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The authentic Neve preamp sound – captured as a plug-in featuring Unison technology.

The Neve 1073 Channel Amplifier is easily the most revered preamp and EQ circuit ever designed. Introduced in 1970, this hallowed class-A, transistor mic/line amp with EQ epitomizes the beautiful "Neve sound," with unparalleled clarity, sheen, and bite.

Now for the first time, you can track through the only authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of this legendary piece of audio history, with the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Plug‑In Collections.

Get the world’s only authentic and licensed plug-in emulation of the classic Neve 1073 Channel Amplifier

Color and EQ your mix with Neve tone, including all 10 distinct clipping points from the vintage 1970’s era hardware

Record "through" the 1073 preamp in real time using Apollo interfaces

Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the 1073 plug-in with Unison™ technology

Mix with artist presets from Ed Cherney, Joe Chiccarelli, Jacquire King, Ryan Hewitt, David Isaac, Ryan West, and more

Get the flagship Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ plug-in, plus the Legacy 1073 EQ and 1073SE (“DSP-Lite”) EQ plug-ins

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Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

The Only End-to-End Neve 1073 Circuit Emulation

The Only End-to-End Neve 1073 Circuit Emulation

Universal Audio’s Neve 1073 plug-in provides all the features, unique circuit behaviors, and coveted sound of Neve's original hardware design. By modeling the dual-stage "Red Knob" preamp, revered three-band EQ, and post-fader output amplifier with obsessive detail, the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ replicates the experience of the original 1970s hardware with stunning accuracy. Like the hardware, the new Neve 1073 plug-in incorporates all 10 clipping points from the preamp and EQ circuitry, delivering trademark clarity, grit, and harmonically rich class‑A saturation.

Unison Technology for Apollo

Unison Technology for Apollo

Harnessing UA’s Unison technology, the Neve 1073 plug-in blurs the lines between analog and digital, giving you all of the 1073 preamp’s impedance, gain staging “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors that have made it legendary among the audio faithful. The secret is Unison’s bi-directional control and communication from the 1073 plug-in to the digitally controlled mic preamps in Apollo. With Unison, the Apollo preamp changes to the Neve 1073's physical input impedance, allowing both "Lo" (300 Ω) and "Hi" (1200 Ω) impedance setting options. This provides the 1073's full gain and tonal range to your favorite mics.

Add Clarity and Color to any Source

Add Clarity and Color to any Source

Of course, the Neve Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection isn’t just for Apollo owners. UAD-2 hardware owners can employ the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection for mixing, tone shaping, or simply adding sheen and bite to vocals, guitars, drums and more — without ever leaving the box. To get you started, there are artist presets from renowned 1073 users such as Ed Cherney, Joe Chiccarelli, Jacquire King, Ryan Hewitt, David Isaac, Ryan West, and more. UAD-2 power users can place Neve 1073 instances across multiple channels, turning their favorite DAW into a classic Neve console.

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      Key Features

      Exclusively Neve licensed, Universal Audio modeled Neve 1073 Preamp and EQ
      Models entire Neve 1073 Class A transformer/transistor circuit path, including preamp, EQ, output amplifier, nonlinearities and clipping
      Revered 3-band Wessex A88/8014 Console EQ: High Shelf, Mid Bell, Low Shelf, passive High Pass Filter
      Collection includes Unison-enabled Neve 1073 console channel plug-in with preamp, plus separate 1073 and 1073SE Legacy EQ plug-ins
      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 Lo (300 Ω) or Hi (1200 Ω) switchable input impedance with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
      Tactile control of Gain staging and common preamp parameters with Unison Mic Preamp Technology

      Customer Reviews

      Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

      Overall Rating

      4.8/5
      (1291)

      M. Sengelman

      July 6, 2024

      My ‘go to’ preamp

      Once you hear the Neve preamps you don’t want to settle for less. They just sound better to me.

      M. Schneider

      June 27, 2024

      Best Neve EQ

      I love this sound!

      T. T

      June 24, 2024

      Love it. As Beautiful as Margot Robbie. Plus it's Native

      My favorite UAD plugin... it is Native too. I received an ilok license and I see the 1073 listed in my UAD Native plugin list, and also in my UAD-2 DSP list. UAD needs to update their website to reflect this. Also, KIT Blackbird has nothing on this.

      T. T

      June 24, 2024

      Love it. As Beautiful as Margot Robbie. Plus it's Native

      My favorite UAD plugin... it is Native too. I received an ilok license and I see the 1073 listed in my UAD Native plugin list, and also in my UAD-2 DSP list. UAD needs to update their website to reflect this. Also, KIT Blackbird has nothing on this.

      T. McCleary

      June 22, 2024

      N for NeveR

      Never finish a full mix without the Neve 1073 Preamp on any of your tracks because you will feel like something is missing…this is one of UAD’s most serious emulations

      s. ayton

      June 10, 2024

      Good fun, bright

      Only had limited use of the original but a fun addition when on sale. Sounds very bright which I don’t recall from the original so I don’t recommend it as a Unison pre. Screw up your sound later and undo it at any point before mixing is key. As ever, bypass is your friend. Clunky interface as far as switching between Line and mic input, I don’t know why it should be any more tricky than the real deal to use but I guess it’s better than dealing with flaky patch cables.
      Looks cool but could be more moise friendly. If you want more flavor, get the V76 though watch the input cos it overloads more easily.

      M. Breu

      June 9, 2024

      Absolute Classic

      Gotta love what this does with guitar tracking. Erik the man Rutan from cannibal corpse uses the hardware 1073 for his cab mics. I personally love the saturation this preamp gives.

      R. Gogoi

      June 2, 2024

      why only native for UAD Spark?

      It is already a native plugin inside UAD Spark but why you are limiting the customers here who wants to buy it separately outside of UAD Spark? I recently bought 24 native plugins and the last plugin I wanted was "Neve 1073 Preamp and EQ". Make it a real and true native plugin by the end of this year's Black Friday Sale or Christmas sale, please request.

      A. Haqeem

      April 10, 2024

      Best emulation

      i use this on everything, its so comparable to the hardware, it is amazing.

      g. tedesco

      April 3, 2024

      Stunning

      As a voice over my attention is obviously mainly focused on the voice. I have a Neve 1073 hardware and several microphons that I pair with great satisfaction with different UA plugins. Finding new shades and new colors of the voice is possible with Neve products. This makes my voice more interesting to customers .

      T. T

      February 26, 2024

      Best of Best

      Neveの良さをUADが最高の品質で再現。いや、それ以上かもしれない。
      マイクプリと使用するのも、バストラックに通すだけでも、1073の独特な歪みと厚み。中低域の太さ。どこをとってもプラグイン界No1

      T. Malanskey

      January 31, 2024

      Introduction To The World Of Analog Gear

      Haven't Got To Use It Yet, But I'm Sure It's Exactly What I Could Use

      樹. 寺尾

      January 30, 2024

      通すだけで音がよくなる

      ボーカルなどによく使います。完璧

      樹. 寺尾

      January 30, 2024

      通すだけで音がよくなる

      ボーカルなどによく使います。完璧

      樹. 寺尾

      January 30, 2024

      通すだけで音がよくなる

      ボーカルなどによく使います。完璧

      m. na

      January 29, 2024

      pretty close to hardware

      great in unison for vocals

      R. The New Age

      January 27, 2024

      Makes a difference

      This really adds weight to the vocals when used with the interface. I can already see a difference in Quality

      V. Ruzicic

      January 22, 2024

      Brilliant!

      Total sound of seventies…instant character

      D. Tainer

      January 18, 2024

      Absolutely Essential, Fantastic Plug-in!

      In the month that I've had my Apollo, this is my most used plug-in. I never thought that I would go back to the days where I printed what I heard, but what I'm hearing is so good, that I have no qualms about sticking with it.

      It's fantastic on my vocals with my Lewitt LCT440 Pure--just nice vibe and bonds well with the Unison preamp. Just a little bit of gain fattens up my vocals nicely. And it works fantastically with the Tweed and Marshall plug-ins in the chain--gives them both that extra oomph!

      M. Jarzebski

      January 15, 2024

      Just great

      I print almost everything I record live and it is great. Vox, bass, acoustic/electric guitar all is superb.