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AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby AlexB » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:34 pm

Hello,

the vintage Neev 81 Sidecar Console library has been released !!!

N81: Neev 81 Sidecar Console is the new version of the SC81. The unit has been resampled at both frequency rate 44.1kHz and 96kHz, it has better sonic performance and new presets.
Custom designed and hand-made by AlexB, the sidecar console is based on eight legendary vintage Class AB mic-preamps and equalizers which come from the 70's era "with a lot of character" (Neev 1081). The summing amp has a vintage design of pure Class A with Carnhill transformers which gives that “in your face” Neev sound.
A professional studio requested me to build this sidecar console for their dance-techno production, choosing the rich, dynamics and fat sound it has. Its high bandwidth pure audio path, superior dynamics and greater control make the Neev 81 Sidecar Console the first choice for recording and mixing Rock, Pop, Dance and more.

. Custom Handmade Console
. High Quality programs with full dynamics and harmonic content
. Special light edition "le" programs (CPU friendly)
. Deep, fat, dynamics with the feeling and character of a real top-class analog console
. Line input and Mic Preamp
. Pure ClassA MixBus
. New Precision Analog Panner with -3dB Pan Law
. GDrive control for real saturation experience

. Legendary Equalizer
. High Quality programs with full dynamics and harmonic content
. Special light edition "le" programs (CPU friendly)
. Low Cut Filter : 18dB/octave slope, switchable between 27, 47, 82, 150, 270Hz
. High Cut Filter : 18dB/octave slope, switchable between 3.9, 5.6, 8.2, 12, 18kHz
. Low Shelf/Peak : 33, 56, 100, 180, 330Hz +/-18dB
. Low Mid Bell : 220, 270, 330, 390, 470, 560, 680, 820, 1000, 1200Hz +/-18dB, Low/Hi Q
. High Mid Bell : 1.5, 1.8, 2.2, 2.7, 3.3, 3.9, 4.7, 5.6, 6.8, 8.2kHz +/-18dB, Low/Hi Q
. High Shelf/Peak : 3.3, 4.7, 6.8, 10, 15kHz +/-18dB

. Special AlexB skin

To upgrade the library please send an email request. Upgrade costs 8,00EUR.

Please, check the website and download the user manual and try the Demo, it has the same audio quality and performance of the commercial releases but with some restrictions.

No C.P. !

http://www.alessandroboschi.eu

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Thank you, all the best ! 8-)
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Re: AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby fr3udes » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:52 pm

Me want
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Re: AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby russianpolecat » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:17 pm

fr3udes wrote:Me want
Haha. Me too! ;)
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Re: AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby RJHollins » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:49 am

Just moved to my new home ... finally got internet service ... and then I see this update !

Putting in my request now !

If this is better than the original, we are all in for a sonic treat :shock:

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Re: AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby aatigre » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:18 am

Hi AlexB, and everyone!
I already have your great N14 library.
I want to have some N**e Eq too.
So it would be nice to hear your opinion because i'm not sure if i should get N73 library or N81. If I hadnt the N14 i would go for the N81 for sure but since i want mostly the Eq section its hard to decide. Seems like N81 has more bands features and N73 it's more the beloved model.
Opinions are welcome!
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Re: AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby flipnaut » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:30 am

...go for the N81. It has more bands. That a n73 is loved more means nothing.

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Re: AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby sfabs » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:41 pm

flipnaut wrote:...go for the N81. It has more bands. That a n73 is loved more means nothing.

http://vintageking.com/media/catalog/pr ... 1_ch_1.jpg


Agreed

They are both very highly regarded... download the demo's and try both. if you find you really like both flavours then the versatility in the bands would be the seller.

I have the 73 but hope to get the 81 shortly too
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Re: AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby aatigre » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:40 pm

Both demos sound great.
All AlexB v2 sounds too good!
Are the Pre (line and mic) an the MixBus very different from the ones in N14?
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Re: AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby grabie » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:10 am

Pre (line and mic) and the MixBus are different, not that hard to guess ...

There are two mp3s of the same mix, to be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7a9qvpkob2ye ... e8kta?dl=0

The N14-version has a low cut on chords and melody with Alex B 's N73 eq (80Hz).
With the N81, the included Low Cut Filter was used at 82 Hz.
The same files where used.
recorded: 44 Khz
rendered: 96 Khz (thanks to Zabukowski 's NebulaMan.)
Bounced to stereo-mix: 44Khz.
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Re: AlexB: Neev 81 Sidecar Console (console + equalizer)

Postby aatigre » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:05 am

Many thanks grabie!
Listening to your files helps me a lot.

They sound very different indeed.
N14 + N73 hpf sound better to me. More focused and tighter in the Low, low Mids and somehow more open or dimensional in the Highs.
Perhaps N81 has just more character and can be just perfect for other situations.
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