Neve® 1073® Preamp & EQ Collection

Neve® 1073® Preamp & EQ Collection

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$299.00

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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 Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.

Now You Can:

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 Twin, DUO, or QUAD 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 all-new Neve 1073 plug-in for Apollo and UAD-2 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
      Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

      Customer Reviews

      Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

      Overall Rating

      T. Tangmanakitkamjai

      July 14, 2021

      NECESSARY

      IF YOU NEED TO INVEST IN SOMETHING. INVEST IN THIS.

      UAD User

      July 11, 2021

      Neve 1073 preamp use experience

      I have to admit that Neve 1073 gives a tone and a character to specific subject like voca,synth,drums ,guiter.but same time i would say to use Uad product and get the results we should spend more on recording Mixing Mastering.and should use good gear like good audio interface/good monitors.just sharing general aspect.all i can say Uad product and neve 1073 has changed my work and sound.Thanks to Uad team for their product

      A. Escribano

      June 21, 2021

      Just perfect

      You want that famous Neve sound?
      You got it right here. To me, it sounds almost identical to the real thing

      F. GREE

      May 31, 2021

      Do we need something else?

      The sound of this beast is incredibly good! To be honest I’ve never used a real one but I use it with C12 and U47 clones and I feel like never before in a studio. I love it too with a Fender Jazzbass 62 Reissue directly (makes me think of Nevermind bass sound).

      H. van Oortmerssen

      May 24, 2021

      Stunning similarity with original hardware.

      Through my work for a Dutch UA retailer I was in the position to A-B this plug-in against an original unit as well as a modern hardware clone and it seems more accurate and similar in my opinion. It's uncanny! Definately no easy feat by UA.

      T. Chattaway

      May 16, 2021

      The overall tone is warm and gives that pro, old school studio sound I'd been hoping for on drums.

      We've added this plugin to all my drum mics and it makes things feel 'closer', more present and lively. The overall tone is warm and gives that pro, old school studio sound I'd been hoping for. I'm using Coles 4038s for overheads, DPA 4099s on all toms + AKG 414XLS on both floor toms, Shure SM57 on snare, Audix D6 on kick. I love this plugin and very glad to have the 1073 tone on the whole kit. I've ordered a Ludwig Legacy Mahogany kit, which is arriving in a few months, and can't wait to hear how it sounds with this new set up. I've also tried the 1073 on female vocal, but for me the 1073 sounded a bit to 'gritty/grainy' and not quite right for my style of voice. I prefer really clean and warm sounds for vocal, so I'm staying with the API on vocals for now.

      J. Brown

      May 11, 2021

      The best.

      My go to plug in for vocals almost every time. So rich, warm, and yummy with some saturation when needed. A classic piece of equipment that is a must have plug in in your studio. Get it.

      L. Morten

      May 7, 2021

      Neve 1073 Pream & EQ Collection

      The BEST INVESTMENT that I have EVER made! SMOOTH, WARM, CLEAN & CLEAR!! ABSOLUTELY worth EVERY PENNY!!

      E. Theocharous

      April 30, 2021

      Best!

      The best eq and pre amp ever!

      P. Stoppini

      April 13, 2021

      Amazing for everything

      Gives life to anything, simply stunning, a touch of magic in every instrumentation

      M. Miller

      April 10, 2021

      Vocal Sweet Spot

      I recently purchased this along with the Avalon and Manley Voxbox. This pre-amp is killer! super sweet spots for vocals, but I've also applied it to some instrumentation on mixes and it brought new life and space into the songs that I was working on. Neve has a long history of use within popular music, especially in regards to pop music. Give it a demo and you will see why.

      P. Lange

      March 31, 2021

      Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

      There's a reason this - the original hardware as well as the UAD plugin - is such a staple in music production. So easy to give just about every source a little polish or place it in a mix.

      a. mayor

      March 30, 2021

      Makes a lovely amp for a Strat!

      Basically this pre-amp with some nice mid-band EQ makes a Strat sound insanely lush on the way through Unison. Who needs a guitar amp? It's actually saving me from DSP in the Logic mix too as it sounds almost ready to go, right from Console...

      B. REMY

      March 24, 2021

      Mythique EQ et qualité digne de UA!

      La couleur du 1073, la chaleur du preamp et sa précision! Même l'eq selon les fréquences choisit le son change ainsi qu'avec la phase et c'est rare car on ne retrouve ça que sur du hardware! Bravo à UA! Le seul bémol, c'est malgré mon DSP DUO + Apollo SOLO et plusieurs plugins achetés depuis 7 ans quand même! Je regrette cependant de n'avoir reçu que très peu de plugins gratuit par rapport aux acheteurs récents, se serait bien que l'on puisse être sur les mêmes avantages, surtout pour les utilisateurs de longues dates qui vous ont fait confiance dès le départ! Ne serait ce que 2, 3 bons plugins en cadeau se serait sympa afin de réduire les écarts par rapport aux nouveaux utilisateurs car on se sent désavantager malgré notre fidélité, c'est dommage! Malgré ce soucis, je ne peux que le recommander autant pour les novices que pour les experts,UA sont de loin les meilleurs et les proches de l'analogique!

      G. Lukács

      March 24, 2021

      George

      FANTASTIC plugin, but highly unstable with Ableton.....lost a complete project because it crashed and was unable to recover. UAD should really work on making their plugins compatible when used directly in a DAW and not only through Console. This is an issue only for users who do not own a UAD sound card. I "only" own the UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3 hub and therefore I am unable to use its greatest feature. Really a shame.

      D. Long

      March 21, 2021

      Top Quality Plugin

      Great tone. Even the default preset gives a warm tone to my vocals

      B. Rogers

      March 16, 2021

      The reason I went with UAD in the first place

      I had been looking at hardware emulations of a 1073 for a while. Trialled a few other software versions. This was the reason I ended up trialling UAD stuff and it did not disappoint. My vocals sound immeasurably better than before.

      f. sanfilippo

      March 15, 2021

      Awesome channel strip emulation!

      From transparent to very aggressive, it sounds always good!

      Y. Hwang

      March 14, 2021

      Lovely preamp

      It's so good for mic.. I record my tracks with this software and It makes warm sound.

      J. Kent

      March 12, 2021

      Impeccable

      This thing sounds impeccable!! I was blown away by how beautifully it work on vocals.