V76 Preamplifier

V76 Preamplifier

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Regular Price: $199.00

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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

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

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

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

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.

Features

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

Customer Reviews

V76 Preamplifier

Overall Rating

F. Lockwood

March 28, 2020

Excellent

Donne une très belle couleur !

a. kamal

March 26, 2020

Great sounding product

I use the originals and was curious how the emulations sound. Hooked up a pair of KM 84s to record an acoustic steel string(Santa Cruz OM-M) for a song I am producing. Compared the tracks and then decided on using the UAD versions which sounded identical albeit without the hiss, which was a bit more on the hardware tracks. Very,very good version, easy to use,fantastic results. Another one which goes into my Gallery of the Great Plugs!

J. Heywood

March 25, 2020

Fabulous

Probably the best of the pre amps to my ears. Basic operation but very instant satisfaction- warmth, character and saturation. Favourite at the moment with the Avalon a close second. Well done UA- another winner.

j. mouflin

March 20, 2020

My favorite UAD preamp!

Yes, I tried everything and my favorites are this v76 and the API channel strip. 2 different beasts, and the v76 is the warmer, phatter unison pre for my ears (helios isn't far though...) with that slight rounding thing done to the transient. When you push it, the saturation is very nice too.
Simple and efficient!

UAD User

March 17, 2020

My Review V76

This preamp makes my Neumann TL103 sound like a 87 ai.

M. WRIGHT

February 7, 2020

V76

Used to record particularly difficult vocal for an album track. Took one take and a couple of drop ins to make a performance that was made at speech volume into the weighty centre of a mix with piano, electric guitar, drums and big effects. Little post processing required. Clean and natural response. Very pleased.

e. nolte

February 4, 2020

V76

I love this preamp for recording vocals, guitar, and synths. I am especially fond of the golden era tone preset. I feel spoiled to have so many preamps at my disposal and there are so many beautiful choices. Out of all of them, I find myself drawn to this simple little golden gem more often than not

D. Widmar

January 31, 2020

Stunning, Stupendous, Incredible

I've heard a handful of top end hardware preamps over the years, and I own a few. I was A/B ing some preamps and came to this and literally, my jaw dropped and I started laughing. I was floored with how rich and analog this thing sounded. This preamp definitely has color and character to it, but its so rich and detailed and silky smooth I could not believe I was hearing a plug in. It instantly brought my thoughts back to the days of some of the best singers, and with it a laugh and a big smile. It just blew me a way. Incredible.

K. Volpe

January 15, 2020

Great Emulation for my Unison Preamp

Warm, Phat, Detailed. Amazing

s. yang

January 13, 2020

The V76 is my favorite preamp.

My beloved preamp.

This preamp is used for vocals, guitars and basses.
I'm especially using it to create tube sounds for guitar tones.

The uad preamp is pretty good, but the V76 is the preamp you need to make the tube sound.

The high pass filter and low pass filter are also very useful for quickly setting the tone.
If you want a warm tube sound, this is the recommended preamp.

Neve 1073, Helios 69, and SSL channel strips all have different positions, so be sure to try them.

T. Bartolomeo

January 6, 2020

Had to buy this

I can really hear my vox better with this than any other plug. It's my pre amp, and in my tracking plugs as well as in my DAW. Absolutely love it. Thx UA.

A. Guth-Rosenstock

December 31, 2019

I GOT MY BEATLES ON!

I am a GEAR ENTHUSIAST. I always wanted to simulate the Beatles vocal chain as they were my initial musical heroes. Moreover the V76 is the standard preamp that most bass studio musicians bring to the studio. Last but not least it offers 76db of gain to power even low output mics like sm-7 or ribbon mics. Oh yeah it can do the Revolution distortion effect 100% https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ivvU9Vpcw3c&feature=emb_logo

YOU CAN COUNT ME IN!

R. Mletzko

December 17, 2019

INSTANT WARMTH

I love the V76 in my unison slot in combination with the LA2A and Oxide Tape Recorder. Paired with my Sony C-100 I get the best of both world - crystal clear and super smooth vocals. Sounds like a record!

J. Henriksen

December 17, 2019

V76

Minimalistic, but effective. A nice addition to my palette of sounds.

L. Ross

December 12, 2019

V 76 PREAMP

Stereo ribbons love this thing.

UAD User

December 8, 2019

A must have

Easy to use, great tonal character, a must have if you are building your virtual space.

M. Sudhakar

December 6, 2019

Legend

This thing is just legendary. Just waiting for this one!

H. Way

December 5, 2019

What an awesome addition to the UA Channel Strip Lineup!

I really like this plugin! They just keep getting better and better!

J. Duhs

December 4, 2019

Great Vintage Feeling

A great plugin! Amazing gain staging and sound in a neat classic box. Good complement to the 610 unison amps.

J. Levesque

October 28, 2019

Just what I was looking for!

Great preamp, on everything! Ads a nice subtle or not so subtle color to your signal. I have all of UAD preamps, the V76 ads that nice vintage sound to your mix when it calls for it! Thanks UAD, keep up the great work!