Neve® 1084™ Preamp & EQ

Neve® 1084 Preamp & EQ

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$299.00

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$299.00

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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.

Now You Can:

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.

Watch The Reviews

      Customer Reviews

      Neve® 1084™ Preamp & EQ

      Overall Rating

      D. Murphy

      July 1, 2021

      Love it.

      Love the sound!

      R. Stewart

      June 24, 2021

      Guitarist, my first UA purchase after hardware

      My first plug-in purchase and it really livens up my guitar which goes from my pedal board directly in. The EQ is the deal sealer here, really tames my humbucker highs while bringing up some nice 1.6k and 110 simultaneously gives a great bottom end.

      Since there was a sale going, I tried about 5 or 6 including the 1073, the RR86, the V76 and others- the 1084 won pretty easily. the RR was too modern and transparent, the V76 too scratchy and the 1073 was exactly the same pre with less options for the EQ controls. On sale this is a no brainer, at retail its still worth its salt. I love the way UA does the demo period, try it out; you won't need 14 day to decide if this is a good fit.

      J. Geary

      June 16, 2021

      WOW, JUST WOW

      At face value there's enough overlap with the 1073 / 1081 to make you second guess needing this. Its also one of most dsp intensive plugins (if not the most, next to the helios). Control wise its handy to have especially with the LPF and adjustable high shelf.

      Sound wise I'm blown away. Its been around a decade since the ua 1073 came out and the difference is beyond startling. Id argue its much more drastic than the subtleties between the two hardware units. The pre-amp is warm and silky as a neve should be. It adds a superb sense of body and depth at levels where the 1073 plugin starts to feel like plastic. The EQ module is smooth, musical, and free of undesirable artifacts. The high shelf adds this controlled sense of air and dimension at settings where the 1073 / 1081 become overly sibilant and obnoxious. Didn't really want this, now i need it. Please make a "legacy" EQ insert like the 1073. Id love to use this thing more

      S. Casu

      June 5, 2021

      Top

      The original sound of Neve Hardware on a plugin !!!! Great !!!

      UAD User

      May 24, 2021

      Magic

      I tested many preamps and though all of them were great in their own way, as soon as I slapped the 1084 on everything hit just right. Guitars came to life and vocals had that spark that I was searching for. This is an amazing plugin.

      A. Johansson

      May 16, 2021

      Useful for everything!

      Neve 1084 is amazing! Regret that I did not buy it before. I will use it for everything.

      D. Marais

      May 9, 2021

      Cream on top

      This is an exquisite addition to the UA family. Everything one injects into it emerges full and rich through the speakers. Magic.

      R. Neville

      April 24, 2021

      Amazing preamp and EQ!

      I chose this over the 1073 because it’s got the same preamp but has more EQ options. Get it, trust me you won’t regret it!

      P. Amodeo

      April 23, 2021

      TOP LEVEL!

      truly a top notch plugin! the sound of my Mic has changed considerably. makes a difference.

      I. Duke

      April 14, 2021

      Clean !!

      Easy to get a good tone from . I have no real experience with a Neve console so I can’t compare how real it sounds. It sounds really good in the unison slot instantly sounds better and when I eq the signal I can get a very nice recording.

      I. Duke

      April 14, 2021

      Clean !!

      Easy to get a good tone from . I have no real experience with a Neve console so I can’t compare how real it sounds. It sounds really good in the unison slot instantly sounds better and when I eq the signal I can get a very nice recording.

      M. Fitzhenry

      April 11, 2021

      Essential

      It sounds great on the Unison pre for tracking my Moog, and today I used it in a troublesome mix to sculpt a synth bass. Totally saved the day! Glad I picked it up and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

      J. Davis

      April 10, 2021

      NICE!!!

      This channel strip adds clarity , depth and vibe to whatever source is put through it. I was on the fence for awhile but I finally demoed and it was an immediate purchase.

      J. Samuels

      April 2, 2021

      Amazing sound!

      This is the perfect mic pre + eq for home recording

      a. ribeiro

      March 24, 2021

      fantastico

      maravilhoso sem palavras para descrever, só sei dizer que tudo que passa dentro disso fica magnifico

      L. Elstob

      March 9, 2021

      Stunning!

      The control this offers compared to the 1073 is amazing, with even more precision on the famous hi-end sheen at 12 and 16Khz and the warmth, power and musicality from the other bands is amazing - I love clicking through the frequencies closing my eyes and really using my ears to feel which setting is working - this is so easy by clicking the Hz or Khz area - I have been digitizing vinyl and this a a pre-amp is incredible on the way in to the computer before I start my remix, remaster, re-edit processes. 10/10 LEO ZERO ( official remixer for Madonna / Lana Del Rey / Bryan Ferry / Paul Weller / Dua Lipa / Lou Reed & David Bowie )

      D. Dembek

      February 12, 2021

      Damian

      If you need to hear the instrument or the voice instead of recording of it than this preamp plugin can do this magic for you. It brings everything closer and gives more life to the mix. If you push enough hard it will color it with the classic 1084-vibe which also sounds great!

      T. Demarest

      January 27, 2021

      Neve best preamps

      Awesome pre amp for keyboard guitars or vocals.

      J. Luckett

      January 25, 2021

      This is why I bought an Apollo

      Honestly, I'm just starting out with UAD Plugins and hardware. But the ability to get this sound and accurate reproductions of vintage gear with no latency before going into my DAW makes me feel like I'm recording again, rather than guessing. For every album I've done prior, I've borrowed Neve channel strips from a friend and felt precious about it because it cost more than my old interface and computer together. I don't miss the analog gear at all and this gives me the same feeling and sound. And so much more. I'm super happy!

      F. WIOROWSKI

      January 24, 2021

      Brings life to everything

      Give weight and life to anything. I use on mixbus but also a lot on vocals