New Product: Neve 8424
The Neve 8424 is a small footprint, versatile console designed to fit the needs of a modern hybrid studio. Whether you're a music producer or an artist, the owner of a small professional audio facility or in charge of an educational facility, this compact, budget-conscious desk delivers everything you need to record, mix, monitor and master music quickly. The 8424 marries Neve’s revered sonic excellence with speed and flexibility ideal for modern connected workflows.
The 8424 makes use of dual-input channel strips that allow for seamless switching between recording and mixing inputs. Simple input connectivity via 24 line level inputs, two 1073 preamps and dual Instrument DI channels makes the 8424 the perfect console for artists to effortlessly connect and record their instruments. Multiple performers can record directly in the control room by taking advantage of the 8424’s dual cue mix system with talkback/return talkback capability and dual headphone amplifiers.
The 8424 offers the ultimate analogue summing platform with 24 DAW returns on the channel faders or, for larger DAW sessions, a 48-Mix mode that allows a total of 48 mono inputs with individual level and pan controls to be mixed through the 8424’s Marinair transformer-coupled stereo mix bus. Users can take advantage of the 8424’s mono and stereo aux busses to connect to their favourite outboard FX units and route them back into the console’s two dedicated stereo reverb returns.
Four mono groups with 2-band shelving EQ, Inserts and Direct Outs make this console ideal for stem mixing. The 8424 stereo mix bus gives true voltage mixing into Marinair transformers as found in the legendary Neve 80-series consoles, while additional features such as stereo insert, 2-band shelving EQ and Neve’s proprietary Stereo Width control give engineers, artists and producers all of the tools they need to create polished, professional recordings.
Each channel, group and stereo mix bus has its own switchable insert point, providing a level of connectivity to analogue outboard units. The 8424 has two on-board 500 series slots allowing users to customise their signal chain and build a modular hybrid recording system, all connected and centralised through the 8424 console.
The 8424 has an on-board Snapshot feature which further integrates the console into the modern hybrid studio workflow. This unique feature enables this pure analogue console to save, load, and recall all settings, faders and pot positions for each DAW session. With this unrestricted workflow, engineers can take advantage of all analogue features without the added worry of losing console settings and wasting valuable studio time.