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


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

A. Nordine

June 14, 2017

So cool!

I love having multiple preamps available with Unison. This is so cool!

M. Desmarais

June 14, 2017

Excellent !

Very good EQ and preamp. I like how the plugin seems to create a bit of space around the track, giving it a little better definition in the mix without even engaging the EQ. The EQ curves behave like the hardware and the sound is quite close (although not really there, don't believe the hype). Not night and day vs the Scheps 73, but a little better and smoother. A little thicker, if a little subdued in comparison, but in a good way. Smoother highs, no bad hype. Low end filter is good. It's a power hog though and the SE regular version is damn close. Very satisfying to use!

S. Lee

June 13, 2017

1073's the BEST!

I have API Vision Channel Strip, UA 610A,B.
and After i tested 1073, I'm using 1073 only. ;)
Great color, Saturation and Warmth...
You can't fell the whole felling of this from youtube.
I recommend you to demo this.
But be careful.
If you test this, you can't stop buying this. xD

C. Calvo Pardos

June 13, 2017


Neve 1073 have problably the best Unison sound of Apollo, must to have.

W. Teo

June 13, 2017


This preamp is seriously.....excellent. I can't believe my ears. Slate Digital offers great preamps for a good price...but if you REALLY want the BEST virtual preamp.....the Neve 1073...kinda hard to beat.

H. Gray

June 10, 2017

It's a 1073 what more can you say ;-)

I worked on my first Neve console back in the 80's. For me personally it is something that stays with you, like driving a classic Ferrari from the 60's sure there are lots of other high performance cars, but only the Ferrari has that specific vibe about it. I have heard ll the arguments from people who say yeah I can tell the difference between the real thing and this plug in, but my argument is I can tell the difference between the individual Neve channels in a console so who is to say this isn't just another 1073 with it's own unique flavor. I love this plug in, I use it in combination with so many different things, but I think I love it the most on vocals , I am a bit biased as I have been a rock vocalist for a few decades. The 1073 adds a presence to vocals that I describe as British and in your face big, puts strong vocals right up front where they belong. If I had any suggestion to UAD for this plug in, it would be a to add some kind of variation function that allows a bit of deviation in the over all sound character, so that it can be more representative of several different 1073's in a console, as some sound better on vocals, others drums and so forth. Thanks UAD I love this plug in!!!

J. Hendricks

June 9, 2017


What can you say? Just buy it and use it you won't be sorry.

A. Liedtke

June 8, 2017

Neve 1073 Preamp my Swiss Army Knife for every recording!

I started the demo of the Neve 1073 And was blow'n away by the sound. I recorded Vocals, Guitar And Bass. And by the way, the Neve 1073 and my Apollo twin MKII Quad, that team creates the best sounding recordings I've ever made. I never can spent the money for a real Neve 1073 so I paid 129$ in UA-Store for this absolut awesome Plugin. Great Job UA. Kind regards from Germany Andy

L. Oliveira

June 4, 2017

The Neve 1073 Unison Preamp IT SOUNDS BANANAS!!!

Don't think too much, if you are one of those who travel a lot or just don't have the money to have the real deal like The 1073 preamp, just buy this plugin and I promise you will not regret it. I've recorded from rock vocals to rap and it really sounds incredible.

M. Julien

June 4, 2017


Everything has already been said on this emulation. It's simply stunning. The preamp saturation is superb with Unison.


June 3, 2017



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