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The classic '70s Neve preamp, with top‑of‑the‑line EQ.

The engine powering a handful of rare Neve 80 series consoles, the Neve 1084 channel amplifier and EQ is a lusted-after audio masterpiece. Its class-A preamp offers signature Neve clarity and character, while its colorful palette of EQ options take it several steps beyond the famed 1073.®

Exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces, the Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ plug-in impeccably emulates the luxurious analog character, warmth, and extended colors of this flagship 1970s British channel module.

Get the world’s only authentic plug-in emulation of the classic Neve 1084 channel amplifier and EQ

Harness extended EQ options on vocals, drums, synths, guitars, and more

Texture and EQ your mix with classic Neve tone, including all 10 clipping points from the vintage '70s‑era hardware

Inject "air" or notch out offending frequencies with EQ curves beyond the 1073

Get the full character of the original hardware’s class-A, dual-stage mic preamp with Unison technology

Mix with artist presets from Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) Jimmy Douglass (Pharrell, Timbaland) Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck), and more

Step Up to a 1084

Step Up to a 1084

Not long after the release of the venerable Neve 1073 channel amplifier in 1970, Neve introduced the 1084 — an "upsell" module that featured the same class-A mic/line preamp as the 1073, with the addition of three switchable EQ bands and narrow or wide Q settings. This potent combination offered producers a rainbow of colors, textures, and precision.

The Only End-to-End Neve 1084 Circuit Emulation

The Only End-to-End Neve 1084 Circuit Emulation

The UAD Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ plug-in gives you all the features, unique circuit behaviors, and coveted warmth of Neve's original analog design by thoroughly modeling the dual-stage class‑A "Red Knob" preamp, post-fader output amplifier, and musical EQ filters.

Unison Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Unison Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Neve 1084 plug-in captures the hardware’s mic preamp impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors, giving you all the sheen and punch of the original Neve module — with bi-directional control of your Apollo interface's mic preamps.

High-End Heaven

High-End Heaven

The Neve 1084 Preamp and EQ plug-in expertly captures the vintage hardware's EQ, letting you easily add shimmer and air to vocals, acoustic guitars, drums and synths with the three selectable high band filters (10, 12, and 16 kHz), for a bevy of analog dimension and color.

Add Heft and Weight

Add Heft and Weight

Use the Neve 1084 plug-in's mid band to inject muscle and grit to guitars, piano, and strings, or use the selectable Hi Q and shape more surgically. The plug-in's low band lets you tighten up a kick drum, push guitars, or beef up a synth bass. Plus, you can clean up sibilance, hiss, and low-end rumble with selectable high and low cut filters.

Get Chart-Topping Sheen with Any UAD Hardware

Get Chart-Topping Sheen with Any UAD Hardware

Of course, the Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ isn’t just for Apollo owners. UAD hardware owners can use the Neve 1084 plug-in on any mix, shaping your sources with legendary "Neve sound" without ever going outside the box.

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      Features

      Authentic plug-in emulation of classic Neve 1084 channel amplifier and EQ

      Versatile EQ options for use on vocals, drums, synths, guitars, and more

      Classic Neve tone including all 13 clipping points from the vintage 70’s-era hardware

      Extended EQ to inject "air" or notch out frequencies with EQ filters beyond the 1073

      Unison™ technology for Apollo interfaces captures the Neve 1084's impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors

      Customer Reviews

      Neve® 1084™ Preamp & EQ

      Overall Rating

      R. Björnström

      September 19, 2022

      Just like the real thing

      I have had the pleasure to work with the 1084 preamp/EQ several times in the studio and this plugin from the good folk at UA captures the true essence of what Neve stands for. Clarity, punch and true analog feel.

      A. Smith

      September 17, 2022

      The sound and tone is excellent.

      I've been wanting this for a while, now that I've got it I realise why it's as popular as the 1073, but with a few extra features.

      I. Finney

      September 6, 2022

      Amazing Analogue Sound

      To my ears of 35+ years in the business, it sounds almost indistinguishable from the hardware. Stunning results. So very pleased I went with UAD.

      I. Papagiannidis

      July 18, 2022

      The best !

      1073 is a bit more crisp for my taste and saturates more easily. 1084 is more clean with more headroom sounding perfect on everything!

      I. Kravchenko

      July 14, 2022

      Excellent

      My vocalists seem to like it. Gives a sizzle to vocals that I now started recognizing in lots of music I listen. Really cool to now have it available for my live situation.

      D. Gonzalez

      July 14, 2022

      Like HEAVE

      I boughtvthis. Few weeks ago and DAMN! like...I do t unde6why I waited soong to buy this. I absolutely LOVE this in my Mitchel acoustic guitar and it's on the lower scale ($300) if it makes THAT sound like a 1k guitar...THIS WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY.

      M. Bernabel

      July 11, 2022

      1084>1083

      Same Neve magic and punch..just more EQ control. A little more sleek, I found myself using the 1084 a whole lot.

      J. Heywood

      July 9, 2022

      The Outstanding Preamp in the UA Catalogue.

      This is, to my old ears, the best preamp for Apollo. Very airy, musical and brings amazing clarity and weight to vocal/guitar recording. Haven't used any other since buying this. Used in conjunction with an LA-2A and an EMT 140 plate is recording heaven.

      L. Liu

      April 24, 2022

      Makes my acoustic guitar sing

      This is an incredible plugin for my acoustic guitar. It makes it sing and sounds like gold.

      S. Ramsay

      March 26, 2022

      Amazing warm tone

      Been using this on basically everything I'm recording. It's the best sounding unison pre out the lot!

      H. Nguyen

      March 16, 2022

      Excellent

      Awesome

      K. Cromwell

      January 28, 2022

      Neve sound!

      This preamp has flavor. The default setting has a different tone to other preamps, the EQ simple yet gives your audio more texture. Glad I was able to pick this up, I would highly recommend it.

      M. Blackburn

      January 26, 2022

      perfect

      Really clean and useful EQ

      S. Bauer

      January 20, 2022

      Top Plugin

      Das Plugin ist einfach genial. Ich verwende es bei jeder Gesangsaufnahme.

      D. Franzén

      January 17, 2022

      Great one

      Use this on every mix. Specially on material not recorded through analog preamp/gear to give it move life.

      J. Manning

      January 3, 2022

      Great pre.

      Like the 1073 with a little more eq.

      R. Morey

      December 15, 2021

      Warm and detailed

      This preamp is fantastic. It has the Neve warmth but also retains a lot of detail and you can push it a little bit without it getting harsh. I find it more musical sounding & useful than the 1073. It’s a Swiss Army knife as it works for so many things. Vocals of course. Miked or DI electric guitar. And great for miked acoustic guitars, which I’m very picky about. Very happy with it.

      J. Lackey

      December 13, 2021

      Made me a believer

      For the longest time I wanted to get into the 1073 but just never could get it dialed in to my liking. There’s something about the 1084 though that had just that bit of something extra that pulled me in. Once I got it dialed in I found myself re-recording vocals I had already finished mixing because I was really feeling the life the 1084 was adding to takes. Highly recommend!

      R. KURIAN

      December 9, 2021

      My everyday preamp for guitar

      As a guitarist I always want a good pre amp to record my acoustic guitar and this is one of my favorite in UAD.

      I. Inkilä

      December 3, 2021

      It's superb

      This has become my go-to unison emu for synth tracking. Hi pass is great on thick synth pads as it cleans up the low end a little more than the 1073. Add some 12k and you're good to go. Love it!