Neve® 33609TM / 33609SE Compressor
Get gentle coloration to brickwall limiting for instruments or your mix bus.
Since 1969, the Neve 33609 stereo bus compressor has been a studio mainstay. Its smooth character coupled with its ability to be transparent or extremely colorful have made it a workhorse limiter not only for music production, but also mastering, post, and broadcast applications.
Exclusively licensed by Neve, the 33609 plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces expertly emulates the ultra-musical compression curves and nonlinearities of this legendary limiter. The Neve 33609 plug-in also adds modern workflow enhancements not found on the original hardware, including output and headroom controls, and a link switch for grouped left/right control of all parameters.
Now You Can:
Harness the musical compression and nonlinearities of the Neve 33609 compressor on individual instruments or an entire mix
Punch up a drum bus with colorful compression character or subtly tame transients
Add or enhance dynamics to pianos, background vocals, and strings
Take full advantage of the 33609’s unique personality with useful plug-in-only features
5-Minute UAD Tips
Neve 33609 Compressor
“I used the Neve 33609 on the remake of Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground... and it worked out great!”
– David Isaac (Marcus Miller, Luther Vandross, Eric Clapton)
“I always reach for the Neve 33609 plug-in to smooth out background vocals. It's just like the real thing!”
– Ariel Borujow (Chromeo, Mac Miller, Madonna)
Watch The Reviews
October 13, 2020
Simply Mojo Compressor
I insert on the channel and it glues, I didn't even touch the knobs yet. Phew.dont do this UA you are making all of us LAZY!Read More
October 4, 2020
As expected, This compressor is so strong and adds a great dimension to my mixes. Post the usual 1 week honeymoon of trying a new plug in on everything, many plugins end up on...Read More
October 1, 2020
Thats the best bus compressor I ever tried! Classic Neve sound!Read More
September 30, 2020
It's a great sounding Tool. I use it on Busses and of IT works on the Song, it's like magic.Read More
September 23, 2020
one of a kind!
definitely has its own color, especially best for drum bus!Read More
September 7, 2020
Smooth & Colorful
This compressor has great texture, as with ALL Neve products. In my opinion it just adds instant magic. It's also great because it can be transparent when the need arises. This gets the...Read More
Recreation of the Neve 33609 (rev C) — Derived from the original Neve 2254 compressor
Exclusive Neve licensed/UA modeled 33609 bus compressor
Compression curves and nonlinearities modeled to exacting detail
Auto-release settings offer program dependent qualities
“Software-only” controls link, output gain, and headroom switch
Stereo or mono operation
Includes SE version for higher instance count
Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
Neve 33609 / 33609SE Compressor
Simply Mojo Compressor
I insert on the channel and it glues, I didn't even touch the knobs yet. Phew.dont do this UA you are making all of us LAZY!
As expected, This compressor is so strong and adds a great dimension to my mixes. Post the usual 1 week honeymoon of trying a new plug in on everything, many plugins end up on the shelf...you know what I mean..... but this plug in is great and will be a permanent fixture in my mixing.
Thats the best bus compressor I ever tried! Classic Neve sound!
It's a great sounding Tool. I use it on Busses and of IT works on the Song, it's like magic.
one of a kind!
definitely has its own color, especially best for drum bus!
Smooth & Colorful
This compressor has great texture, as with ALL Neve products. In my opinion it just adds instant magic. It's also great because it can be transparent when the need arises. This gets the most use on my instrument bus, vocal bus, pianos, strings, & synths. This compressor gets used on every track I mix. To me, it makes sources sound expensive.
Great color box
Im using it on almost every rock mix on drums, guitars, vocals.
Not really for compression, but for sound, its adding that something
The Master Comp
Perfect way to master your Track.
neve smooth vibe
glues up your mix buss so nice......just recently purchased and its in all my sessions already....
This compressor has been on top of the 2-bus chain in Andrew Scheps' mixing template for years. Tried it once, now I know the reason why...
Neve Neve Neve excellent compresseur de Mixbus ou autre.... manque à mon avis un gain d'entrée ..
this is not the compressor, Its THE COMPRESSOR !!!
My lord, thanks I own this one, its a really good, easy and great plugin. One of the most compressors I actually use. I use this on Busses, drums, and every intrument is friendly with it.
Corrupts Delay Compensation in PT
Consistently corrupts the delay compensation in my PT sessions. Pretty disappointed in UAD's lack of resolution to this issue after all of the money I've invested into using their hardware and software.
That's my sound!
I can't say how much I love it. I use it on drums and master buss, it gives fullness!!! Great great sound!
My Go To Master Buss Compressor
Amazing sound with analog vibe. My go to master buss compressor. Very punchy, adds nice groove to the track.
Super Sound des Neve Compressor
ich habe es probiert und bin total begeistert.
Sehr schöner subtiler Sound. Bei einer guten Mischung kann man noch so viel damit erreichen, der Mix wir noch mehr zusammen „geklebt“ und bildet ein schöne Einheit.
My favorite compressor for buss master.
On every mix buss
I've used this on every mix buss for the last 5 years
Wow, this thing just grabs as good as the best hardware compressors I've used. An astoundingly good plugin.
Colossal power unit and a worthy investment
Superb sounding plugin. Great on drum, mix and group busses. I've gotten a lot of milaege out of this purchase. The 100ms release option is a welcome addition. Due to the transformer (emulation) the low end becomes well rounded and defined. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the market for a solid bus Compressor/Limiter.