Neve 8801 rental from Studiocare Professional Audio.
The Neve 8801 is a complete channel strip taken from the Neve 88R console. The 8801 features a mic preamp with high and low pass filters, a four-band EQ, a compressor, gate, dynamics side chain and an insert point. The order of the signal path can be changed to suit your requirements.
The Neve 88R is considered one the of best sounding analogue desk ever made and the 8801 - Hand-built and hand-wired in Burnley, England - takes the channel strip and puts in inside a solid 1U rack.
The preamp section features phantom power, phase reverse, -20dB pad and can handle Mic, Line or work as a DI. The filter section features high pass and low pass filters and an option to route the filters to the sidechain.
The dynamics section features a compressor with standard threshold, ratio and release controls with the addition of a gain make-up knob. The expander/gate features threshold, range and release controls. There is also the Hysteresis knob which sets the difference in threshold between the gate opening and closing signals. Pressing this button switches the gate off and the 2:1 ratio expander on.
The EQ is extremely musical and features four bands. The two middle frequencies are fully parametric with frequency, gain and Q settings, the out bands can switch between shelf and bell shaping with frequency and gain settings. The Q can be switch from wide to narrow. The EQ can be routed to the sidechain.
Using Neve's Mac and PC compatible Recall software allows instant setting recall for seamless integration.
An optional digital board offers high-quality analogue to digital conversion up to 192kHz on AES/EBU and S/PDIF connection. Wordlock is included of rock-solid clocking.
Neve 8801 Hire Pricing:
£40.00 (ex. vat) per day
£120.00 (ex. vat) per week
Long term hire options are also available.
The Neve 8801 can be collected from Studiocare's offices in Liverpool or couriered next day to any UK destination (additional charge applies for courier).
All units are vigorously tested to ensure that they are fully functional always of the highest quality.