The 88R and RS consoles have been described as some of the best sounding mixers in history and the 88R LB pre is taken straight from these classic boards. James uses a pair of these stunning microphone pre-amps record drum overheads, screaming lead and rhythm guitars and a Bass using the DI input with the stunning REGenerate feature.
The 500 series rack design has really taken off in the last year or two. Dozens of top end manufacturers are creating 500 series modules allowing smaller studios with limited spending power to get some amazing quality gear. The idea of buying a full size Neve 88R or RS console might be nothing more than a dream but you can get the sound and tone of its pre-amp from this amazing sounding 500 series pre and DI.