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1084's , 8048

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Emmet, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Emmet

    Emmet Guest

    Hi there

    I am heading into a nearby studio for bedtracks using a neve 8048 console, and potentially 1084 pre's. I am new to Neve's (And Very excited!) and was just hoping for some general advice from experienced users. I am most familiar with Trident/ Oram 4T consoles and all most of the other standards. (Bar SSL and Neve....damn) A general explination of the console layout would be great, and I was also curious as to the specialty of 1084 pre's. Do they have a specific range they are most known for? I was thinking a pair for overheads, or perhaps a single U87 room.... However, if they are great at snappy sounds like kick and snare, maybe the 8048 would suffice for ambience? Anyways, any info would be greatly appreciated, the smoother I can make the transition, the better for the project.

    Thanks for your Time

    -Emmdog
     
  2. Emmet

    Emmet Guest

    Hi, again

    the board is also loaded with 1081 pre's..... Any comments/ thoughts/ tips/ facts about 1081 pre's, or even just Neve tips?

    Cheers
     
  3. EricK

    EricK Guest

    You don't mention what type of music you will be recording nor the instrumentation, but it sounds like you will be at least recording drums. The Neve 1081 is one of the classic Neve modules. You could certainly use the 1081 on anything with good results.

    My Neve 80 Series experience is limited to the Neve 8058/68 consoles which are slightly different than the 8048 series. However, these Neves are generally extremely simple in their signal flow. I believe the 8048 is a split console as well. So, all of your inputs will be on the 1081 channel strips and your returns will come up in the separate monitor section.

    Are you engineering this session or are you hiring an engineer?
     
  4. Emmet

    Emmet Guest

    Thanks for the reply

    Indeed it is Drums we are after (pop/rock) with bass and acoustic scratch tracks (with the probability of keeping the bass). I'll be sitting back and ensuring that all the beds are going to be usable in the overdub stage with the house assistant manning the machines. Later guitars/ vox will be done on a familiar Trident console, using IZ RADAR at both facilities & mixdown in PT.

    I thought Neve's would be a simple design....can SSL's really be that complicated? Thanks for blabbin' with me.

    Cheers
     
  5. EricK

    EricK Guest

    I noticed that you refer to both 1081 and 1084's in your first post. While they are slighty different, they are both excellent channel strips. I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to track your entire project with the consoles Neve Pre's.

    Compared to a vintage Neve console, an SSL is quite complicated. SSL's have many more routing options as well as onboard dynamics, the ability to insert part of the EQ into the dynamics key inputs, etc. Then there's the automation.
     
  6. EricK

    EricK Guest

    I noticed that you refer to both 1081 and 1084's in your first post. While they are slighty different, they are both excellent channel strips. I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to track your entire project with the consoles Neve Pre's.

    Compared to a vintage Neve console, an SSL is quite complicated. SSL's have many more routing options as well as onboard dynamics, the ability to insert part of the EQ into the dynamics key inputs, etc. Then there's the automation.
     

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