UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

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Authentic tube mic preamp modeling – featuring Unison technology for Apollo interfaces.

When Universal Audio founder Bill Putnam Sr. introduced the 610 Modular Amplifier preamp in the early '60s, it was a milestone in audio recording history. The 610 became famous among record producers for its startling harmonic detail, and rich clipping characteristics, and its ability to overdrive in a warm, ultra-musical fashion.

The original 610-A preamp was integral to countless legendary recordings — from the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison. Its modern variant, the 610-B, helped to create new classics by Adele and Cold War Kids. Today, you can add the same tube presence, warmth, and body to vocals, guitars, bass and more with the UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces.

Now You Can:

Give your tracks startling three-dimensional tube warmth, presence, and body

Record “through” the 610-A or 610-B tube preamp models in real time using Apollo Twin, DUO, or QUAD

Mix and saturate signals with any UAD-2 hardware for an iconic tube glow

Use the 610-A plug-in to get the tone of the Wally Heider "Green Board," used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix

Get the character of the 610’s entire signal path, including tube amplifiers and transformers, and circuit nonlinearities

Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the plug-in via Unison™ technology

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
Apollo Recording with Unison Plug-Ins
Apollo Recording with Unison Plug-Ins

Apollo Recording with Unison Plug-Ins

Featuring the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ plug-in

The First Genuine 610 Tube Preamp Emulation

The First Genuine 610 Tube Preamp Emulation

With over three years of development, the UA 610 Collection represents the first comprehensive modeling of the legendary 610-A tube preamp and its modern variant, the 610-B — including their tube and transformer components and all of the unique distortion characteristics of the originals. The 610-A is modeled on a channel from the storied Wally Heider "Green Board," used to record Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix, and offers simple 10 kHz high-shelf and 100 Hz low-shelf EQ. The modern 610-B offers selectable input impedance, adjustable high- and low-shelf EQ, and expanded gain range.

Unison Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Unison Technology for Apollo Interfaces

With UA’s Unison technology, the UA 610 Preamp & EQ Collection blurs the lines between analog and digital, giving you all of the 610’s important impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors that have made it legendary. And just like their hardware relatives, both the 610 plug-ins allow Line and Mic levels, with both 500 Ω and 2.0 k Ω impedance setting options available in the 610-B. Combined with Apollo's physical preamp gain, this provides a tonal range from clean to clipped — with tons of broad, musical sweet spots in-between.

Add Tube Color to any Source

Add Tube Color to any Source

UAD-2 and Apollo 16 owners can use the UA 610 Collection for mixing, adding color and saturation to any source, without going outside the box. Inject your tracks with the legendary warm, natural compression the 610 is famous for, allowing you to place instruments perfectly in the mix while giving them a rich, three-dimensional tube character.

Key Features

Universal Audio modeled UA 610 Tube Preamplifier and EQ
One of the most popular preamps ever made — designed by M.T. “Bill” Putnam
One purchase provides both modern 610-B and vintage 610-A based on historical Wally Heider desk
Models UA 610 electronic path including tube amplifiers and transformers, with circuit nonlinearities
Realtime UAD Processing and exclusive Unison Mic Preamp Technology features with Apollo audio interfaces
Mic, Line and Hi-Z inputs with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
Physical analog 500 Ω or 2K Ω switchable input impedance of 610-B fixed 600 Ω impedance for 610-A with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
Tactile control of Gain staging and common preamp parameters with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

Overall Rating

E. Corneliussen

October 16, 2019

Varm and gentle

Perfect (610A) for a bit crunchy rock vocals and guitar (when gaining up), and just varm on pop vocals and synths. Perhaps not your first go-to if your EDM'ing.

M. Hagan

September 29, 2019

610 Pre

Nice and color and warmth

D. Cruz

September 21, 2019

MY LA610 MK1 DIED...

After recently finding out that my vintage LA610 MK1 has become microphonic and not having anyone in the surrounding area able to fix my channel strip, I decided to invest in an Apollo Twin MKII. This enabled me to seamlessly continue my mixing thanks to Unisom technology and duplicate my vintage gear primarily the LA610 MKI. The difference between in the box and out are very hard to tell. I cant thank UAD enough for their industry leading technology.

M. Bláha

September 17, 2019

Fenomenal piece of software

Absolutelly nice piece of studio history. Best preamp with EQ to Unison. Wau .. Thanks.

l. helan

September 13, 2019

very good in recording situation

I use UAD 610 a and b during the recording session and these plugin are very great

J. Brander

September 8, 2019

Great collection

Great sounding preamps, just buy it!

W. Whitman

August 29, 2019

Makes a huge difference

I love these pres. They came standard with my Apollo and I printed them on pretty much every mix I did before this. They make things really come alive in a great way and I use the B model on most things!

p. albert

August 27, 2019

UA 610 Tube Preamp

Efficacité très satisfaisant

น. ห้องแซง

August 27, 2019

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I LIKE SOUND.​ It 's​ GREAST SOUND.

V. Vashishtha

August 21, 2019

nice sounding....

Really nice sounding preamp with different characters... really liked it

D. Tiddia

August 17, 2019

GREAT PREAMPS!

I'm loving this pair of preamps. They both sound amazing with their own color. I particularly like the warmth of the 610-A on acoustic guitars and the more modern 610-b on bass.

J. Nascimento

August 15, 2019

Lindo!

Este módulo trouxe a cor que eu precisava. Sutileza e poder resumem este incrível módulo. parabéns UA.

T. Reaves

August 14, 2019

Beautiful!!!! Rich!!

These preamp emulations just sound fantastic! Natural and colorful just the way they should be! Winner, hands down!

J. Verdol

August 10, 2019

UA 610A

Cool ....

G. Schwab

August 2, 2019

Very good!

Excellent preamp! The 610B opens up many possibilities to shape the signal and give it an "analogue" flair. The signal always sounds very big, open and warm. By comparison, the V76 tube preamp sounds a bit more detailed. Microphones such as Audio Technica AT 4040 and 4050, AT 4051B or Røde NTR and NT 1000 sound fantastic with the 610 B /A.

A. king

August 2, 2019

Great Preamp

Adds a nice touch of tube warmth...Great for tracking vocals.

UAD User

July 3, 2019

610 a. Zawsze do wokalu

Coś pięknego. Brzmi ciepło. Polecam

M. Carrera

May 7, 2019

Tube warmth!

Nice to use them to warm up your sounds!

M. Carrera

April 29, 2019

warmth

awesome pre amp to drive stuff that neats a little bit of heat

M. Heisel

April 25, 2019

Great Character Preamp

I find that the 610's both have their place, and they can both add a great element of analog preamp in their own ways.