NAMM 2022: Neve’s first-ever dual mic preamp and audio interface, the 88M, brings a bit of Abbey Road to your studio
On show now at NAMM 2022, the interface the legendary Neve sound to bedroom producers
NAMM 2022: Audio equipment manufacturer Neve today announces the release of its first-ever dual mic preamp and audio interface, the 88M.
The portable device features the same transformer-balanced technology found in Neve’s flagship – and much larger – 88RS, which has found itself in legendary studios such as AIR, Abbey Road, and Capitol Studios.
The device includes mastering-grade AD/DA conversion, to provide a high-quality fidelity and sound.
Encased in a robust package, the USB, plug-and-play-ready 88M has been built by Neve with “upcoming engineers” and home studios in mind, essentially condensing the legendary 88RS down into a more accessible unit.
According to Neve’s press release, the 88M has been constructed to resolve the issue of high-quality, and high-end gear being bought and used in conjunction with low-quality audio interfaces. The aim is to introduce non-professionals to the “elite group of audio professionals”, Neve states.
Chief Analogue Designer Robin Porter has commented on the device: “During the development of the 88R, the significance of a precise and clinical preamp was not understated… We’ve developed the 88M as a faithful Reproduction of the 88R preamp. It houses the same characteristics, enabling home studios and upcoming engineers to experience the clear and pristine sound quality found in the 88R”.
In relation to Neve pre-amps, Universal Audio recently included a Neve Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Channel Strip plug-in in its UAD Spark bundle.
The 88M comes in at $1,100. Find out more information here.
Neve are at NAMM show all weekend at booth #15521.
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