Neve® 33609TM / 33609SE Compressor

Neve® 33609TM / 33609SE Compressor


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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

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Neve 33609 Compressor

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      Key Features

      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

      Customer Reviews

      Neve 33609 / 33609SE Compressor

      Overall Rating

      M. Greiling

      July 19, 2020

      The Master Comp

      Perfect way to master your Track.

      l. laing

      July 18, 2020

      neve smooth vibe

      glues up your mix buss so nice......just recently purchased and its in all my sessions already....

      P. Schwaiger

      July 14, 2020


      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...

      B. DENIS

      July 11, 2020


      Neve Neve Neve excellent compresseur de Mixbus ou autre.... manque à mon avis un gain d'entrée ..

      M. Franco

      July 10, 2020

      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.

      C. Gabbianelli

      July 1, 2020

      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.

      G. Polito

      June 27, 2020

      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!

      UAD User

      June 21, 2020

      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.

      M. Wurzbacher

      June 21, 2020

      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.

      F. Lourenco

      June 20, 2020

      Buss master

      My favorite compressor for buss master.

      D. Ollivierre

      May 29, 2020

      On every mix buss

      I've used this on every mix buss for the last 5 years

      J. Desfosses

      May 24, 2020

      Punchy grabby

      Wow, this thing just grabs as good as the best hardware compressors I've used. An astoundingly good plugin.

      S. Hawkins

      May 13, 2020

      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.

      S. Allí

      April 26, 2020

      Secret Weapon

      I have an original 33609 , and the diferences so close , this one of the my go-to compressor por Group Drums and Mix Bus / Master

      G. Livingston

      April 25, 2020

      Sensational emulational plugin

      I was in need of some Neve in my life and the 33609 is the one! It's got that color I want. It's snappy and buttery all at the same time. It brings out the characteristics of the sound while adding that color I mentioned early creasing some wonderful depth.

      A. Feygin

      April 14, 2020

      this sound!

      I was really impressed when i heard this one. Bought it in a second.

      M. Purcel

      April 10, 2020

      Really good comp with deep soul


      J. Lacroix-Cardinal

      March 21, 2020

      Like the real thing!

      As a user of a hardware 33609 unit - this thing really does it!

      C. Mays

      March 16, 2020

      Great Modern Compressor

      The 33609 has a different flavor then the 1176 and LA2. I love it Bass and Guitars that need more squish for aesthetic purposes then just taming. It's well known for being great on any Buss. Drums, BKV, Subgroups of any kind tend to work really well with this model. I've found the UA emulation to be easy to dial in the desired effect while still having the extra scrutiny not found in the earlier compressors. It's not as simple as the LA2 but it's a great tool to have for it's own unique sound and extra control over the audio source. I know the hardware versions had a few different models. I couldnt really tell the difference between them when in actual use but when I started most studios had one of the versions and they were usually working somewhere in a mix. Definitely a good candidate to emulate and UA always does a superior job getting it as close to the hardware as possible.

      태. 김

      March 2, 2020

      Cool compressor!

      Very suitable plugin for drum bus tracks.
      I like the good sound and great presets.