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    unreal

    by K. Jardine . 5 out of 5 stars

    I think this may be replacing the G-series SSL I've had on my Master buss for years......what a killer compressor.


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    Neve 33609 The professional must-have Compressor/limiter

    by R. Edwards . 5 out of 5 stars

    I've used and owned the hardware versions of the Neve 33609 since they were first available. Without doubt, this plug-in is indistinguishable from my favourite hardware.
    There hardly a broadcast mix that wouldn't benefit by using this across the final output. A work of genius in emulating the work of a genius.


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    Neve Nirvana

    by R. O'brien . 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this compressor. Not too much more to say but you can use it on a master fader, drum buss, stems. You name it, it will make it sound better.
    I especially like using it as an aux compressed buss.
    Take all the instruments you want to compress and send them out through a stereo aux send, this allow you to mix a separate mix for the compressor.
    send this to the Neve and slowly add the compressed mix back into your un-compressed mix. You will hear the mix get louder but if you are careful and watch the stereo meters you will hardly see any increase in level.
    I usually leave out vocals, BG's and any lead instruments.

    This Neve Rocks.......thanks UA


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    by C. Presnell . 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW!!! Finally, a go-to 2 bus compressor. It adds a fullness to a mix. It fills and rounds out the low end without getting boomy. Great glue effect as well.


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    by J. Piccione . 5 out of 5 stars

    Started using this plug in on just about every buss. The master buss the mix takes on a "sheen" and an "air" that I remember some of my favorite recordings having. This is a must have plug in for anyone looking to add the Real Glue Factor to their mixes. Thanks UA!


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    by C. Denham . 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning.

    Even now, all these years later, this compressor still holds it's own above any plug in compressor I have heard.

    It's not hardware - but it somehow wraps the signal in a way all other plugin compressors seem incapable of managing.

    Perfect for natural instruments such as Piano or Strings - but also great on the drum bus - this plugin is one of a kind (and, unlike some other UA compressors there is simply no peer at the moment).

    Essential.


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    by S. San . 5 out of 5 stars

    In my subjective A/B comparison of the Neve 33609 and the Fairchild plug-ins, the Fairchild has a ton of features that allow you to add dimensionality (sense of space) and all the harmonic warmth you could hope for. While it allows for some psychedelic coloration of your sounds, it can never tone down the palette enough (for my taste) to invisibly bind a mix together.

    The Neve 33609 is a near-perfect stereo mix compressor plug-in. It allows me to finally relax and achieve the sonic results I hear in my head. Warmth, air, cohesion, sculpting, all subtly and artfully splayed into a unified whole - the Neve makes it happen. The Pultec-Pro, Neve 1081, and the 33609 on the Master channel bring the solid shore to light through the audio fog.


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    by E. Gorski . 5 out of 5 stars

    Evil, evil people. I activated the demo of the Neve 33609. I was forced to scrape together the 249 bucks before the two weeks ran out cuz I could not work without this on the master bus. I have upgraded my studio in the past 6 months and so I am re inventing the wheel here and I have been adding more and more UAD plugs, I had been using the T-Racks matering system and this was leaving a more colored compression on the tracks, but the Neve 33609 is clean and just sits on the master bus adding shine and brightness to the master. I love this and it is just the mest master compressor that I have ever used. Thanks so much, but you are still evil, evil people.


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    by C. Soulos . 2 out of 5 stars

    I have the hardware and this is somewhat of an exaggeration labelling this an emulation of the real thing.
    There is something wrong with this plugin, I'm not sure what it is. It's close but no cigar from me.
    The more gentle you are the better it performs. But you can slam the hardware and it still sounds "correct". Until you can do the same with this plug in I have to be honest and say it falls way short of the mark.
    I think Neve gave UAD some dodgy circuit digrams to model this.
    Time will tell.
    I'm sure there are users out there who worship it.
    But it doesn't react like the hardware when slammed, so what's the point?
    The plugin imparts a certain lifelessness that the hardware doesn't.
    The UAD SSL G buss compressor is a much better emulation IMHO.
    Regards
    Christopher


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    $74 CANT BEAT IT

    by J. Melvin. 5 out of 5 stars

    So ive always skipped dont wanna say overlooked becuase i didnt know what it was capable of. So i was mixing a cover of "Earned IT" by the weeknd my bg vox we okay and the lacked life. So i made an aux and sent them to this plug 4:1 ratio and A1 release and BANG OMG!!! life i even threw it on the 2 track and it make it feel LIVE. Heck and vocal Sent to this on a bus = GOLD


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    by B. Ejarque . 5 out of 5 stars

    Serieusement je suis triste parce qu'il coute trés cher !!

    Par contre je peux vous assurez que ayant essayé la demo pendant 14 jours je me suis eclaté les pressets de bases sont vraiment geniaux ca pour centrer ses sons c'est le top ! :)


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    by A. Fade . 4 out of 5 stars

    Je viens d'essayer le NEVE 33209, je l'ai trouvé exellent. Il reste à ma connaissance l'un des meilleurs compresseurs en matière de plugins. J'utilise beaucoup de plug ins de diiférentes marque, mais je peux vous assurer que celui-ci vient en tête de mes préférences pour l'instant.


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    A bus compressor second to none

    by G. Postorino. 5 out of 5 stars

    If you need a punchy squeeze across your mix, this is the plugin. Absolutely love strapping this thing across the mix bus and watch the needles fly. A formidable candidate for parallel drum compression as well. This in combination with the Fairchild is absolute sonic heaven. A standout in the UA plugin line.


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    Used to mastering!

    by E. Oooka. 5 out of 5 stars

    It used to 2ndCD mastering of the album of my "underground storage gallery". Use the preset, but somewhat, threshold, tight sound and raise the fine-tuned by the gain sound pressure, and can make clear sound.
    In particular, the rhythm track, be a very good finish. Even compared to the other comp, you come back to again 33609. Is good!


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    Just remaster something.

    by B. Joseph. 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW!!!! I was a UAD-1 user wayyy back in the day before you young bucks, but just recently purchased an Apollo Quad 8. I remastered some songs I had done just a few months ago and I put two instances of the Neve 33609 on the master channel, 1st was a bit more aggressive the last one in the chain was more subtle and my goodness, my jaw dropped when I A/B'd final mixes. Easy 5 stars!

    P.S. I am now considering getting the real ones.


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    2-bus magic

    by . . 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow what a killer compressor!!!! It's smooth, fat, and driving the output is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad I got this!!!!


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    UAD 33609

    by R. Miranda de Freitas. 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound perfect, crystal clear, great for subgroup enjoyed.


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    English sound

    by R. Gun. 5 out of 5 stars

    Good working summing compressor.
    Works good on pianos.
    It reduces bass amount, like the typical english sound is.
    It seems that it creates a certain level of dynamics it self. It reduces dynamics but also augments dynamics if there is too less.
    So its a set and forget.
    My favorite settings are the short times of 100ms.
    The limiter section does alway distort, so i don´t use it.
    Heavy DSP consumption of the blue version. The black one does not emulate the K2 harmonics in the 2-8dB compression range but consumes a lot less DSP power - your decision.


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    Mix Bus Glue

    by J. Preston. 5 out of 5 stars

    I read several reviews, took the leap of Faith & invested.......well worth it.
    Perhaps there's nothing like the real thing....but I've never heard my mixes sound so rich ever before.
    This thing lives on my mix bus while recording & mastering. Absolutely love it!!


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    I have a lot of compressors but this is my favorite

    by J. Barry. 5 out of 5 stars

    I don't know why but it makes everything cohesive and warm. It just smooths and soothes the mix into something special. I have all the major Universal Audio compressors and this is my goto effect. I can't say good enough things about it. I use it primarily for vocals but it warms up all the tracks and serves as a wonderful master effect for the entire mix.


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Neve 33609 / 33609SE Compressor Plug-In

Neve 33609 / 33609SE Compressor Plug-In
$249.00
Average Rating [119 ratings]:
4.86 out of 5 stars