Neve® 1073® Preamp & EQ Collection

Neve® 1073® Preamp & EQ Collection

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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

      j. park

      September 21, 2020

      one of the best plugin ever!

      it changes the sounds immediately love it so much!

      J. Asalde Vidaurre

      September 15, 2020

      Muy bueno

      Tiene muy buena coloración e impedancia. Muy sencillo de usar, aunque consume bastante DSP, pero lo vale!!

      M. Petrillo

      September 3, 2020

      Neve Sound Abounds!

      This is a wonderful preamp and equaliser. Easily pushed into that characteristic British Neve sound. A little is enough. The EQ is fantastic and very user friendly. Very close to the actual hardware!

      J. Geary

      August 26, 2020

      All in for the legacy insert

      I bought this for the legacy EQ version. The full channel can be a bit of a hog and imo isnt worth the usage in most cases. Not a big unison guy either, it seems to just add a bit of 200hz anyways. Where this collection shines to me is being able to use tons of the legacy inserts the get the 1073 EQ sound and bump across the mix

      C. Bruce

      August 9, 2020


      This is one of the only preamps I use that isn’t hardware.

      K. Lee

      July 29, 2020

      Perfect preamp

      I love 1073’s sounds. Analog Air is too warm. Upgrade my Vox, guitar, drum

      I. Polovina

      July 23, 2020

      Neve 1073 preamp&EQ Collection

      The preamp combined with the Rode K2 microphone works as hardware and I would love to recommend it to anyone.

      L. WOO

      July 21, 2020



      A. Francis

      July 15, 2020

      Never been happier with my own Neve 1073

      I always wanted to own this plugin, Im very happy with its performance, I have just one glitch, the dip shows maximum even if iv loaded it on 3 tracks... I have an iMac 3.8KHz

      C. Olley

      July 14, 2020


      Sweet spots all around, goes on everything.

      T. Saikkonen

      July 13, 2020

      On drums

      Just did a drum tracking sessions, 1073’s on every track. The sound was absolutely fantastic!

      T. Wilson

      July 13, 2020

      You will not be disappointed.

      The sound on this plugin is everything that it is hyped up to be. One of the best plugins for the Uad.

      T. Wilson

      July 13, 2020

      You will not be disappointed.

      The sound on this plugin is everything that it is hyped up to be. One of the best plugins for the Uad.

      J. Simmons

      July 13, 2020

      Looking for a certain ya go!

      I was already familiar with the sound of the Neve or that ‘73 sound. So I knew what I was looking for. I had a urban gospel track I was working on and needed these RnB like vocals to be smooth with a certain sheen and sizzle. I went through my library and couldn’t get satisfied. I even tried a few takes and mixes. I decided to use the Unison preamps. So I demoed the Neve and yelled out....THATS IT!! I stacked the vocals in different parts (12-16 tracks). The sounds I heard had me floored. I leaned back in my chair while it looped. One of the best buys ever!

      E. San Martin

      July 8, 2020

      Great sound enhancement!

      Easy to use, great clarity and can boost recordings with no loss of tone!

      J. Negus

      July 8, 2020

      Amazing for tracking.

      Just did my first session running each individual drum track through the 1073 and I am so thrilled with it!

      L. Deane

      July 8, 2020

      Couldn't be Better

      Control, color and a sound only found on the finest recordings Neve 1073. Distinctive and delightful. Thank You Rupert and Thank You UA .

      M. McClintock

      July 5, 2020


      This is probably the best digital preamp out there.

      C. Gabbianelli

      July 1, 2020

      Corrupts Delay Compensation in PT

      Consistently corrupts the delay compensation in my PT sessions . Pretty disappointed in UAD's lack of resolution to this problem after all of the money I've invested into using their hardware and software.

      E. Petersen

      June 29, 2020

      Purchase Purchase Purchase

      This plugin can bring the sound your looking for out before mixing. GREAT GREAT GREAT! Purchase Purchase Purchase :-)