Using the same transformer-balanced technology as Neve’s flagship large-format 88RS, the 88M brings the legendary sound of AIR, Abbey Road and Capitol Studios into your home and portable studio setup.
This interface offers 10-in/10-out USB 3.0 audio interface with USB connectivity with dual microphone/line/instrument preamplifier powered by 88RS console technology, reference-grade conversion quality, class-compliant (Core Audio/ASIO) ADAT I/O, and expandable digital connectivity
The 88M uses the same microphone preamplifier as the world-leading 88R console. The 88 Marinair transformer-coupled preamp, used on countless top ten singles and film scores, is a proven design that delivers analogue punch and clarity to all signal sources.
The 88M microphone, line and DI analogue inputs are fed through the Marinair transformer, ensuring that all microphone & instrument inputs benefit from the legendary Neve preamp sound.
The 88M has plenty of audio inputs for more extensive recording sessions – two analogue inputs via the onboard preamps combined with eight digital inputs via ADAT optical connection allow for tracking up to ten signals. In addition, there are ten available outputs, two analogue monitor sends and eight digital outputs via ADAT optical connection, ideal for expanded monitoring, additional performer cue sends or connecting to different analogue units.
The 88M has two dedicated TRS outputs for your studio monitors, precisely controlled from the 88RS-style monitor pot with a centre detent set to -12dB below the maximum for the ideal studio listening level.
The 88M headphone amplifier has plenty of headroom for professional headphones with independent level control and a front-mounted TRS connection.
Both preamp channels feature a balanced insert send & return loop, ideal for connecting analogue outboard processing into your recording chain. Each insert send is always active, allowing for signal splitting, and providing an analogue output for each preamp before the A/D converter.
Like its progenitor – the two-ton 88RS console, the 88M is built to last. Housed in a high grade and robust shell, the 88M is the ideal interface to take out on the road.
The 88M uses premium AD/DA conversion chips to deliver ultimate fidelity for all outgoing and incoming audio signals. With the 88M in your home studio arsenal, you can trust your converters, knowing that the recorded sound is as pure as the sound in the studio.
Several built-in and simple to use monitoring options are available, providing latency-free monitoring for mono and stereo signal sources. Ideal for playback, tracking and overdubbing.
The 88M is designed for plug-and-play connectivity, taking power directly from the USB 3.0 connection. This class-compliant audio interface can be connected quickly to any laptop and be ready to record music in minutes.