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  • 3 of 3 found this helpful.
    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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    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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    $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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    Superb emulation of a classic

    by M. Bramley. 5 out of 5 stars

    Even though we all come to expect nothing but brilliance from Neve this 33609 is outstandingly good.
    I think the reviews for the speak for themselves. I will just add this......I have just used this as the dominant comp/limiter in a test remastering exercise to restore a lifeless audio recording. The audio for this dance track was given sparkle it needed by the usual life savers...Pultec Pro etc... But it was the 33609 which excelled this time where others were not quite hitting the spot. Used on a vocal track recorded with a budget electret condenser mic suffering from capsule overload & preamp clipping, the Neve came through for it's smooth effortless compression with stereo bus mastering adding much needed punch. A1!


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    Neve wins.

    by S. Goodison. 5 out of 5 stars

    I got the 33609 in the sale for $74/£54. I'd tried it for a couple days before and quite liked it, but didn't really get in to it much as when you demo these plugins you have to change them so you can do revisions if required. As soon as I bought it and I knew it wasn't a waste of my time dialling in a great sound only to change compressor, this thing blew my mind. I have the 76's which are fantastic, LA2A's which are just irreplaceable and didn't really think another compressor was absolutely necessary. I was so wrong. Smash your drum bus with this unit in parallel to your main drum bus and bring it way up and then pass out from the amount of happy.


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    YES !

    by J. Bacon. 5 out of 5 stars

    First off, I have not tried the hardware unit, so I can make no claims for the authenticity of the emulation, although I suspect it is very close, because UA are good at that, right?

    Here's what matters to me: it works superbly well. And that is a real thing.

    I also have the Fairchild 670 and 660, both of which were game-changeres for my studio. They are beautiful, warm and intuitive, and I would highly recommend them in addition to the Neve 33609.

    The 33609 is a little cleaner to my ears, but it is still rich and warm, and it works fabulously on classical music. That is a real test for any compressor.

    Thanks to UAD for this one.


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    My compressor

    by F. H . 5 out of 5 stars

    I guess it's not useful to talk alot about Neve you should only try it and compressed a Kick with for instance, this is in my opinion the best way to see what is able this one. Lot of compressor give you good result, but this one either you want to decrease peak or improve definition, is simply incredible. You can really design frequency as you expect !


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    Another fave

    by E. Fischer . 5 out of 5 stars

    Again - If I could by the hardware unit I might, but this does the trick beautifully. Sounds exactly like I remember it. So many uses, so many great tones, from clean limiting to extreme compression. Really fantastic.


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    It is magnificent!

    by A. Anyn . 5 out of 5 stars

    I acquired it quite recently, but during this time Neve 33609 became one of my favourite compressors for the master of the bus, and also for the bus of drums. That it does that it is simple some mysticism, literally some movements and everything starts changing, only to the best. UAD thanks, for opportunity to have this remarkable compressor on my computer. It is magnificent!


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    so cool!

    by T. Kakino . 5 out of 5 stars

    Neve 33609 is very nice .
    Plug-ins that can be used in all instruments.


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    Neve 33609

    by P. Graue . 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best compressor plugin I ever used. Clean, smooth and transparent. Worth the price I've paid on sale event


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    Neve 33609/33609E

    by K. Sawhney . 5 out of 5 stars

    This Neve stereo compressor/Limiter plugin from UAD, not only does a fantastic job on drum bus, guitars and the stereo bus but it actually sounds and feels like the heavyweight that the hardware is. Thank you UAD. I was lusting after this hardware for a long time. :-)


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Neve 33609 / 33609SE Compressor Plug-In

Neve 33609 / 33609SE Compressor Plug-In
$249.00
Average Rating [97 ratings]:
4.84 out of 5 stars