Hand-built and hand-wired by Neve in Burnley, England
- Genuine Neve mic preamp with High and Low Pass Filters
- 4-band equalization with highly musical, full-range sound
- 88RS-style compressor and gate
- Insert send and return
- EQ or filters to sidechain
- USB port for direct connection to Mac or PC
- Optional Neve analogue-to-digital converter