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  • 4.9/5
    (251)

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4.9/5
(251)

Get the classic color of Neve’s early-’70s EQ channel module.



The 1081 Classic Console EQ plug-in expertly captures the legendary punch, presence, and sheen that has become synonymous with the “Neve Sound.”

The Neve 1081 Classic Console EQ plug-ins for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is an exclusive, Neve-licensed emulation of their iconic EQ channel module introduced in 1972.

Shape your sources with the only Neve-endorsed 1081 EQ plug-in

Sculpt vocals and acoustic guitars with classic Neve character

Add warmth, sheen, and bite to electric guitars and overheads

Inject punch and presence to single drums or an entire drum bus

Key Features

Exclusively Neve licensed/UA modeled 1081 EQ
Derived from revered 4-band 8048 console EQ
High shelf, parametric high and low mid, low shelf & HP/LP
Adjustable frequency high/low shelf, switchable to bell curve
–20 to +10 dB input gain control
Neve 1081SE ‘DSP-lite’ version yields higher instance count
Original RAF cosmetics & concentric controls
Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Neve 1081 / 1081SE Classic Console EQ

Overall Rating

4.9/5
(251)

A. Niculescu

March 13, 2024

Loving this

I used it mainly on my drum tracks and mix bus. Adds the right touch for a perfect sound!

T. VELLY

February 20, 2024

Immediately liked it on my Drums bus !!

I immediately felt its accuracy in the highs, bringing nice musical EQ brightness on my Drums Bus and adopted it in my Mixing Template…

C. Duru

January 23, 2024

For The neve sound.

Good quality plugin.

F. Hasan

December 29, 2023

i thought i didn't need it but changes my mind!

my new favorite eq!

s. donat

December 17, 2023

new favorite on guitars

love it on guitars for to soften when they are too aggressive, just engage it don't even have to touch the knobs.. Like it on voice too

J. Tillman

December 14, 2023

That classic Neve sound - with more flexibility!

Great, classic EQ - especially useful when you need more frequency options than the 1073. The higher bands are magical and full of air.

D. Hetzel

December 8, 2023

New main eq for drums

The 1081 has, in most cases, displaced the API as my previous favorite on drums. It simply sounds great and offers a few additional, very useful setting options. Now a native version and I'm completely happy.

K. Kelley

October 17, 2023

Very cool!

A sound I've been looking for! Great on my drum bus!

A. Santana

October 4, 2023

Santana

Beutifull

J. Mateo

June 28, 2023

I own a real one and this is the closest I can get

Like i said I own a real one of these and this is the only plugin I have used that sound as close as can be. there is a slight difference in the very very top end where you get a little bit of fizz but to be honest it's absolutely amazing. I use my hardware unit only for the 1 or 2 core things I need and everything else can have this because I don't feel like I am at a huge loss of quality

M. Calia

April 14, 2023

Neve 1081 / 1081SE

Eccellente Neve 1081/1081SE l’ho utilizzo per il VoiceOver

G. Merino

January 14, 2023

Great plugin, but..

This plugin sounds fantastic, but needs urgent GUI update. It’s a almost impossible to read the parameters. Please UAD listen to your costumers and make resizable or bigger GUI on some plugins. Other companies are taking enormous advantage in this area

E. Peterson

January 6, 2023

Love that NEVE sound

I got this one to complete my Neve collection and it does not disappoint. I like to track in with the 1084 or 1073 and then use the 81 on the busses for that extra little flavor. Little goes a long way.

s. johnson

January 2, 2023

Just wow. An essential.

I’m new to the UAD ecosystem and just took advantage of the buy 3 get 3 offer. This was at the top of my list. Demoed on synth pads and staggered by the instant 3 dimensionality that the plug-in gave.

So pleased I took the plunge into UAD and Apollo!

T. SHAIRBEENY

December 28, 2022

The Best EQ to get things to "Cut through"

I really loved how it handle the mids

c. rosario

December 7, 2022

Amazing

Old school EQ, the way it should be

F. Aquila

August 25, 2022

Absolute great

Great eq on everythings

J. Pineiro

June 11, 2022

Neve 1081 plugin

Love it

K. pentecost

January 10, 2022

Goto EQ

The Neve 1081 has easily become my goto eq for just about every source. It imparts a subtle je ne sais quoi that really warms up every track. The adjustments are all extremely musical, while you still have the ability to do some surgical work with this EQ as well. Really nice when paired with the 1073 preamp, and 1176 compressor.

P. Hoier

December 16, 2021

Lovely EQ

A lovely EQ. Great with one more band and more frequency options than 1073/1084. That was the major reason behind buying it. And it's infact very colorful even without preamp. BUT that UI, UA. It really is too small.