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Overview

Neve® 1081 / 1081SE Classic Console EQ Plug-Ins

4-Band EQ & High & Low Cut Filters Plug-In Modeled After Prized Neve 8048 Console

First produced in 1972 by Neve, the 1081 channel module was found in consoles such as the 8048. In fact, vintage 8048 consoles, with 1081 modules, are still in wide use today at classic facilities such as The Village in Los Angeles, and have been chosen by artists ranging from The Rolling Stones to The Red Hot Chili Peppers. UA’s Neve 1081 EQ plug-in is an exacting emulation of the channel module’s four-band EQ with high and low cut filters featuring two parametric midrange bands and “Hi-Q” selections for tighter boosts or cuts.

The Neve 1081 EQ is a five frequency (3.3, 4.7, 6.8, 10, 15kHz) high shelf/bell EQ, a ten frequency (1.5, 1.8, 2.2, 2.7, 3.3, 3.9, 4.7, 5.6, 6.8 , 8.2kHz) hi-mid parametric EQ with two Q types, a ten frequency (220, 270, 330, 390, 470, 560, 680, 820, 1000,1200Hz) low-mid parametric EQ with two Q types, a five frequency (33, 56, 100, 180, 330Hz) low shelf/bell EQ plus a five frequency (27, 47, 82, 150, 270Hz) high pass filter and five frequency (18, 12, 8.2, 5.6, 3.9kHz) low pass filter. Other features include a –20 to +10 db input gain control, phase reverse, and EQ bypass.

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Reviews

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  • Neil Mclellan

    (TapeOp)

    "The [UAD] Neve 1073 & 1081 EQ emulations are stellar and sound crisp and smooth, even at the extreme edges."

    Darrell Thorp

    (Beck, Radiohead, Charlotte Gainsbourg)

    "I love the Neve® 1081 Classic Console EQ Plug-In. It can be a subtle EQ if you just need to brighten something up a little bit. It can also be a really dirty EQ, if you really have to dig in and try to get some character.”

    John Powell

    (How to Train Your Dragon, The Bourne Supremacy)

    “The [UAD] Neve 1081 allows me to manipulate the upper frequencies which is essential for orchestral recordings.”

    Dylan "3-D" Dresdow

    (Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Usher)

    “I prefer the UAD Neve 1081 to the 1073 the majority of the time. It has more bite, and tends to cut through the track more.”

    Eddy Schreyer

    (Oasis Mastering, Prince))

    “I love the Neve 1081 EQ for its power and musical sound. "

  • Glenn Rosenstein

    (Ziggy Marley, U2)

    "I'm very fond of the Neve plugs, the 1073 and the 1081 EQ's ... They make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside."

    Mike Shipley

    (Allison Kraus, Maroon 5)

    “I love the 1081 EQ ... UA's Neve stuff is exceptional, because I can get that same top end. So clean & sweet."

    Hector Delgado

    (Jay-Z, Ledisi)

    "The Neve plug-ins for UAD are a must for anyone wanting that 'outboard' sound 'in-the-box'."

    Future Music UK

    (Future Music UK)

    "Genuinely allows you to turn each channel of your DAW into a virtual Neve channel strip."

    Jim Dalrymple

    (The Loop)

    "[I use] the Fairchild Compressor, Neve 1081, Neve 1073, LA-2A and the 1176 Compressor. They all give you something different."

  • Charles Scott

    (Fringe)

    "I’ve been using 1073/1081 EQs as program EQs a LOT lately. Really, the first plug-in EQs that really sweeten the mix for me."

    Tom Misner

    (President of AMS-Neve)

    "The definitive series of Neve plug-ins as a compliment to the range of Classic and New Classic Neve hardware units."

    Dweezil Zappa

    (Zappa Plays Zappa)

    "I've had a chance to work with all of the Neve plug-ins and they sound exceptionally good."

    Ted Perlman

    (Bob Dylan, Ike Turner)

    “The Neve 1081 is brilliant! ... and I don't want to be without it.”

    Adam Hawkins

    (50 Cent)

    "I love the new Neves. The 1081 and the 1073 I'm so happy with. They're the closest emulations I've heard."

  • Ryan West

    (T.I., T-Pain)

    "I've worked with all the UAD Neve plug-ins and they sound exceptionally good. They do exactly what I had hoped they would do."

    Paul Vnuk, Jr.

    (Recording Magazine)

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

    Garret Haines

    (EQ Magazine)

    "If you’ve been considering the UAD line ... with authorized Neve plug-ins, you’ll have the tools you need."

    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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    by A. Shante (Friday 13 July, 2012)

    plugin neve from U.A., it is better only iron, and not always. Speed of work and qualitative result! … Read More

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    by R. Patel (Friday 1 June, 2012)

    I already have the Neve 1073 EQ, and just added the 1081 EQ to my collection. This EQ is smoother and more flexible, works great on kick drums, bass, adding some sheen to vocals, and also for adding some weight to a snare drum. The filters are great, both the low pass and high are very useful. I sho … Read More

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    by S. GORA (Thursday 16 June, 2011)

    Best on drums and vocals. More surgical than its little brother the Neve 1073 _ … Read More

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    Fantastic EQ
    by J. Broeckers (Tuesday 18 September, 2012)

    Dear Frinds, For me the best EQ I ever heared, he works perfectly for me. Big gratulations for the Team who designed this outstanding EQ. But not only the plugs are awsome,also the support by universal audio. I will tell what happend: I would like to purchase the 1073, but I did put the … Read More

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    by A. Maskens (Friday 17 June, 2011)

    This EQ is another great one to own. Mainly because the hardware its based on is legendary! Knowing it's been used all over the place tells you that Neve sound is all over the place too! Having the ability to put some of that sound in my own work is great when I need it! … Read More

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Features & Specs

Neve® 1081 / 1081SE Classic Console EQ Plug-Ins

Features:

  • Exclusively Neve licensed/UA modeled 1081 EQ
  • Derived from revered 4-band 8048 console EQ
  • High shelf, parametric high and low mid, low shelf & HP/LP
  • Adjustable frequency high/low shelf, switchable to bell curve
  • –20 to +10 dB input gain control
  • Neve 1081SE ‘DSP-lite’ version yields higher instance count
  • Original RAF cosmetics & concentric controls
  • 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

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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