Neve® 33609 / 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 26, 2019
This thing works better the harder you push it. Smooth and shiny is what I would call it. I have had it for a year and I don't always have a need for such power but when I do it is...Read More
October 14, 2019
October 14, 2019
October 5, 2019
Mix Bus Magic!
My go-to master bus compressor. Warms and glues the mix together in a very musical way.Read More
October 1, 2019
my new favorite drum buss compressorRead More
J. Gonzalez Romero
September 16, 2019
Encantado con él.Hago música house y lo uso para añadir un poco de compresión paralela en el bus del beat y pese a que casi ni se nota, sientes como empuja el ritmo.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
This thing works better the harder you push it. Smooth and shiny is what I would call it. I have had it for a year and I don't always have a need for such power but when I do it is incredible. I can only imagine what the hardware must be like... but maybe I don't have to?
Mix Bus Magic!
My go-to master bus compressor. Warms and glues the mix together in a very musical way.
my new favorite drum buss compressor
J. Gonzalez Romero
Encantado con él.Hago música house y lo uso para añadir un poco de compresión paralela en el bus del beat y pese a que casi ni se nota, sientes como empuja el ritmo.
Best Bus Compressor Plugin
So far it has worked on every mix I put it on, it's also the preferred choice of Andrew Scheps. It just adds that liveliness of hardware breath, barely hitting about 1 to 2 dbs at most. If you want a smoother sound, try SSL G Bus. If you want more aggression, try the Fatso Jr. Highly recommend as a versatile compressor, on drum bus or parallel compression on drums, but it really shines on the mix bus as it was designed for.
For that big cinematic percussion sound
You want to make you percussion sound big, snappy and huge without over-compressing them. Just put a 33609 on the percussion bus, and you're all set. :)
Very smooth and subtle compression. great for working on orchestral stuff that don't need to be compressed too much.
Einer für alles....
Ich nutze den Neve 33609 sehr gerne für fast alles. Überzeugender Klang und viele Möglichkeiten den Kompressor einzustellen, machen das Arbeiten für mich angenehmer. Ich empfehle den Neve 33609 noch vor dem 1176 und dem Teletronix.
Drums in your face
This compressor is great when you need a great drum bus compression
Great MIX BUSS
Very musical compressor.
I can make groove with it.
It does, what you'd expect when you buy it. -1 Star for the the overall to small UI. UAD - just update your UI's. Some great Plug ins already are good, but cmon - some are just in micro letters ;)
Great compressor for punchy percussion!
I simply love this compressor! i am a soundtrack composer and this is my go to when i want to get more punch and groove out of my percussion. Thank you!
everyone needs this neve
33609 plugin done right! thank you so much for this. my need to repurchase the real deal has gone thanks to this plugin.
Tout aussi beau et bon
quoi dire ? autres que j'ai testé à l'avance et que très vite fait l’achat car la qualité sonore des rendus bounce étaient tel qu'il était hors de question que je ne l'ai pas comme le 88 RS
I don't mix with out it
WOW. Just try it.
Very three-dimensional sound, adds a thickness and depth to anything. Amazing on Drum buss, Guitars, Piano - but not realistic for me on everything - on a 50+ track mix my UAD Quad starts showing some effort with 6-7 instances (of course along with a hundred instances of other plugs). So I've got it on the master buss, drum buss, those seem to be where it matters the most for me. The "middle to left to right" signal chain is a little confusing, but works - make sure to try pushing the compressor gain in to the limiter/master to really thicken things up. Really awesome piece of kit, like all the newer and v2 (and higher-cpu) plugs, this one is excellent.
It's not magical for me
I really want to love the 33609. It does what it's supposed to do but it's not magical for me. My biggest complaint is the size of the lettering & numbers on the face plate. They can be a little hard to read. Could you please make enlarging the surface an option? Maybe I'm just getting jaded?
A must on my 2 buss