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Unison Enabled

$299.00

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.

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

J. Lardinois

January 17, 2023

The 610-A plugin is the Secret Sinatra Sauce

I don't use the 610-B very much, however the 610-A plugin is pretty much my go-to for any kind of vintage Sinatra type sound. The way the voice breaks up on the peaks is really familiar and timeless, especially if you're a fan of Frank Sinatra. You will have to carefully set your gain staging BEFORE entering the plugin, and then take care to use the impedance and mic / line settings appropriately, but if you do it right, you can get a vocal track that's pretty reminiscent of Sinatra's recordings. I don't know if the 610 hardware equivalent was actually used in those recordings, but just that it sounds very close to it, to my ear.

T. Spaniel

December 13, 2022

Legendary

My absolute favorite tube preamp.
I have it as hardware and as a plug in both fantastic and with me in every production. I love the knobs and it sounds amazing.

C. Laroche

November 11, 2022

Great plugin! Incredible sound! A must have for all enthusiasts!!!

Great plugin! Incredible sound! A must have for all enthusiasts!!! Thanks to the whole Universal Audio team for offering us all these products!

M. Di Girolamo

October 8, 2022

UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

Beautiful, really beautiful!
Marino

T. Kingen

October 6, 2022

UA 610 Collection

Great having both the 610A and 610B in the arsenal. These two, along with Neve 1073 and 88RS are providing a lot of versatility in tracking options.

A. Brown

September 23, 2022

Beautiful Plugins

Im enjoying these 2 Plugins everyday !!

P. Wallin

September 10, 2022

Can't live without this

I use this for drums, especially for snare. It has something I can't get with other plugins I have used or tried over the years.

I. Finney

September 6, 2022

1960s Heaven

The 610A gives you 'that' sound. It is unmistakably that 60's American sound you hear from The Beach Boys, The Doors, or any other record from that era. This is the holy grail of tube sounds. If you know that sound and want that sound it is simply breathtaking. I've never heard a tube emulation sound as great as this and the V76.

M. Park

September 1, 2022

Dope

Dope preamp also

C. Ghazizadeh

August 28, 2022

Pretty good

This plugin is definitely a good one. Does make your sound better and is very easy to use. There's a huge difference btw before and after.

P. Diaz

August 28, 2022

Pretty good

Not sure I would buy these, especially with UA’s crazy prices (even on sale). Got them with the heritage bundle. They sound nice and give you options and help add some weight. At a good price ($30-$50) I’d recommend.

A. Mujic

August 24, 2022

Nice preamps

Love that saturation

C. Preston

July 15, 2022

Transparency

Very impressed with this, been using it for tracking.

J. ter Borg

May 7, 2022

Used a lot

I see many different opinions about this one, some like/hate the sound for being either transparent, or characteristic :P
I really like the 610A for adding warmth and a pleasant bass boost to just about anything.

R. Pulley

April 17, 2022

Sounds amazing

Compared to my previous interface, which was a highly rated one, this sounds amazing with the UA 610 in the unison position. Didn’t know my vocals could sound that good doing recording at home. Worth the switch to UA.

A. Hombach

April 15, 2022

I had to buy it, didn't want it.

This was part of the Apollo Heritage edition. I haven't tried it because I wasn't interested in it. And because I didn't know I bought it. UA is so annoying. It lists you all of the ca. 200 plugins, and you have no idea of which of them are demos and which you own. And scroll 200 plugins. Are you kidding me??? All I wanted to have, was C-Vox. The rest I cannot recommend. And I don't need the rest for what I record with my fantastic Sound Devices MixPre-3 II.

J. Dearness

March 7, 2022

So pleasing

The tone is so pleasing to the ear and easy to dial in

J. Wallstén

January 19, 2022

Great engineering

Well, what should u say! Just a big smile in my face

C. Lessmann

January 17, 2022

UA 610 B

Vocals never sounded better...awesome!

I. Sumenkov

January 17, 2022

Where is a bypass button on 610B?

When you created a new design for both 610, the bypass button on 610B disappeared.