The Neve 8424 - A small format console with a large format sound based on the iconic 80-series console range
The 8424 consoleis designed to fit the needs of the modern hybridstudiowhere the speed of in-the-box workflow is enhanced withtheultimatesound quality of analogueoutboard gear.Designed to be straightforward and accessible to all, this versatile and powerful desk provides a centralised platform with unparalleled connectivity,facilitatingan ergonomic link between the linear analogue processing world of outboard gear, analogue synths and instruments,to the digital world of DAW workflow, software plugins andsession recall.
Capitalising on Neve's sixty years of technical heritage and highly revered analogue circuit design, the British-designed 8424 fits perfectly into many different applications. Whether you're a music producer or an artist with your own project studio, the owner of a small professional audio facility or the person in charge of an educational facility, this compact, budget-conscious desk delivers everything you need to record, mix, monitor and master music quickly, marrying Neve's revered sonic excellence with the speed and flexibility for todays connected workflows.
The 8424's dual-input channel strip allows for seamless switching between recording and mixing inputs without additional patching. Simple input connectivity via 24 line level inputs, dual 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. Engineers 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, giving a level of connectivity to analogue outboard units only found on large-format consoles. Dual on-board 500 series slots allow engineers 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.
Classic, but with a modern twist, the 8424's name alone references so much that is iconic about the Neve brand, delivering Neve 80 series voltage mixing sound (thanks to the Marinair Transformers), plus four mono groups and, of course, 24 channel faders.
User Benefits / Application
. 24 Faders for complete control of session tracks.
. 48 summing paths for larger sessions.
. 1073 preamps for vocal overdubbing.
. Use DAW plugin processing while taking
advantage of console routing and Neve®
. Simple transition from In-the-Box
. Track in the control room with 1073®'s and
. Simple Connection to Line Level Instruments - Synths, Keyboards, Modular setups can all be routed through this central Hub.
. 2x DI inputs for acoustic Instrument tracking straight into the console.
. 1073 preamps for the highest quality microphone recording and tracking.
. Simple workflow, no training required.
. Control room simple input for all
instruments and microphones, record at
the console surface.
. Dual headphone output for performers.
Small Professional Studio
. Marinair Transformers on Stereo Mix bus delivering Neve 80-series sound.
. Connects all outboard units and DAW through the central hub, offering many more possibilities than a fixed Audio interface>DAW>outboard setup.
. Remote preamp expansion for larger tracking sessions.
. 3x speaker sets.
. Multiple mix outputs for stem recording.
. Recall program for quick analogue mix
. Small Footprint - fits into any teaching studio.
. In-line mixing capability.
. Superb quality Neve® console, excellent
console surface to teach analogue mixing
. Connects all instruments to a central hub
with simple connections to DAW
. Creates a link from external outboard and
FX units to DAW, perfect for teaching analogue and digital signal flow.
24 fader console with two Line-level Inputs per channel - Seamlessly switch from Mix inputs to Record Input at the push of a button. 4 groups and stereo mix bus with 2-band EQ & switchable inserts
. 80 - series Neve® sound in a compact frame
. Marinair® Transformers on Mix, AFL, CUE bus for Voltage Mixing
. 24 switchable channel inserts
. Mix up to 48 Mono Signals at once
. Dual 1073 preamps with Smart Routing
. Dual DI inputs with Smart Routing
. Dual Headphone amplifiers with independent source selection
. Large-format console Centre Section
. Stereo Width control
. Stereo Backlit VU meters with source selection
. 3 loudspeaker outputs
. 3 External Inputs
. 3 solo modes - SIP, AFL, PFL
. Dual Cue system and three-way talkback system
. Recall feature to Save/Load multiple sessions
. 500 series slots for internal expansion options
. In-Line Console capability, third input allows for in-line use or to split
DAW return signal for parallel processing
. 25-way D-Type and Balanced Jack Inputs on front and rear for a
combination of simple and professional I/O connection
. The 8424 is designed to connect to and utilize a host of instruments
and outboard equipment, offering post sales opportunities