Designed in 1972, the 1081 was originally conceived as a combined mic/line preamp and equaliser section for the Neve modular consoles such as the legendary 8048 console. these vintage consoles are still widely used to great effect on today’s platinum-selling albums confirming the 1081’s status as a truly classic component in a recording front-end or mixing environment.
The 1081 provides remarkable sensitivity, fast and musical response to transients, plus inimitable Neve equalisation featuring effective high- and low-pass filters designed to separate unwanted signal outside the passband. This gives users a flexible tool with which to shape new sounds and control any part of the audio spectrum. The curves and slopes have been carefully tailored to enable users to exercise maximum technical and artistic skill. Over three decades of engineers have found the 1081 indispensable for recording and mixing drums, bass and percussion.
Our 1081 Range delivers this legendary preamp in multiple formats to suit the requirements of all studios.