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NAMM 2022: Neve unveils the 88M USB audio interface, promising flagship console sound for your DAW

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NAMM 2022: Neve is the latest high-end console manufacturer to get into the desktop audio interface game with the launch of the 88M.

Promising the same mic preamp as you’ll find in the classic 88RS console - as used in the likes of AIR, Abbey Road and Capitol Studios - this 10-in/10-out device also has transformer-coupled inputs, meaning that your vocals and instruments should all benefit from the classic Neve preamp sound.

There’s also a pair of TRS outputs for your studio monitors - controlled from a dedicated monitor pot - and a professional headphone amp, while both preamp channels feature a balanced insert send and return loop. Premium AD/DA conversion and latency-free monitoring are also on the table.

Although it’s much smaller than the 88RS console, the 88M promises a similarly high level of build quality. It can be bus-powered over USB 3.0.

Find out more on the AMS Neve (opens in new tab) website. The 88M looks set to cost £1,079/€1,249 and will be available soon.

Neve 88M audio interface

(Image credit: AMS Neve)

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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