recreation of the classic Neve 1084 mic pre/EQ
(formerly Brent Averill Enterprises) 1084 modules are authentic reproductions
of vintage Neve™* 1084 console modules. They fit racks for vintage Neve™*
modules as well as fitting into vintage Neve™* A series consoles.
1084 preamp yields a really fat sound. It seems to add subharmonics to the low
end which makes the bottom end sound huge. It smoothes the top end which gives
the highs a silky sheen. As well the 1084 compresses transients a little bit.
It is a smooth, fat., larger than life sound.
1084 equalizer is very broadbanded and musical. It has a hi-pass filter with
four frequencies- 45Hz, 70Hz, 160Hz and 360Hz. It has a lo-pass filter with five
frequencies- 6kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 14kHz and 18kHz. The low end of this equalizer
is so tight that you can boost 220Hz and not muddy up the sound. The mid band
has six frequencies- 350Hz, 700Hz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz and 7.2kHz. As well,
the 1084 has a "Hi-Q" button on the mid band for narrower bandwidth.
The high band is shelving and is selectable with three frequencies- 10kHz,
12kHz and 16kHz. It is smooth and silky and a little goes a long way.
EITHER A TRADEMARK OR REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF AMS-NEVE LTD, AND BAE IS NOT
AFFILIATED WITH SUCH ENTITY.