Neve® 31102 / 31102SE Classic Console EQ
Iconic 3-Band active EQ from
a legendary Neve console.
Originally featured in the Neve 8068 console, the 31102 EQ was used to mix one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction. With its distinct filter shaping and familiar Neve sheen and bite, the 31102’s three-band active EQ offers enhanced tone-shaping possibilities and simple workflow that sits squarely between its legendary cousins, the 1073 and the 1081.
The Neve 31102 Classic Console EQ plug-ins for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is a thorough emulation of this powerful, distinct sounding EQ. By modeling the original hardware’s filter response curves to exacting detail, as well as its Level Adjust gain control — with original 30 dB gain range — the 31102 Classic Console EQ plug-in delivers the same sonic experience as its analog cousin, with exacting detail.
now you can:
Add dimension and personality to electric guitars
Open up treble frequencies with iconic Neve sheen — and zero harshness
Tighten up kick drums with classic Neve attitude
Give vocals, bass, and drums personality and color
“The UAD Neve 31102 is my go-to drum EQ. There's no other plug-in that can give me as meaty of a kick drum sound!”
– Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers)
February 13, 2013
I'm selling my console now.
I'm not joking about the title. I am using an Apollo and now that I have this I am having a hard time justifying keeping it. I have a Toft ATB 24 mainly for the Eq but the pres worst bad....Read More
December 22, 2012
My favorite EQ!
I demoed all of the Neve EQ's and this one sounded the best to my ears. I really thought the 1081 would be the one but the HF section of the 31102 really gets your attention. It is now my...Read More
December 2, 2012
A better 1073
I preferred the 31102 over the 1073. Even though it looks "uglier", the hi band is more versatile and sounds better for me. Now I'm recording almost everything using 31102 before...Read More
July 12, 2012
This is one eq that was a must-have after I demoed it. What it added to guitars, vocals, keys & drums (percussion included) are words like sheen, luster, depth, air and yes the ever...Read More
August 9, 2011
Great Eq I love how it sounds on Snare, Kick, Guitars, Vocals heck jsut about everything.Read More
June 30, 2011
Incredible equalizer which really opens up the sound without sounding harsh. The parameters are very musical. If you suffer from dull audio, Dr. Neve has the prescription for you! Use this...Read More
Neve licensed and endorsed, Universal Audio-modeled 31102 EQ
3-band active EQ and High/Low filters modeled after legendary Neve 8068 console
Unique coloring with its own distinct filter shaping versus previous Neve designs
Filter response curves modeled to exacting detail
“Level Adjust” gain control with original 30dB gain range
Neve 31102SE ‘DSP-lite’ version yields higher instance count
Neve 31102 / 31102SE Classic Console EQs
I'm selling my console now.
I'm not joking about the title. I am using an Apollo and now that I have this I am having a hard time justifying keeping it. I have a Toft ATB 24 mainly for the Eq but the pres worst bad. This emulation smokes the Toft and gives me more of a vibey British console feel with recall. Side note the pres on the Apollo are better sounding than the Toft to me.
My favorite EQ!
I demoed all of the Neve EQ's and this one sounded the best to my ears. I really thought the 1081 would be the one but the HF section of the 31102 really gets your attention. It is now my "go to" EQ.
A better 1073
I preferred the 31102 over the 1073. Even though it looks "uglier", the hi band is more versatile and sounds better for me.
Now I'm recording almost everything using 31102 before going to Pro Tools on my apollo system.
This is one eq that was a must-have after I demoed it. What it added to guitars, vocals, keys & drums (percussion included) are words like sheen, luster, depth, air and yes the ever popular "presence" unlike any other UA eq i've used. Granted I like the other eq's for various reasons (still learning the fine points on some) but I wouldn't swap this on for any of them.
Great Eq I love how it sounds on Snare, Kick, Guitars, Vocals heck jsut about everything.
Incredible equalizer which really opens up the sound without sounding harsh. The parameters are very musical. If you suffer from dull audio, Dr. Neve has the prescription for you! Use this when you need a bit more control than the Neve 1073.
After using the demo version of all the NEVE EQ's I chose the 31102. It can sound like the 1073, but is more versatile. I wish I could have all of the NEVE products... but for now the 31102 is my first choice!
Also, the LA2A is great (As I knew it would be) I have used it on every session since my initial purchase of the UA card.
This is the best eq plugin Uad has developed!!! Nobody's talking about it, No reviews, No video, Am I the only one lov'in this plug!!!
Sounds and Feels Better than the 1073
This unit is superior to the 1073. It's not to drag down the 1073, but the comparison is bound to made and my choice goes to this plug-in.
I own both UA 1073 and now the 31102.
This unit can do what the 1073 can't do in the lows and low-mids, while the hi-mids have their own kind of sound which is better compared to the 1073.
For Electronic Music: Choose the 31102
For Acoustic Music: Choose the 1073
Thanks UA, 5/5
Neve is Neve...Complete your Collection
I own everyone of the Neve Plug Ins at UA and it Doesn't disappoint...the 31102 has a Few Added Frequency Options and sits between its Siblings the 1081 and 1073...You need the 3 Nevekateers together to open up some Precise EQ ing Tools...
Amazing ! use to all! wow !!!
Drums like heaven!!!
Never seen such a great plugin for drums mixing... low and low mid are from heaven!!! If you want that smooth and consistent bass drum sound JUST BUY IT!!!
V. van Tiel
Cutting the mids
The best eq for cutting the mid frequencies. It does that job superb. And always in just a couple of seconds. I use this eq as first insert on most of the tracks. Since I do so. my mixes sound so much better!
One of the best!!!
This is a recreation of the famous mic pre's in the 8088 console. This mic pre is the evolution of the 1073/84.
I've personally never touched a 8088, but this is a stellar plugin. It seems to open things up when you push the pre's input, also adding a touch of colorful distortion. In a lot of ways, it reacts like I'd imagine the hardware would. The EQ is amazing!! 16k on vocals can be very musical and open in small doses.
On guitars is where it really shines. Push the front end and they come alive, almost sounding 3D.
Killer plugin. Highly recommended.
Best of both worlds
Like having the top end of the 1071 with the bottom of the 1081. Perfect :)
I have almost every EQ uad-1 has available and Iâ€™m doing just great with all them. what ever tweak there is necessary can be accomplished with all my existing tools. Itâ€™s not necessary for me to buy this equalizer. As much as I like it Iâ€™m not going to buy it.
But if you havenâ€™t established your toolbox yet this plug-in is a great place to start.
Neve 31102 / 31102SE Classic Console EQs ..... warm and punchy!
this on my apollo 8 gear is really modelled so well, amazing job!
Compared some of the presets to EQ on pop songs .... excellent. The extra frequency band makes this a definite add to my other Neve gear.
pleasant sound event when all at zero. go to when reducing HF spectrum
I didn't think I would buy this EQ but I did! It adds life to the drums and I love the high shelf.
Incredible how much few knobs with fixed parameters can shape the sound.