UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
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
Apollo Recording with Unison Plug-Ins
Featuring the UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ plug-in
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
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
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.
“Thanks to Unison™ technology, I feel bad for my 610 hardware. The UAD 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection is so easy to use and it sounds the same. Turn one knob up, then one knob down and it sounds good.”
– Jacknife Lee (R.E.M, The Cars, Snow Patrol)
“The UAD 610-B Preamp plug-in gives me the size and feel of a great tube preamp, in a design that allows me to use it anywhere, at any time, and at any point in the recording process.”
– John Paterno (Robbie Williams, Badly Drawn Boy, Bonnie Raitt)
January 24, 2020
I have never seen something that can make the front end sound so good. I mean even with the mic pres in the Apollo which are amazing, these plugins give you more options for front end color...Read More
January 14, 2020
Very Good UA!!!Read More
January 13, 2020
Adds lots of character!Read More
January 9, 2020
No wordsRead More
January 2, 2020
If you need some pretty soundRead More
December 24, 2019
Incredibly warm and responsive. The quality of UA plugins are the best in the business, in my opinion.Read More
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
UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection
I have never seen something that can make the front end sound so good. I mean even with the mic pres in the Apollo which are amazing, these plugins give you more options for front end color ,its unreal.
Very Good UA!!!
Adds lots of character!
If you need some pretty sound
Incredibly warm and responsive. The quality of UA plugins are the best in the business, in my opinion.
Love both the 610A and 610B tube preamps. UA knows what they are doing!!!!
Old School preamps!!
Warm warm warm!!!
Excellent produit, great plugin, superior sound!
best of best
best of best
Very good plug-ins are useful and glossy from the sound.
Classics, what more can I say
I’ve used 610-b pretty much often. Mainly in unison when recording voice. Nice vintage warm sound. 610-a is a pumped up of 610-b, not always applicable for all projects but sometimes just what I need!
Analoge Wärme ,in the box'
Der 610er verleiht dem Signal eine schöne analoge Wärme, welche im Unison-Modus so kein zweites Plugin generieren kann. Vor allem in Kombination mit eher spitz klingenden Mikrofonen wie dem Neumann TLM 103 oder dem Neumann U87 Ai ist dieses Plugin in Kombination mit dem LA2A erste Wahl. Und das Beste ist, dass dieses Plugin umsonst war :-)
Perfect Vintage Sounding preamp
This goes on almost every acoustic guitar and vocal I record these days
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.
Nice and color and warmth
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.