V76 Preamplifier

V76 Preamplifier

$149.00

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$149.00

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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

M. Sigmon

February 13, 2019

Significant addition to the UAD lineup

I compared this to the other UAD preamps I own and the difference was significant.

There's a lot going on in the upper mid to high frequencies with this plugin to add richness and contour to the audio. The configuration of the high/low pass filters are unique, and in combination with the overall sound of the plugin, did some terrific things to vocals I tested, and I expect something similar with any source material.

The gains one gets from a lot of "top end emulations" tend to be subtle, but I find the effects of the V76 more pronounced than any other preamp plug I have, and very, very appealing. After testing and comparing, I couldn't pass it up.

B. Valenzuela

February 12, 2019

Spooky.

Plugged my Epiphone casino into this thing and cranked it. Does the Revolution sound scary close to my ears. Whoa.

B. Lankford

February 12, 2019

"NO" Maintenance required!

My V76's are always in the shop for one thing or another. I'm quite pleased with this emulation- Great Job UA!

C. Knox

February 12, 2019

Simple but effective "Tip Of The IceBerg" sounds great

Like a duck paddling you'll never see what this is doing but underneath you can imagine the electrons scurrying around to deliver this pristine sound...flava, clarity and warmth...in spades with effective but simple controls...superb

J. Herzfeld

February 12, 2019

I’ve waited for this!

I owned two V76’s and have been waiting for UA to model this preamp—the best I have ever used in my 40 years of recording!

Stacey P.

February 12, 2019

Hi-Fi

Demoing it now and already in love. The subtle butter.