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.
September 19, 2019
Simple controls, minimal sound sculpting features, but it sounds fantastic. This recent crop of Unison preamp models are amazing.Read More
D. Fornes Berenguer
September 4, 2019
Warm a tope
Saturacion analogica nada mas lo insertas, calidez en el preamp sobre todo para vocal..Read More
September 1, 2019
V76 Mic pre
Great sounding pre used it on rap vocalsRead More
August 14, 2019
I love the sound of this preamp. It really warms up any source you put through it using the amazing Unison technology. A valuable Preamplifier that sets the tone and vibe instantlyRead More
August 2, 2019
The UAD 610A / B sounds more open in comparison. But the V76 generates a more detailed signal. It sounds brilliant and clear on the one hand and warm and round on the other. A big signal. A...Read More
July 21, 2019
Sounds really good
Tried it with a dynamic mic today and I‘m already convinced to buy itRead 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
Simple controls, minimal sound sculpting features, but it sounds fantastic. This recent crop of Unison preamp models are amazing.
D. Fornes Berenguer
Warm a tope
Saturacion analogica nada mas lo insertas, calidez en el preamp sobre todo para vocal..
V76 Mic pre
Great sounding pre used it on rap vocals
I love the sound of this preamp. It really warms up any source you put through it using the amazing Unison technology. A valuable Preamplifier that sets the tone and vibe instantly
The UAD 610A / B sounds more open in comparison. But the V76 generates a more detailed signal. It sounds brilliant and clear on the one hand and warm and round on the other. A big signal. A Røde NTR, an Audio Technica AT 4040 or AT 4050 sound fantastic with it ... you can saturate the signal nicely, increase color and heat or create a clear, big, memorable sound
Sounds really good
Tried it with a dynamic mic today and I‘m already convinced to buy it
Betterizer No. 2
Somehow everything is a bit better after printing (no kidding) it on almost anything. Just like Oxide Tape. Don't forget: commitment is all you need. (I used the original for years.)
For me it is the best pre-amp, I use on electric and accoustic guitar and voice. Like it so much. Bravo, great simple emulation
A CLASIC MUST-HAVE !!!!
Heat, depth, color,use for a passive return of summation or else directly in the channel strip, this preamp is just a wonder for the ears, and it's been more than 50 years that it lasts !!!!! thank you UAD to make this possible and accessible to all. !!!
D.LOUISIN of produce in the box.fr.
This thing is great on acoustic guitar and bass. Great on everything else too, but I really noticed the difference on those 2 instruments. When I choose a preamp at the beginning of a session, I usually stick to it for every instrument. This thing did not disappoint. Great all across.
Old school rules
Love the character this thing imparts. Great emulation!
Add Vvvrrroom with the V76
There's a reason this simple little pre-amp is on so many iconic recordings, it does what it was made to do, and that's be the unpretentious front end that shapes all that follows it with tasty tube goodness. UA has pretty much nailed yet another classic with their emulation of the V76.
Subtle but very interesting on vocals and bass!
This is my new go-to preamp. Bright and clear, but also warm and no harshness. It's no wonder the original unit was so popular. Sounds fantastic.
I love this preamp. Added to my vocals it brings life and openness, while also bringing richness and "warmth". This thing sounds amazing. Can't wait to try it out on other vocal tracks.
This is what a preamp should always be...
From the start, this beautiful emulation gives you a whole new character to signal. Combined with a compresor like LA2A and some Pultec EQ, you have all that you need for a vintage/modern sound right at the input. Perfect for Jazz meets Hip Hop meets Rock. I used with a Neumann U87 and a Neumann TLC 103, they never sounded so perfectly combined from transistor to valve, mantaining both qualities clarity and sweet distortion at the right spot. Thank you again UAD! This is a whole new INSTRUMENT.
I recorded Acoustic guitars with a blue hummingbird plunged right to the V-76 tonight and they sound luscious .
Demo’d It, bought it!
My new favorite pre from UA. If I need strong eq I still reach for the 1073, but for most situations the V76 with a touch of Pultec has been magic.
Great for any analog source, I've even used for on A-to-D transfers
The UAD Unison preamp models are so good, I like to have one in the record chain almost anytime I have analog signal coming in. Seldom does it sound anything but better by being there if you're reasonably intentional about it.