Neve® 1073® Preamp & EQ Collection
Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection
By Tyrone Sebastian
This plugin is awesome I have been trying to get that warm sound on my production for years, never thought anyone would be able to truly emulate the sound of the 1073 Neve preamp I now use this on most if not all of my projects. I'd like to say well done! UAD this was worth every penny! Extremely happy no need to travel miles pay silly money anymore in over priced studios. Can capture that vintage warm sound on my mixes in my own studio without breaking the bank!
This plug-in adds significantly more gain, and enhances the presence of any mic I attach. I'm glad I purchased it. I only wish I had bought into the Universal Audio family years ago instead of piecing together cheap hardware interfaces and mic-pres.
Best of the best!
Just perfect...sounds great on any sound!!!!
btw...eats up too much CPU.....
I come from a Waves background and I'm pretty new to UA. I just bought my first Apollo, and after using the trial for the 1073 I bought it.
Honestly my only regret is not having more DSP to use more instances of this wonderful plugin.
I made a couple of blind tests comparing this wonderful plugin to the Waves version and it is just overall better. Nicer top end and saturation.
I tested it 2 weeks and it is just amazing! Never recorded guitars, voices and bass that sound like this! Bravo!!!! A must have! My best preamp plug ever!
Wow 1073 indeed.
I have an aurora audio gtq2 & chandler ltd1 & this new 1073 plugin competes rivals them both. Its shocking n inspiring how in some cases Uad sounded better easier conveniently. I used the preamp section n 12k on a clients vocal that was recorded on rode classic n blue Robbie and results were amazing. Driving the preamp tamed the high frequencies that annoyed me about the rode classic n also a touch of 100 gave vocals balls. Also threw the 1073 on snare n kick and I no longer
need to run my sounds through the chandler because of this new 1073 plug.
I'm looking forward for 33609 update & dbx 160vu
You want Amazing?
Well this is Amazing. I like it better than the hardware I think. it is hands down better than Waves. (sorry waves I do like your products)
As a pre it is open transparent with a pallet of color in the tone knobs...
That high shelf is ridiculous !
Now use it as a plug in to add punch and clarity ....say to drums. I love what it does for rock guitars also
I'm blown away!
Nice work UA!
Magic by just inserting it
I've just transferred a live recording from a cheap tascam recorder. The live track had very thin and harsh sound. Simply inserting this channel strip without even touching the controls completely removes the harshness. It opens up the top end, and brings out depth and detail. The EQ has amazinging clarity and smoothness. Just try a few dB of midrange, it adds vocal like clarity to a source. This plugin really stands out, it's not a surprise this is one of the most cpu hungry plugins (67% on one core). It's simple but powerfull. In Console I've stapped this one permanently on inputs 1/2. Just sitting there with no EQ applied, it adds a high end gloss to everything i feed my Apollo 8.
j. franco lopez
hace tiemepo que no escribo , pero es obligado , este plugins es una maravilla posiblemente el mejor que tengo .
el preamp y su eq son impresionante , y hace el proyecto con una claridad increible . gracias uad .
I bought this on "sale' for $199 USD now the day after i bought it the price has dropped to $99? what the hell UA? Not cool and not the way to look after a loyal customer?
2 Min Price Changing WHY?
I just bought this plug in 199$ after 2 min. authorized I See in online Shop 99$......... WHY?
This is my number one desert island plugin right here. Like the original hardware unit, everything just sounds better run through this thing! Rupert made some magic in that little red knob! I just shake my head with how easy it is to get things sounding incredible. The high shelf is so silky smooth on vocals, and the big bottom that Neve is known for is incredible on Kick and Bass.
Ok, just buy this...it's an absolute staple. Everything will sound better that you feed to it. Those thick harmonics will make your mixes/productions sound so much fatter, rounder and huge.
TIP: Also, use this on the master bus. Try two clicks of the red knob and turn the output volume down to match the gain increase (and maybe a touch of that high shelf) :)
Best for Vocals
The unison tech just shines on my Miktek mic, using it together with an LA-2A it's almost impossible not to get great results
knocked it out of the park!
My favorite hardware chain for my voice is SM7, 1073, 1176 - does the job every time. Now with the Unison 1073 I finally feel like I can get results at home that are as good as I was getting in the real studio. It reacts beautifully and has so much more character than the stock Apollo pres - I track almost everything through it. I recommend this one to veryone I know with an Apollo!
the ultimate sound!
this strip sounds amazing in every instrument!
and the unison technology rocks!
thanks UAD team
This is an amazing emulation, even better than them hardware emulations you get.
Tried it for a day and bought it immediately after comparing it with slate vmr
The distortion of the preamp is incredible and just a tiny bit of eq works wonder. I find that both the eq and the distortion is much more sweet and refined than slate's neve which is more "obvious", so that's why I bought the UAD 1073, I don't care about the dsp consumption.
I a/b'd this with a real 1073, and I must say, despite obviously liking the analogue gear better, I could not tell which was which in a blind test! Definitely buying.
Neve 1073 on UAD
Really useful simulation. I can compare it to the real neve channel strip that I use and it helps when I mix and when I do multichannel recordings. The clarity is instantly recognizable. I have had a great experience with all the UAD plug-ins so far- the EMT 140, the various compressors that came with it.......fantastic tools
NEVE 1073 review
Has so many uses, and a lot of warmth and character - love this plug.
Will be useful on most things - guitar, acoustic, piano, kik/snare, vocals, etc. etc.