AMS Neve 88M Dual Mic Preamp & USB Audio Interface
For audio professionals, the name Neve needs no introduction. Installed in world-class control rooms worldwide, their large-format consoles have recorded countless iconic hits since the 1970s. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could infuse your DAW-based studio productions with the authoritative sound of a Neve front end? Well, now you can! The Neve 88M 2-channel USB bus-powered audio interface incorporates the same transformer-balanced circuitry as the company’s flagship 88RS console. Equipped with reference-grade AD/DA conversion, the 88M delivers the uncompromising audio quality and peerless musicality only Neve can provide. Designed and built in England, the Neve 88M brings home the sound of Abbey Road, Air, and Capitol Studios.
No-compromise British engineering
The Neve 88M packs a ton of utility into its rugged compact chassis. The inclusion of ADAT optical I/O gives you eight channels of digital connectivity, bringing you potential channel count up to 10-in, 10-out; while two sets of balanced inserts expand your analog connectivity. USB 3.0 protocol provides speedy transfer rates while future-proofing your investment. So, yes, the 88M is very well appointed for its compact form factor. But it’s under the bonnet where Neve’s superior engineering works its magic. Designed and built in England, the 88M features purist circuit paths that utilize strictly premium analog and digital componentry, such as Neve’s universally lauded Marinair transformers that assist in delivering the classic Neve sound.
Infuse your music with sonic authority
Neve consoles wrote the book on characterful mic preamplification. When even your inexpensive dynamics take on new sonic authority through the 88M, you’ll start to see the contents of your mic locker in a whole new light. The fact that it can handle and finesse all of your sources — be they dynamic, condenser, or ribbon mics; instruments; or line-level signals — makes the 88M invaluable for today’s DAW-based studio workflows. The 88M’s DI circuitry makes electric bass and guitar sound like they’re plugged into a great amp. Keyboards and synthesizers soar and growl with crystalline transparency. Acoustic instruments with pickups shine with authentic tone and dimensionality. Whatever you pass through the Neve 88M, you can be assured it will sound its best.
Neve: the legend continues
Rupert Neve started designing audio equipment in the tube console era but made his mark with solid-state designs. Setting up shop in Little Shelford in the ’60s, Mr. Neve faced many obstacles establishing his brand amid a new technological landscape. Transistors were new, expensive, and difficult to obtain in quantity in the UK. Reliable faders didn’t exist yet — a far cry from today’s world, where parts are affordable and readily available from multiple suppliers, all competing to win bids. Nevertheless, Rupert persisted. And by the early 1970s, the Neve company was humming along, taking orders and building custom transformer-balanced consoles for recording and broadcast studios the world over.
Your Neve console front end
Neve 80-series consoles had a huge, punchy, and authoritative sound that defined the sound of ’70s rock. From London to New York to Los Angeles and beyond, top studios were installing Neve desks as fast as they could. By 1978, with the introduction of the majestic 8078 — the pinnacle of handwired analog “production” consoles — and NECAM automation system, Neve boards were the main component of the success formula for any recording studio with world-class aspirations. In the decades since, Neve has innovated with groundbreaking products such as the VR, VX, and 88R series consoles. And today, the company continues to advance the state of the art with cutting-edge pro audio gear that sounds incredible and intelligently addresses the challenges of the digital age.
Neve 88M Audio Interface Features:
- Large-format 88RS console front end
- Legendary “Neve Colour” for all Inputs
- Neve “big iron” — circuit paths balanced with proprietary Marinair transformers
- Reference-grade AD/DA conversion
- Neve DI circuits deliver superior instrument audio quality
- ADAT I/O gives you expandable digital connectivity
- 2 sets of balanced inserts for expandable analog connectivity
- Substantial, workhorse design for years of faithful service
- USB 3.0 connectivity future-proofs your investment
- Bus/hub powered, perfect for recording on the road
- Class-compliant (Core Audio/ASIO)
- Designed and built by Neve engineers in England
- Computer Connectivity:USB 3.0
- Form Factor:Desktop
- Simultaneous I/O:10 x 10
- Number of Preamps:2 x mic
- Phantom Power:Yes
- A/D Resolution:24-bit/192kHz
- Analog Inputs:2 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line)
- Analog Outputs:2 x 1/4″ (Monitor), 2 x 1/4″ (Thru)
- Inserts:2 x 1/4″ TRS (channel)
- Headphones:1 x 1/4″
- USB:1 x Type B, 3.0
- Bus Powered:Yes
- Power Supply:USB3 bus powered
- Weight:3.7 lbs.