Neve® 1081 Classic Console EQ
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.
Now You Can:
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
“I love the Neve 1081 plug-In. It can be a subtle EQ if you just need to brighten something up a little bit. It can also be a really dirty EQ, if you really have to dig in and try to get some character.”
– Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead, Charlotte Gainsbourg)
“I'm so happy with the Neve 1081 EQ and 1073 Preamp & EQ plug-ins. They're the closest emulations of the hardware I've heard.”
– Adam Hawkins (Twenty One Pilots, Switchfoot, Keith Urban)
January 18, 2020
Great for shaping mid range, lots of options and nice filtersRead More
December 16, 2019
The controls are backwards from what I expected, but every track “goes to tape” using this eq. It’s a necessity.Read More
November 24, 2019
The handling is like the real Hardware. I Love the Sound That the Plugin Makes. Always a good choice for a EQ!Read More
November 14, 2019
I have two 1081 Hardware units in my setup and have a good 20 years of exposure to how they sound. UA's 1081 emulations are dead nuts accurate....Such a pleasure to use - Incredible...Read More
November 1, 2019
Simple and musical
My go to EQ. Does exactly what it says on the tin!Read More
October 26, 2019
I love this thing moreover than the 1073 EQ, not that I don't like the 1073 cause I do!...BUT! feel that the 1081 is not as harsh (Which is probably not the right word to describe it) or...Read More
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
Neve 1081 / 1081SE Classic Console EQ
Great for shaping mid range, lots of options and nice filters
The controls are backwards from what I expected, but every track “goes to tape” using this eq. It’s a necessity.
The handling is like the real Hardware. I Love the Sound That the Plugin Makes.
Always a good choice for a EQ!
I have two 1081 Hardware units in my setup and have a good 20 years of exposure to how they sound. UA's 1081 emulations are dead nuts accurate....Such a pleasure to use - Incredible quality...Maybe the GUI could do with an update as its graphics are a little granular plus its kinda small in appearence on Hi Res displays....However; aside from that its truly wonderful!
Simple and musical
My go to EQ. Does exactly what it says on the tin!
I love this thing moreover than the 1073 EQ, not that I don't like the 1073 cause I do!...BUT! feel that the 1081 is not as harsh (Which is probably not the right word to describe it) or drive/ color the sound like the 1073 does. You won't be disappointed. A classic in my opinion.
This is my favourite plugin EQ ever. It's just so musical. It's lives in my insert chain when I'm recording instruments.
Excellent Plugin & EQ
Herrvorandes Pluggin! Sounds excellent and is versatile! I really appreciate the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ. If you do not use the UAD Neve 1973 Plugin or if you do not have it available, you will get pretty good results with the Apollo's preamps and the Neve 1081 EQ.
Excellent preamp. The signal receives an "analog" character. The EQ in combination with different impedance and the possibility to saturate the signal, opens up a variety of possibilities to shape the signal. It always sounds very handy and rich in detail. Very nice sound ribbon microphones such. Beyer dynamics M130 and M160. The signal eibes cheap microphones, such as the Røde NT1000, gives you more substance, color and a certain sweetness.
C. Barazarte Lobo
EQ super espectacular , claridad y presencia. Tremendo trabajo UA.
I own other plugin emulations, but this one is more open, and the difference is not subtle!
I love the flexibility of the 1081. It’s more useful than the 73.
my go to EQ for all kind of sound questions (well the pultec too).
Let allone the Highpass Filter.
Even the blackface, can´t hear a difference to the oversampled blue face.
Neve eq on Daw
This is one of my favorite channel strips ever. The eq is so good on a lot of things, specially vocals. Now I can have it on my daw. It has that sound.
NEVA LEAVE YOUR NEVE!!!
One of the best plug ins for its beautiful color!! I actually use this plug on almost every channel in my DAW! also have beein using it during unison recording! although it is not compatible in a unison input, I use it in the recording chain! super sexy sound!
Versatile, Sound Amazing.
R. DOS SANTOS
Le top de l'EQ musical
Le son est vraiment excellent, ça sonne smplement et efficacement.
C'est beau et chaleureux.
EQ for the future
My smothest EQ in the ballpark just now. Wow.
After trying out many eq’s on the market, this one definitely stands out for its powerful sound.
My go to EQ
I use this plug everywhere. Great eq to drop in on snare. I use it with in conjunction with the tube tech eq on kick. 1081 will bring out the impact on a kick drum. Gives great Neve color that sits in the mix well or will pop out (like that snare you just can’t get to sound right) can’t go wrong here
Another "just works!" must-have
Like the 33609, the 1081 just works. It's the first EQ I reach for. Musical and just sounds good because of that. Love this EQ a lot.