Each channel has its own Sit/Spk, Tone, Mid and Boost controls. While you can fine tune the controls, the plug-in takes it all pretty much for granted and just gets on with the job of giving you a very, very natural sounding preamp.Â
The channels have separate input and output buses, each with its own separate box labeled EQ, Tone, Mid, Boost and Def. For each of the networks, there are 8 controls labeled preroll, preamp, 1-band eq, 2-band eq, and 3-band eq. The control for each network is marked with the label of the control on the channel box above. We have 8 controls here in Six Blade for the Neve preamp/eq, and there are 8 further for the surround eqs. We also have an Auxiliary control which can be used as an external input to the soundcard. This connects directly to the input on the input bus under the board. The Aux bus control looks like the main volume control and has a single LED dot.
At the bottom of the stand we have an external crossfader input and three faders. There are also a master fader and a Zork-Operator. We can route through the fader controls to our main DI box, which has a Send and Receive LED which can be adjusted. This LED sits directly below the 2x1" silk dome earphones.
The Neve Preamp plug-in is available for a 14-day free trial on the Manzanero Entire Library and on the FortySeven plug-in bundles, which are recommended for testing and will allow you to make recommended improvements to the plug-in without having to purchase additional downloads or, worse, have to buy the plug-in without seeing the full feature set or hearing its sound. The plug-in can be purchased either for US$79 or Euros 79. The plug-in comes with a detailed manual, comprehensive set of tutorials, and is Mac and Windows compatible. d2c66b5586