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


R. Saunders

May 7, 2017

Simply wonderful!!

Sounds great. Phenomenal in all regards. Musical beautiful and tonally creamy and inviting. If you had to record through a single plug-in, this would be it. I can't see why you'd need to buy another pre amp style Real Time plug in after this: it's simply that musical and wonderful.

A. Lehmus

May 6, 2017

Oh my god

Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god...amazing.

T. Utz

May 5, 2017

Instantly What Was Looking For

I think every musician and their mother has always been eyeing the 1073 since she was your crush in middle school. Lower end interfaces wound up compromising the warmth and tonal characteristics from the original source. The gain staging ability makes it quick to dial in the correct tones that you want. The unison technology is genius. I think universal audio doesn't quite have THE best plugins, however the unison makes a MASSIVE difference when you're trying to capture the sound. Makes me glad I purchased the Apollo Duo. Try to get the same tone straight from the box by bypassing the Unison technology. It just won't happen.

J. Ivarsson Björklund

May 3, 2017

Not just another...

...preamp plugin. I've been on stand by for this one since I already own the API channel strip and the DSP usage is a downside.
But I pushed the demo button last week before tracking vocals, acoustic and electric guitars and I guess I "need" to buy this one now. Sounds great and another beast than the API (and 610).


April 28, 2017

its a NEVE

Its a privilege to have this preamp at ur fingertips ..... small adjustments go a long way.... it give that silk to vocals n warmth to other content with fly colors

T. Schirmer

April 27, 2017

Mid-range harmonics and saturation

This is one of the most fun UAD plugins for tracking vocals through UNISON and usage in parallel on bass and drums. The harmonic non-linear distortion adds great mid-range vibe. It's a ressource hog, but you know what you spend your chip power for.

K. Johannessen

April 25, 2017

Warm and in your face!!

Tested some and found this to have the warmest sound. It works great with all instruments incl. vocal

D. Mascarenhas

April 21, 2017

Never loved a plugin more

I love the saturation and warmth it gives just by enabling the plugin. I love it.

M. Becker

April 14, 2017

Color, weight, quality!

A wonderful and colorful addition to the unisonpreamps. Its not only changing the tone, it is changing the quality of the sound! Everyone should try it while tracking. Usually using it for vocals and drums. It really takes your tracks to the next level.

And for mixing purpose - the eq is stunning. Using it often as a snare top EQ. Have the feeling that the transients are getting tighter by using it... Great virtual Gear!

M. L

April 9, 2017



Q. Rodgers

April 3, 2017

Blown Away

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I also find the video unfair. We all know how level mismatch, even the slightest, will make the loudest stand out as the best. No wonder most dynamics plug-ins will raise the output level. It sells.

I just did a quick test between the Scheps and IK Multimedia EQ 73. Same story. At default settings on both, everything at Off/Zero, the latter is typically 1dB louder on the material I tested with (vocals). So just by engaging the IK EQ73 you get 1dB of RMS gain. Then, when I start twisting, the difference becomes 1-2dB. I know I can't compare the two like that, but at ANY setting the IK EQ73 is louder. That's gotta say something...

Back to the video and the UAD Neve 1073. Okay, it's louder than the Scheps, but surely that doesn't account for all the difference, does it? To me it sounds like the UAD add an insane amount of... crosstalk(?). I mean, it changes the whole stereo image. But maybe once again, I'm fooled by the increase in output level...

C. Buenviaje

April 1, 2017

Does Magic to every track

I'm so blown away with the Neve 1073 plugin. The warm and color it adds to a track is outstanding. Use it on a snare drum or in a buss it gives that grit and analog kick to any track. Inspite of it's power hungry traits it is still a good plugin and it forces you to be creative when it comes to managing your resources.

C. Jolley

April 1, 2017

An EQ winner gets even better

I had the 1073 plugin prior to upgrade, and use it frequently on string instruments and vocals. But the Preamp has that extra bit of musicality that is essential for ITB recording. I find myself adding it to mix busses just for the Preamp coating. Like the Pultec, even flat settings provide a little bit of color that is highly desirable.

B. Miranda

March 30, 2017

I love this preamp

The color I get from the plugin is awesome. Makes guitars sound huge!

J. Jones

March 30, 2017

Unison 1073 & Me

Once my 3rd round of free 14 day trials was expired I finally made the commitment . It's a lush sounding preamp plug-in and worth every dollar; however I held out for a sale and used a $50 coupon, to make this purchase. I'd pay full price if I had to replace it because I won't record without it.

M. Lim

March 30, 2017

Perfect Preamp

When I use this for vocals, it sounds so good that I cannot use other preamps

J. Yellen

March 29, 2017

Really great

Makes a big difference recording vocals through this. I highly recommend it.

P. King

March 23, 2017

Best 1073 so far!

Great job on this. Has all the character and vibe of a well kept original

D. Iljes

March 21, 2017

Just great

This really is a gamechanger. Pitty for the processor power.

A. Hrvatin

March 21, 2017

sonic bliss

A great revision of an already super useful EQ plug-in. Now also the preamp "colour" sounds great... It can add sheen and depth, clean up the mid range in a very musical way.

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