Neve® 1084™ Preamp & EQ
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
“Nothing has the saturation and character of a Neve 1084. And like all UAD plug‑ins, the UAD Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ plug‑in sounds and reacts just like the analog gear.”
– Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Beck, Other Lives)
“The UAD Neve 1084 has all the power and punch of the 1073, but with more top-end frequency choices, making it perfect to use on overheads, acoustic guitars, strings, and vocals.”
– Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)
“I use the UAD Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ to bring out presence in instruments and add air to vocals. It gives everything that Neve character that sounds so good.”
– Ivan Barias (Musiq Soulchild, Phony Ppl, Megan Thee Stallion)
“So many classic records have been made with the Neve 1084, and now it’s at your fingertips.”
– Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead, Foo Fighters)
“As a fan and owner of the hardware, I am extremely pleased to have the UAD Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ in the box. UA nailed this coveted EQ/mic preamp.”
– Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Ziggy Marley, Motley Crue)
“The UAD Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ plug-in makes recording at home a beautiful thing. It sounds absolutely astounding — my Neve collection is now complete.”
– David Isaac (Prince, Marcus Miller, Eric Clapton)
“The UAD Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ combines the flexibility of a full‑featured EQ section with a classic sounding mic preamp that is very intuitive to use.”
– Joel Hamilton (Pretty Lights, Sparklehorse, Rival Schools)
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.Read More
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!Read More
March 16, 2022
January 28, 2022
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...Read More
January 26, 2022
Really clean and useful EQRead More
January 20, 2022
Das Plugin ist einfach genial. Ich verwende es bei jeder Gesangsaufnahme.Read More
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
Neve® 1084™ Preamp & EQ
Makes my acoustic guitar sing
This is an incredible plugin for my acoustic guitar. It makes it sing and sounds like gold.
Amazing warm tone
Been using this on basically everything I'm recording. It's the best sounding unison pre out the lot!
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.
Really clean and useful EQ
Das Plugin ist einfach genial. Ich verwende es bei jeder Gesangsaufnahme.
Use this on every mix. Specially on material not recorded through analog preamp/gear to give it move life.
Like the 1073 with a little more eq.
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.
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!
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.
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!
There’s Something Better About This 1084 vs 1073
I think I’ll put it on every track...It’s just heavenly...
Great Pre & great eq. Different sound than 1073
I was skeptical that it would sound any different as a preamp than the 1073, but it does sound different - a bit more breath/openness in the low end, for one thing, IMO.
EQ sounds really good.
Parenthetically: having several of the unison preamp plug-ins, I’m enjoying cycling through them quickly with the same mic, hearing the different vibes and then choosing the one that fits best for that track. They’re all good in their own way & all different from each other.
V. Pop Hristov
just put it on a vocal,no eq,check the phase and there u go
Great Pre Amp
I had the 1073 already… but I like this one better. There are better eq options. I haven’t done any A-B comparisons, but I tracked drums on an album, where half of the tunes were done in a studio with thousands of dollars worth of vintage Neve pre-amps… and the other half were done at home with an Apollo and this pre-amp. The sounds were very comparable… when the album is mixed, I doubt anyone would be able to say which drums were done in the studio, and which were done at home. That’s the ultimate goal of a piece of software like this; a very good tool.
Well it is a 1084!
Might be the most underated plugin ever. It is great at making the ordinery sound good.
Great sounding software and easy to to dial in a sound that will work.
Great Pre and EQ
Simply very musical!