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by F. H (1/29/2015):

I guess it's not useful to talk alot about Neve you should only try it and compressed a… Read more

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Overview

Neve 33609 / 33609SE Compressor Plug-In

Stereo/Mono Compressor Plug-In With Separate Limiter & Compression Sections

Derived from the original Neve 2254 compressor, circa 1969, the 33609 stereo bus compressor/limiter utilizes a bridged-diode gain reduction circuit and many custom transformers. The uniquely musical character of this circuit has made the 33609 a studio standard since its release. The UAD Neve 33609 is the only Neve-sanctioned software recreation of the Neve 33609 (rev C). Every detail of the original unit is captured, and matches its hardware counterpart with absolute precision. The 33609 plug-in includes a DSP-optimized 33609SE which allows for higher instance counts.

The completely stepped-controlled 33609 is made up of separate compression and limiter sections, each with their own threshold, recovery and bypass controls. Two of the recovery selections for each section are dedicated to a program dependent auto release. The compressor section also offers five ratio selections and 20 dB make-up gain, while the limiter offers a fast or slow attack. The mono/stereo switch couples and decouples the left and right gain reduction elements.

The UAD Powered Plug-In version of the Neve 33609 adds a few control enhancements not found on the hardware: An additional stepped output control with 20db of gain, a link switch allowing ganged left/right control of all parameters, and a headroom switch, which allows the DAW user to take advantage of the full range of 33609 gain coloration.

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  • Aziz Ibrahim

    (Simply Red, The Stone Roses)

    "The Neve 33609 & Fairchild 670 compressor plug-ins are my favorites. They really seem to fix things for me."

    Neil Mclellan

    (TapeOp)

    "One the last Prodigy album I used this [Neve 33609] plug-in across whole drum groups as well as the mix bus."

    Ed Cherney

    (Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton)

    "Oh, the 33609 [plug-in] is great, I love it on lead vocals. It’s also an excellent buss limiter/compressor."

    David Isaac

    (Marcus Miller, Anita Baker)

    "I used the Neve 33609 on the remake of Stevie Wonder's of "Higher Ground" ... and it worked out great!"

    Ariel Borujow

    (P-Diddy, TI, Black Eyed Peas)

    "I always reach for the Neve 33609 plug-in when i need to smooth out some backround vocals. Its just like the real thing!"

  • Paul Vnuk, Jr.

    (Recording Magazine)

    "As you would expect from UA, each plug-in is visually and functionally accurate to its real world counterpart"

    Bruce Aisher

    (Future Music UK)

    "UA have taken revered [Neve] hardware and modelled it to perfection to produce a killer bundle."

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    My compressor
    by F. H (Thursday 29 January, 2015)

    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… Read More

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    Another fave
    by E. Fischer (Friday 23 January, 2015)

    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. Read More

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    It is magnificent!
    by A. Anyn (Wednesday 21 January, 2015)

    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,… Read More

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    so cool!
    by T. Kakino (Wednesday 14 January, 2015)

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

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    Neve 33609
    by P. Graue (Wednesday 14 January, 2015)

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

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Features & Specs

Neve® 33609 / 33609SE Compressor Plug-In

Features:

  • Recreation of the Neve 33609 (rev C) — Derived from the original Neve 2254 compressor
  • Exclusive Neve licensed/UA modeled 33609 bus compressor
  • Compression curves and nonlinearities modeled to exacting detail
  • Auto-release settings offer program dependent qualities
  • “Software-only” controls link, output gain, and headroom switch
  • Stereo or mono operation
  • Includes SE version for higher instance count
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

See the UAD Instance Chart here

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Docs

Apollo Software Manual (Thunderbolt)

Apollo Software Manual (FireWire)

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog

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