The Neve 1081R Air Monserrat is a digitally controlled mic preamp based on the preamp section of the highly coveted Air Montserrat Console.
The Neve 1081R Air Monserrat boasts a microprocessor to give access to all the functions of the mic preamp including gain, pad, polarity reversal and phantom power. This allows the unit to be controlled directly from a PC remotely.
The 1081R is particularly suited for ambient mic techniques with greater output level than the regular 1081R as well as a more open sound while keeping its typical Neve sound signature.
The Neve Air Montserrat console was originally designed for George Martin’s Air studio in the Caribbean island of Montserrat in 1977. It featured 24 tracks and 56 inputs and used toroidal transformers instead of the standard Neve transformers. The mic preamps were remotely controlled via a phantom current signal. These preamps provided headroom of +26dBu with super low 0.003% THD and a frequency response from 40Hz all the way to 100kHz.
This design has now been recommissioned into these preamp modules for the 1081R system.
Neve 1081R Air Monserrat Module Main Features: