Neve® 1081TM Classic Console EQ

Neve® 1081TM Classic Console EQ

$249.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

$249.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

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

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

C. Coffie

January 14, 2021

Neve 1081

Great plugin

b. Nieminen

January 12, 2021

Great eq when you want more

I like this alot when I want to dial my kick, snare and bass, just what I needed.

J. Moreira

January 9, 2021

Very cool

Me encanta todo lo de universal audio sus complementos son lo mejor

S. Daley

January 6, 2021

Neve 1081 is a Notch Better than Classic 1073 for Vocals

I've used a UAD Neve 1073 EQ plug-in on many instruments for years now, with great success—though I sometimes struggled to get the sound I wanted on vocals—especially in the upper range. Once I tried a demo of the 1081 I was hooked. It simply allows more nuance for dialing in certain problem frequencies, yet retains the magic of the Neve sound. I own some real analog Rupert Neve hardware but, honestly, I often end up using the UAD Neve plugins! They sound that good!

R. Pallone

December 19, 2020

Neve 1081 was exactly what I needed for versatile EQ

The Neve 1081 was exactly what I needed. I own the 1073 and 1084. The 1073 and 1084 are 3 band DSP hogs and the 1073 only has one choice for the high end. The 1081 is much more versatile with its 4 bands and variable Q while using a lot less DSP. This is now one of my favorite Go-To Plug-in EQ's along with the API-550A and Pultecs. Thanks UAD.

UAD User

December 16, 2020

My favourite EQ after long use of Harrison C32

The main "trigger" to buy 1081 was Waves VEQ 4 who is allegedly shaped after 1081. I use it on vocals becaude it has that sweet hi mids and top end - very smooth and creamy.

A. Warrick

December 14, 2020

Good Reviews

Hello,

I really like the fact that the Neve is being advertised as a natural sounding plugin and for years I have thought Neve had some great EQ's. If you have some time to turn the dials it sounds great! I just wish there were more presets. I don't think I'm very good at hearing frequencies to take out in a mix.

J. Neves

December 2, 2020

Absolutely superb....

....Neve. Enough said.

E. Fossum

December 1, 2020

versitile and dynamic

Along with the API 550 this is one of my favorite EQs. It's clean tone really let's the original characteristics shine. Super easy to dial in and it does sound great on a variety of sources.

J. Seabrook

October 17, 2020

Exactly What I expected

I bought the EQ because I was looking for a 1084 style unit to use across many many channels. It has most of the EQ points I was looking for, the controls are really simple... I'm relatively happy with my purchase.

If I was to criticize one small point, it's that the lettering (or numbering?) is pretty tiny and hard to read. It's also an issue with the one I have in the rack, but that one I can at least get closer to see the numbers. So, maybe I need to figure out the magnifying glass feature in my OS...

Anyway, It's quickly become my go to tone shaper in the daw. I have pretty much all the control I want, and even when boosting a lot it still responds nicely.

C. Carver

September 7, 2020

Perfect

Much better than the 1073 EQ, more versatile and can be super subtle even at “extreme” settings. If I had to pick only 2 EQ’s by UAD it’d be this and the 550a!

M. Malinski

August 24, 2020

Musical sounding

I always using on buses when mixing rock.
You can get very good results with it, it has nice colour

N. Ibañez

July 15, 2020

Best anagalog eq ever

This underrated eq is simply the best emulation of an analog EQ in the Universal Audio package. It works great on every instrument and has great flexibility

M. Franco

July 10, 2020

A classic to the collection

Its very easy to use and with good results. Dont waist time, get it all!

UAD User

July 7, 2020

The EQ I didn't know I needed

I'm blown away. I don't know how to describe it but there is life in this EQ. Overheads and Acoustic guitars just sit perfectly now. The 10k sheen is really special. I just rolled it in with the mix and there it was. Not harsh at all. Very musical.

V. Kotljarow

June 29, 2020

Recommended plugin !

Great plugin!
Recommended plugin for every musician, singer ...!
Thank you so much UA !!!

Klasse Plugin ! Empfählenswerter Plugin für jeden Musiker, Sänger....!
Vielen Dank UA !

R. Hutcheson

June 24, 2020

My go-to colour EQ

I bought this because Im a big Tom Elmhirst fan, and these seem pretty central to his mix setup, and I can see why. The EQ bands are very useable, and have great versatility - sound SICK on guitars in particular. I've done a few mixes with these as my additive EQs and once they all start summing together across a whole mix, it's like a rich burrito of harmonic flavour. Absolutely wicked.

B. Warsaw

June 23, 2020

Love it!

I've been a proud owner of this plugin for a while and it is absolutely one of my favorite EQs, especially for basses, guitars, and pianos. I love how it can be really smooth or made to bite. My only complaint/request is that the display of the GUI be updated to something of a higher resolution as the numbers are a little hard to read, but that does not stop me from using it. Would highly recommend!

UAD User

June 12, 2020

Amazing !

If I could describe this with one word it would be warmth.

E. Irarrázabal

April 13, 2020

Gran Eq, muy musical... pero con gráfica pequeña

Buena dupla junto al Pre Neve. Más versátil que el eq 1073 y con bajo consumo de recursos.
El tamaño de gráfica resulta incómodo