Get the big, rich tube sounds of the world's most coveted standalone mic preamp.
The venerable V76 Preamplifier is arguably the most coveted standalone mic preamp ever made. Developed in the 1950s by the German Institute of Broadcast Technology (IRT), the V76's distinctly "hi-fi" tube sound was integral to legendary studios across Europe from the 1950s through present day, including Decca, EMI, and Abbey Road.
Now, you can get all of the beautiful, harmonically rich tube gain and classic frequency response of this iconic mic preamp in a great-sounding, easy-to-use emulation with the V76 Preamplifier plug-in, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces.
Now You Can:
Get the big, rich "hi-fi" tube tone of the legendary V76 Preamp in the box
Record vocals, guitars, drums, and more through the V76 in real time using UA Audio Interfaces
Confidently shape signals with an impressive 76 dB of clean gain
Control UA Audio Interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the plug-in with Unison™ technology
The Only Authentic V76 Preamp Emulation
In developing the V76 Preamp plug-in, UA engineers pored over an original, fully-restored "golden" unit, serial #302, based on the original IRT schematics. We modeled every aspect of its military-grade design, including the pentode tube and transformer input and output stages, circuit nonlinearities, and clipping.
Hi-Fi Tube Perfection
Brimming with tonal complexity and 76 dB of hi-fi tube gain, the V76 Preamplifier plug-in will breathe fresh life into your mic locker and give your tracks the big, larger-than-life presence heard on some of the biggest records ever made. Perfect for nearly every source — vocals, acoustic guitars, strings, drums, or bass — each of the V76 Preamplifier plug-in's gain steps will gently shape your sounds, letting you quickly dial in "mix-ready" tracks.
Unison Technology for UA Audio Interfaces
Harnessing UA’s Unison technology, the V76 Preamplifier plug-in blurs the lines between analog and digital, giving you all of the original hardware’s impedance, gain staging “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors. The secret is Unison’s bi-directional control and communication from the V76 Preamplifier plug-in to the digitally controlled mic preamps in UA Audio Interfaces.
Add Clarity and Color to Any Source
Of course, the V76 Preamplifier plug-in isn’t just for UA Audio Interface owners. UAD hardware owners can use the V76 Preamplifier on any mix, getting bold, rich colors, without going outside the box. With the V76 Preamplifier's complete circuit emulation, you can craft your projects with the same rich flavor heard on countless classics.
January 20, 2022
Positive experience of demo
Used it for direct-in electric guitar, miked acoustic and vocal. I had immediate easily acquired tracking. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles but for me that's part of it's...Read More
January 19, 2022
Warm and delicious..
I was able to get this preamp for free after a few purchases I did. But I would certainly buy it at full price. This is wonderful!...Read More
January 13, 2022
Love this plugin ever since I started using it. Its always on my vocal chain.Read More
January 8, 2022
WARM Sound for sax.
realy warm sound for my sax mic.Read More
December 30, 2021
If you love the sound of the Neve 1073/1084 (I recommend the 1084) then you will love the sound of the V76. You may even love the V76 more depending on what you’re looking to...Read More
November 11, 2021
It’s only a simple preamp that gives richness, colour, MAGIC to everything…. You ve just to deal with the gain knob till you reach the WOW point than (probably) turn a little bit the...Read More
An exhaustive physical model of the most prized and iconic standalone microphone preamp ever made
Models entire pentode tube and transformer circuit path, including preamp, output amplifier, nonlinearities, and clipping
Mic or Line operation, 76 dB of total gain, onboard low and high cut filters, includes U70 module Input and Output metering
Variable, physical input impedance and front panel control of Gain staging and other preamp parameters (with Unison™ technology)
Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or UA Audio Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
Positive experience of demo
Used it for direct-in electric guitar, miked acoustic and vocal. I had immediate easily acquired tracking. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles but for me that's part of it's strength...few distractions to just getting the job done. My preferred gain setting was in the "48" range and a bit lower as needed. I did NOT purchase because in A/B comparisons it did pretty much as well as Helios and 610B to my ears although I got easiest quickest results with the V76. But even at $75 after coupon I've decided enough is enough with the huge "Buy and forget" collection I've already got. If I can catch it cheaper I'll likely grab it. I think my goto big 4 will be V76, Waves Abbey Rd Saturator (or SLP Twin Tube), Fairchild 670 and a reverb such as EMT Plates and Ocean Chambers. Pretty good sounds for me so far but I'll stick with the 610B for now.
Warm and delicious..
I was able to get this preamp for free after a few purchases I did.
But I would certainly buy it at full price.
This is wonderful!
Love this plugin ever since I started using it. Its always on my vocal chain.
WARM Sound for sax.
realy warm sound for my sax mic.
If you love the sound of the Neve 1073/1084 (I recommend the 1084) then you will love the sound of the V76. You may even love the V76 more depending on what you’re looking to accomplish. I find the V76 to be the ultimate preamp for my personal vocals. Either way the V76 is a must have if you like those lush vintage harmonics.
Takes some tweaking...
Full disclosure: I was using another manufacturer's version of this and it included a compressor section, which was great. This is very cool, but like everyone mentions, the gain knob is the challenge. I find that, with vocals and electric bass, I need to turn it down a good amount to avoid clipping. But, the presets offer some great starting points for various styles, and it does sound good. It's a nice addition to my Unison plugin arsenal, and grabbing it while on sale was a pretty easy decision!
It’s only a simple preamp that gives richness, colour, MAGIC to everything…. You ve just to deal with the gain knob till you reach the WOW point than (probably) turn a little bit the output down
Really beautiful, lush, warm, clean, versatile....basically gets you a sexy defined sound with as much grit as you want. Highly recommend!
BIG and clear sound
Very high dynamic range, super loud and super clean. Been enjoying this pre in the unison slot with my archtop guitar. Really translates the characteristics of your passive pickups. I also enjoy it’s straightforward interface.
Lush and warm
Great plugin for smooth vocals. Adds a certain richness to the tone of the vocal. My go to preamp in luna.
Comparando como original temos diferenças mas faz muito bem o serviço
Colorful and Gorgeous Preamp ,
I love it !
i need almost anything after recording with this machine
Neve 1084 and this one V76 are my guns to go when recording Acoustic guitars , sweet , smooth ,
I Love this Pre!!! Definitely great for recording Bass!!!
Really like this preamp, wonderful sound.
Creamy and grainy vintage tone
Works great on everything to add character and drive to your tracks. No eq, no comp, just instant texture with the gain knob. It just can’t sound bad. One of my favorite preamps. Congratulations UAD !
L. Tian Siung
Great Tube sound!
o. martinez lopez