Neve® 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

Neve® 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

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The authentic Neve preamp sound – captured as a plug-in featuring Unison technology.

The Neve 1073 Channel Amplifier is easily the most revered preamp and EQ circuit ever designed. Introduced in 1970, this hallowed class-A, transistor mic/line amp with EQ epitomizes the beautiful "Neve sound," with unparalleled clarity, sheen, and bite.

Now for the first time, you can track through the only authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of this legendary piece of audio history, with the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.

Now You Can:

Get the world’s only authentic and licensed plug-in emulation of the classic Neve 1073 Channel Amplifier

Color and EQ your mix with Neve tone, including all 10 distinct clipping points from the vintage 1970’s era hardware

Record "through" the 1073 preamp in real time using Apollo Twin, DUO, or QUAD interfaces

Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the 1073 plug-in with Unison™ technology

Mix with artist presets from Ed Cherney, Joe Chiccarelli, Jaquire King, Ryan Hewitt, David Isaac, Ryan West, and more

Get the flagship Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ plug-in, plus the Legacy 1073 EQ and 1073SE (“DSP-Lite”) EQ plug‑ins

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Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

The Only End-to-End Neve 1073 Circuit Emulation

The Only End-to-End Neve 1073 Circuit Emulation

Universal Audio’s all-new Neve 1073 plug-in for Apollo and UAD-2 provides all the features, unique circuit behaviors, and coveted sound of Neve's original hardware design. By modeling the dual-stage "Red Knob" preamp, revered three-band EQ, and post-fader output amplifier with obsessive detail, the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ replicates the experience of the original 1970s hardware with stunning accuracy. Like the hardware, the new Neve 1073 plug-in incorporates all 10 clipping points from the preamp and EQ circuitry, delivering trademark clarity, grit, and harmonically rich class‑A saturation.

Unison Technology for Apollo

Unison Technology for Apollo

Harnessing UA’s Unison technology, the Neve 1073 plug-in blurs the lines between analog and digital, giving you all of the 1073 preamp’s impedance, gain staging “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors that have made it legendary among the audio faithful. The secret is Unison’s bi-directional control and communication from the 1073 plug-in to the digitally controlled mic preamps in Apollo. With Unison, the Apollo preamp changes to the Neve 1073's physical input impedance, allowing both "Lo" (300 Ω) and "Hi" (1200 Ω) impedance setting options. This provides the 1073's full gain and tonal range to your favorite mics.

Add Clarity and Color to any Source

Add Clarity and Color to any Source

Of course, the Neve Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection isn’t just for Apollo owners. UAD-2 hardware owners can employ the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection for mixing, tone shaping, or simply adding sheen and bite to vocals, guitars, drums and more — without ever leaving the box. To get you started, there are artist presets from renowned 1073 users such as Ed Cherney, Joe Chiccarelli, Jaquire King, Ryan Hewitt, David Isaac, Ryan West, and more. UAD-2 power users can place Neve 1073 instances across multiple channels, turning their favorite DAW into a classic Neve console.

Key Features

Exclusively Neve licensed, Universal Audio modeled Neve 1073 Preamp and EQ
Models entire Neve 1073 Class A transformer/transistor circuit path, including preamp, EQ, output amplifier, nonlinearities and clipping
Revered 3-band Wessex A88/8014 Console EQ: High Shelf, Mid Bell, Low Shelf, passive High Pass Filter
Collection includes Unison-enabled Neve 1073 console channel plug-in with preamp, plus separate 1073 and 1073SE Legacy EQ plug-ins
Realtime UAD Processing and exclusive Unison Mic Preamp Technology features with Apollo audio interfaces
Mic, Line and Hi-Z inputs with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
Physical analog Lo (300 Ω) or Hi (1200 Ω) switchable input impedance with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
Tactile control of Gain staging and common preamp parameters with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection


E. Taponen

July 17, 2017


Heard a lot of great things about this. I've used it on vocals and acoustic guitar and must say it sounds fantastic.

I. Lovett

July 15, 2017

Amazing color and tone

After demoing the 1073 plugin, I knew I had to buy it. The slap bass preset is amazing.

Separately, using the 1073 on the master track instantly adds beautiful tone and color to the mix.

For tracking guitar, it works wonderfully. I'm a tone snob and the Neve definitely takes care of any issues that I had when going DI.

For vocals, it's amazing as well. The EQ and preamp presets translate into clean, smooth vocals with that analog color

N. MacIntosh

July 15, 2017

You know, that sound....

It does wonderful things

V. Wills

July 14, 2017

Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

If i could only have One plugin this would be it! In Unison mode it's absolutely great, from clean to saturated. In legacy or regular eq mode the colours of tone are spot on! This is my go to in Console. I am also using analog class A gear and they are easy to use with the Unison Neve 1073. Mic's sound clear, crisp, full and warm. Please tell me you are working on Neve Shelford 1073 modelling. I should have bought the Neve 1073 collection at the beginning, it's all good I have it now. Thanks!!

P. Picard

July 14, 2017

The Best.

One of the Best if not "The" best Preamp EQ while tracking vocals

G. Twydell

July 13, 2017


Sounds amazing across the board. So what is doesn't have a million knobs and stuff... what you can do with it, it does amazing!

D. Keown

July 12, 2017

Three cheers for great sound!!

I pretty much record everything with the Neve 1073 pre. Everything just sounds better with it.

M. Badinga

July 11, 2017

Neve 1073, is on point

coming from an apogee Duet, the Twin with the neve emulation is just a different planet.

s. rothe

July 11, 2017

small but big difference

I just bought this preamp to get the neve console sound on my recordings.
it's a very nice and warm sound on an accoustic guitar recording.
i use it on vocals to and it sounds awesome!!!

it is just a small sound difference but i makes a huge impact in the end!

Great Job
Sebastian Rothe

J. Valo

July 10, 2017

Lovely pre & Eq

The pre and the eq work for wide variety of sources from vocals to synths. Nice open sound and extremely small tweaks are needed to make sources sound more alive. Highly recommended.

Y. Kim

July 1, 2017


It's real and fantastic color!!

M. Marantz

July 1, 2017

Weight, warmth, and girth

I wasn't planning to buy this but I demo'ed it and had to. I like to record at a well known NJ studio that has a sweet Neve 1073 sidecar. The pres in the Neve sidecar sound absolutely great. I also recorded last year at Cantebury Sound in Toronto which has a 20 strip 1073 board. So I'm very familiar with the sound and vibeyness of the real thing, as well as when that tone is missing from a source. I have an Apollo, which I've owned for 4 years and lover, & am just getting into the Unison idea. I tried recording my sax through my U87-clone mic and the Apollo pre dry. Then I did another take where I used only the Unison preamp emulation (no EQ) cranked up to just a nominal amount of gain, and the difference in the vibe and tone is apparent enough for me that it warrants the purcahse. UA managed to model an emulation that brings us much closer to the vibe and tone of the original 1073 than you'll find in the world of sterile modern clean pres. Now, thirdly I tried a take where I filtered the lows around 80hz and added some 220hz for warmth and man, this thing is really making my ears melt! So warm and crispy. I love it. I only wish I had one of the newer 8p Apollos so I could run 8 of these at once in Unison mode when recording instead of just 4 like I can run in Unison mode now. One cool thing, though, is that I can run 8 instances of it on my Apollo Quad's ADAT strips which are filled out by an Audient ASP800. Although you can't run them in Unison mode this way, you can still run them as insert plugins on the ADAT channels, "zero" the gain on the Audient ADAT pres, and use the gain from the 1073 plugin to record through. The result is not quite the same as running the 1073 in Unison mode on channels 1-4 of the Apollo's i/o, but it does warm up the Audient's tendency to be a sterile, boring reflection of the incoming audio. In Unison mode on the Apollo, I hear more warmth, girth, and some grit which is what we're all going for in this endless search for the intangible ear candy that is audio production!

UAD User

June 26, 2017

Sounds so good, I might to have buy more DSP

I concur with everyone else, this plugin truly is the proverbial "secret sauce" on all the source material, I've thrown at it. Also, it eats DSP for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late night snack. I wonder if UAD can develop and release a version, without the Unison portion but with all the same sonic bliss, specifically for mixing. The legacy version, without Unison, doesn't sound nearly as good. Heck, I'd be tempted to use this plugin on every single track, including busses, if I could.

J. Skinner

June 24, 2017

This is the best plugin.

This plugin!! It works on everything. I probably use it too much, but who cares!?? Everything you do with it sounds great. It's not that it does one particular thing I can put a name to - indeed, it's not a precision EQ, so it's probably not the best choice if you want to have microcontrol. That's just fine though because more than anything it simply makes things sound better. Everyone who has A/B'd it with a real 1073 says it's spot on. I personally don't care how accurate of an emulation it is. For me, The Neve 1073 plugin is more accurately described as The Sound Better plugin. ...also the Unison functionality is an added bonus!

H. Meredith-Hardy

June 22, 2017


I've never been fortunate enough to use the preamps this is emulating, but regardless, I get a very nice, very different sound from my apollo. Lovely stuff.

B. Rodenburg

June 21, 2017

Amazing punch!

I use my UAD gear mainly for recording saxophone, and all the tracks ive done with the 1073 are amazing. The 1073 gives my saxophone tracks more punch and make it sound vintage. I love it!

UAD User

June 19, 2017

The best of the best!

UAD it just keeps getting better and better!

M. Łuczak

June 19, 2017

Neve 1073 Preamp

Sounds amazing, warm and nice

M. Łuczak

June 19, 2017

Neve 1073 Preamp

Perfect Preamp - soft, nice and warm, pleasant for ears. The same Neve EQ - both sounds amazing.

j. han

June 18, 2017

Neve 1073

Neve 1073 Very clean and clean sound.
in addition of harmonics in the preamplifier stage is also good

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