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Universal Audio Releases Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection with Groundbreaking Unison Technology

New Software Features the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection, AAX 64 Windows 7 Support, PCIe Audio Driver Support, Expanded Compatibility for Apollo Twin and UAD Devices, and Console Input Labeling

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • May 8, 2014 — Universal Audio is pleased to announce the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.

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.

In 2006, Universal Audio released the Neve 1073 and 1073SE legacy plug-ins, which quickly became a staple for in-the-box mixing and mastering engineers worldwide. Today, UA’s team of engineers have improved upon the original and incorporated — for the first time ever — all 10 clipping points from the preamp and EQ circuitry, as well as Unison™ technology integration with the award-winning Apollo and Apollo Twin audio interfaces. The result is the all-new Neve 1073 plug-in — a true end-to-end circuit emulation of the original Neve 1073 console channel that delivers its trademark grit and harmonically rich class-A saturation.

In addition, the all-new Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ plug-in features presets from famous Neve 1073 users, including Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, U2), Ed Cherney (Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones), Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), Joel Hamilton (Pretty Lights, Sparklehorse), Dave Isaac (Prince, Marcus Miller), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers), and more.

“The new Neve 1073 plug-in is one of our most ambitious projects to date,” says Universal Audio CEO Bill Putnam Jr. “We are proud to bring such an exacting emulation of this legendary piece of hardware to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.”

Available for purchase from UA's Online Store for $299 ($149 for owners of the legacy Neve 1073/1073SE Classic Console EQ Plug-Ins), the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection also includes the legacy Neve 1073 and 1073SE “DSP light” plug-ins and is part of the new UAD Software v7.7.

Neve Preamp & EQ Collection Key Features:

  • The world’s only authentic and licensed plug-in emulation of the classic Neve 1073 Channel Amplifier
  • Mix and EQ your tracks with Neve tone, including all 10 distinct clipping points from the vintage 1970’s era hardware
  • Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the 1073 plug-in with Unison™ technology
  • Package includes legacy Neve 1073 and 1073 SE “DSP Light” EQ plug-ins
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

Download UAD Software v7.7 here:
http://www.uaudio.com/support/uad/77.html

Learn more about the Neve 1073 EQ & Preamp Collection plug-in here:
www.uaudio.com/store/unison/neve-1073-collection.html

Learn more about Unison technology here:
www.uaudio.com/blog/using-unison

Learn more about award-winning Apollo audio interfaces here:
www.uaudio.com/apollo

Learn more about the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform:
www.uaudio.com/uad-plug-ins.html

About UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Powered by Universal Audio’s popular UAD-2 DSP Accelerator hardware and Apollo audio interfaces, UAD Powered Plug-Ins offer the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations and award-winning audio plug-ins on Mac and PC. UAD plug-ins deliver rich, analog sound quality that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with native recording systems.

About Universal Audio Inc.
Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.” www.uaudio.com.

©2014 Universal Audio, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, pricing, and availability are subject to change without notice. The "Universal Audio" name, UA "Diamond" logo, “Apollo,” and "UAD Powered Plug-Ins" are trademarks of Universal Audio Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. The “Neve” name, “Neve” logos, and any Neve product images contained herein are used by permission of AMS Neve Ltd.

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