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Add the fat sound of rock's “Golden Age.”

Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection gives you the same fat midrange, assertive growl, and unmistakable attitude used to craft hundreds of iconic albums from Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and many more.*

*Use of artist names does not constitute official endorsement of Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection software.

Included Versions

UAD Native
Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.

Apollo Realtime & UAD‑2
Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 hardware.

UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.

  • Get the fat, authentic sound of the same analog mic preamp/EQ used on countless classic records
  • Add attitude and punch to synths and guitars with colorful Helios midrange
  • Explore bass delights with four uniquely voiced low-frequency boost filters
  • Record in realtime “through” a vintage Helios Type 69 mic preamp with Apollo and Unison™ technology

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5-Min UAD Tip
5-Min UAD Tip

5-Min UAD Tip

In this video, learn how to shape drums using Helios’ colorful inductor-based three-band EQ and uniquely voiced low-frequency boost and cut filters.

Add a Classic Channel to Your Studio

Add a Classic Channel to Your Studio

Whether it was housed at Olympic in London, Musicland in Munich, or in the famed Rolling Stones’ mobile studio, Helios Type 69 consoles recorded everyone from Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and more with unmistakable attitude and punch.

Get the Authentic Sound of a Classic Helios Type 69 Console

Get the Authentic Sound of a Classic Helios Type 69 Console

UA’s team of engineers dug deep into two original Type 69 “golden units,” faithfully emulating their distinct custom-made character, giving you colorful flavors that will bring your vocals, guitars, drums, and bass to life.

Go Bold With Colorful Analog EQ

Go Bold With Colorful Analog EQ

The Helios Type 69 plug-in gives you the original hardware’s famously assertive three-band EQ, perfectly emulating the rich sounding saturation behaviors that keep radical EQ moves on all your sources sounding ultra musical, even at extreme settings.

Enjoy Thick Low-End Tone and More

Enjoy Thick Low-End Tone and More

With four uniquely voiced low-frequency boost filters, the Helios Type 69 plug-in injects your tracks with the same solid and wide bass foundation found on seminal rock, pop, and reggae recordings. You can also clean up sources like overheads and room mics by switching the Bass band into a fixed 50 Hz low cut mode.

Record “Through” a Vintage Helios With Apollo

Record “Through” a Vintage Helios With Apollo

UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology lets you track in realtime through the Helios Type 69 plug-in using your Apollo, giving you all the original vintage hardware’s line/mic preamp impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and exact circuit behaviors.

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      Key Features

      Get the fat, authentic sound of the same analog preamp/EQ used on countless classic records

      Add attitude and punch to synths and guitars with colorful Helios midrange EQ

      Explore bass delights with four uniquely voiced low-frequency boost filters

      Record in realtime “through” a vintage Helios Type 69 mic preamp with your Apollo, using Unison™ technology

      Use with any audio interface, no UA hardware required

      Customer Reviews

      Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection

      Overall Rating

      4.8/5
      (27)

      a. cristofalo

      May 24, 2024

      so useful for vocals

      its amazing, im very happy with it

      K. Yilmaz

      May 17, 2024

      I'm in love with this one

      I'm in love with this one

      A. G

      May 14, 2024

      Super

      I recommend

      Q. KZ

      May 11, 2024

      Qazaqland

      Very nice preamp for vocal! Best from all WA plugin! Thanks!

      P. Motyczak

      May 8, 2024

      Fat vintage tone

      Great preamp. That Low knob ! Delivers plenty of harmonics . I use it for several purposes but love it specially with my drum room mics.

      V. Kpoudosu

      May 1, 2024

      It sounds really good especially the lows

      I love how it works and how it makes me work. The bass boosts are the best that I have ever worked with.

      D. Armijo

      April 30, 2024

      Beauty and the beast

      This beast is one of my favorites and never fails to impress. Armijo productions

      K. Suen

      April 27, 2024

      Helios 69 pre & eq

      It's one of the best UA EQs out there! I like the bass and mids, and setting the treble to the lowest +4db is a bit much in general but I understood it properly follows the design of the hardware.

      S. Zsolt

      April 16, 2024

      Nice preamp

      This one is a very musical preamp. It adds a really nice color to a lot of sources!

      J. Romero

      April 15, 2024

      Color & Character

      If what you are looking for is to give a mix that vintage color with punch, this is the ideal complement.

      R. Fukui

      April 15, 2024

      comprehensive evaluation

      Stable effects and ease of use are great.

      A. Holbert

      April 14, 2024

      Funny Name, But No Joke

      If you want to get that Badass Guitar Tone like Jimmy Page, or Brain May. Go ahead and get the Helios!

      W. Rice

      April 13, 2024

      Character& attitude

      Serious attributes in a Mix Helios is the one to use.

      D. Marais

      April 3, 2024

      Stunning warmth and grit

      This beauty is a gateway to that 70s rock tone. It’s a very inspiring channel strip that make me feel like I am entering a Time Machine to the studios of yesteryear. Beautiful on any source.

      C. Chen

      March 23, 2024

      perfect!!

      This pre-amp is so good! Very subtle addition of color! love it!!!

      P. Sviyazov

      March 20, 2024

      Color!

      Great preamp with so much color! Best sounding preamp overdrive I've heard. Very musical eq curves.

      L. Carlos

      March 18, 2024

      Interesting

      Aguardando a mais de um ano, pelos modelos clássicos, mas é um bom pré. Ainda falta acertar o consumo de cpu no ARM mas quando resolvido, vai ser uma boa opção no setup (incluse pra usar ao vivo nos meus vstI)

      M. Krizaj

      March 16, 2024

      Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection

      My be I expect little more about Helios T.69 Pre. & Eq., but plugin work corrects and not so heavy for processor.

      D. Kirschbaum

      March 16, 2024

      Helios Type 69

      The Helios Type 69 by UAD delivers incredibly rich and warm tones for synthesizers and bass. I am extremely satisfied with this product and highly recommend it to everyone.

      F. d'Ersu

      March 15, 2024

      Smooth

      Overall it sounds Amazing. The mid band is incredible, it has character and softness combined. Love it !