AMS Neve 8801 & Neumann U87 Bundle
The Neve 8801 with the Neumann U87 AI is a powerful channel strip and large diaphragm microphone combination. This bundle represents great value for money as well.
AMS Neve 8801 Channel Strip
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 Features
- 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
Neumann U87 AI Studio Set, includes shock mount - Nickel
The Neumann U87 Ai Studio Set includes the large diaphragm, multi-pattern condenser U87 Ai mic with a nickel finish, a wooden box (for the microphone only) and the EA87 nickel elastic supension shockmount.
The Neumann U87 presents a wide range of features and versatility that make it to one of the most desirable mics available. Well-known for its warm and well balanced characteristics - your perfect choice as vocal microphone for all types of music and speech. The usage as main microphone for orchestra recordings or as spot mic for single instruments make it the most general-purpose microphone - in studios, for broadcasting, film and television.
The U 87 is equipped with a large dual-diaphragm capsule with three directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8. These are selectable with a switch below the headgrille. A 10 dB attenuation switch is located on the rear. It enables the microphone to handle sound pressure levels up to 127 dB without distortion. Furthermore, the low frequency response can be reduced to compensate for proximity effect.
Neumann U87 AI Features
- Variable large diaphragm microphone
- Pressure-gradient transducer with double membrane capsule
- The studio microphone classic
- Three directional characteristics: omni, cardioid, figure-8
- Switchable low frequency roll-off
- Switchable 10 dB pre-attenuation
- Ideal as main and as support microphone in the most differing recording situations