Analogue AMS Neve 8424 console embraces hybrid studio workflow

Hailed as its most affordable console to date, the AMS Neve 8424 is a four-bus, in-line desk with 24 input channel strips, two of which are equipped with 1073 preamps capable of accepting mic, line or instrument sources. 

The British-designed 8424 is designed to be an ergonomic link between the linear analogue processing world of outboard gear, analogue synths and instruments, and the digital world of DAW workflow, software plugins and session recall.

Suitable for music producers or artists with their own project studio, it promises everything needed to record, mix, monitor and master music.

The 8424’s name references Neve 80 series voltage mixing sound, plus four mono groups and 24 channel faders.

The 8424 offers 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.

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 has an on-board Snapshot feature to better integrate the console into the modern hybrid studio workflow. This enables this pure analogue console to save, load, and recall all settings, faders and pot positions for each DAW session. 

Additional features include stereo insert, 2-band shelving EQ and Neve’s proprietary Stereo Width control.

Available now, the Neve 8424 is priced at £17,950 (£21,540 inc VAT) or $24,950 in the US.