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The authentic Neve preamp sound, right at your fingertips.

The Neve mic preamp is an undisputed audio masterpiece, adding genuine Neve sheen, richness, and thick musical detail to any signal that passes through it. The pinnacle of Neve preamp design is the classic 1073® module with EQ, but Neve also briefly produced the 1290TM module — a rare, preamp-only version of the 1073.

Now, you can get the clarity, grit, and harmonically complex class‑A saturation of this amazing mic preamplifier in a simple two-knob plug-in that’s perfect for UA Audio Interface owners.

Get the world’s only authentic plug-in emulation of the legendary class-A, Neve mic preamp

Record "through" the iconic Neve preamp in real time using UA Audio Interfaces, with low DSP use

Color your tracks with musical saturation and complex nonlinear circuit behaviors

Control UA Audio Interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the Neve Preamp plug-in via Unison technology

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
The Neve Preamp — Simplified

The Neve Preamp — Simplified

The Neve Preamp plug-in combines sonic attributes of both the 1073 and 1290 designs and provides all the bandwidth and attitude of Neve's original hardware, as heard on countless classic recordings. By thoroughly modeling the dual-stage "Red Knob" preamp and output amplifier with obsessive detail, the Neve Preamp plug-in replicates the sound and behavior of the original preamp with stunning accuracy.

Give Your Tracks the Sound of Your Favorite Albums

Give Your Tracks the Sound of Your Favorite Albums

Like the original hardware, the Neve Preamp plug-in adds characteristic color and grit. Just drop it into the Unison slot of your UA Audio Interface’s Console software to add instant character to vocals and acoustic guitars, or treat synths, drums, and bass with the complex, dynamic clipping behavior that can only come from Neve.

Unison Technology for UA Audio Interfaces

Unison Technology for UA Audio Interfaces

Harnessing UA’s Unison technology, the Neve Preamp plug-in blurs the lines between analog and digital, giving you all of the legendary hardware’s impedance, gain staging “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors. The secret is Unison’s bi-directional control and communication from the Neve Preamp plug-in to the digitally controlled mic preamps in UA Audio Interfaces.

Add Clarity and Color to Any Source

Add Clarity and Color to Any Source

Of course, the Neve Preamp plug-in isn’t just for UA Audio Interface owners. UAD-2 hardware owners can employ the Neve Preamp plug-in for mixing and tone shaping — without ever leaving the box. Thanks to its lower DSP usage, you can easily place Neve Preamp plug-in instances across multiple channels, turning your favorite DAW into a classic Neve console.

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      Key Features

      Exclusively Neve licensed plug-in emulation of the world’s favorite mic preamp

      Combines sonic attributes and features of both the coveted 1073 and 1290 designs

      Models entire Neve class-A transformer/transistor circuit path, including preamp, output amplifier, nonlinearities, and clipping

      Variable, physical input impedance and front panel control of gain staging and other preamp parameters via Unison™ mic preamp technology

      Requires a UA Audio Interface or UAD DSP Accelerator Card available from authorized dealers worldwide

      Customer Reviews

      Neve Preamp

      Overall Rating

      J. Berthier

      January 14, 2023

      Perfect when you don't need the whole 1973 channel strip (or limited dsp)

      I had the Neve 1973 channel strip which sounds great but is too dsp intensive to use on multiple tracks with my little Apollo Duo. This preamp only version allows me to put it on all tracks and recreate a great Neve console (it only uses 12% dsp per instance instead of 41% for the channel strip). I can also use it in conjunction with the API preamp to get different flavors for different instruments (usually API for drums, Neve for the rest)

      S. Lucksman

      January 10, 2023

      Excellent Quality and Color

      It really adds good texture to the sound, maybe 1073 sound little more better still i liked the sound and color... very cool UAD (Y)

      A. Geraldo

      January 9, 2023

      Very useful, a great color

      Me gusta mucho lo que Neve ofrece, da un color que es agradable y poco hay que añadir después de la grabación.

      S. Lenka

      January 7, 2023

      Scheps You Genius

      I Would Like To Thanks Andrew Scheps For Suggesting This Beautiful Preamp.

      L. Szarka

      January 6, 2023

      Elégedett vagyok

      Azt kaptam amire vártam tökéletes <3

      J. Tofte

      January 5, 2023

      Excellent, low DSP footprint

      I love this plugin for the low DSP usage and that wonderful Neve color. Simply great!

      M. Lechner

      December 27, 2022

      Nice Preamp

      It is my go-to preamp for bass and drums. I really like what it does.

      D. Collins

      December 23, 2022

      Great Preamp!

      Perfect preamp for your vocal chain! This product exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this plug-in!

      D. Collins

      December 23, 2022

      Great plug-in

      Perfect preamp for your vocal chain! Highly recommended.

      D. Morris

      December 17, 2022

      Best plus preamp

      It really adds good texture to the sound, very cool UAD thumbs up.

      E. Pagan

      December 9, 2022

      Is good preamp but

      My opinion save and buy the neve 1073 eq is better

      R. Bassetti

      December 8, 2022


      .... when you turn it on you can only be amazed. The voice seems come out of the monitors and stand before you. Must have absolutely.

      S. Prieto

      December 6, 2022


      This is one of the best preamps that I've ever used in my entire life, absolutely one of my go to's

      U. Shree

      December 6, 2022

      Best for vocals

      perfect plugin for vocals , superb colour

      D. Palek

      December 5, 2022

      Amazing vocal pre

      Very easy to use, very useful for a quick and great vocal recording. sounds so good that I absolutely go to the preamp to record vocals!

      m. calibo

      December 5, 2022

      I just feel i got...

      The Holiday sale has lured me into buying this,.. but sadly, after trying it on a mix, I can honestly say that i really don't feel or can hear any difference using this plug-in at all, i just feel i got ripped, this is my 1st disappointment in buying a UAD plug-in so far, Sorry.!!

      j. dee

      November 28, 2022

      Is it a Neve?

      It's been a number of years since i worked a lot with the original pre's, so it's impossible to say if this anything like it, as i believe it's impossible for anyone to clarify that unless u can A/B them. I did however do a direct shoot out between the UAD and the black lion Audio B173.. Hands down, no doubts the B173 was a winner. Richer, deeper, clearer, more gain and of course that distortion. The UAD is good though, it really does do something as others here have expressed. I will use it for sure.

      t. eighty-four

      November 23, 2022

      It works.

      I bought this and was expecting some EQ type effect, a gimmick. Had just received my Apollo, bought for the conversion and DSP not the preamps. I run most things at line level. Now I run at line level, slightly hot through the mic pre with this thing and just listen for it to fatten the tone. It not an EQ effect b/c there is noise as there always will be with transistor based gain circuits. The signal the Neve Preamp puts out is strong and cuts cleanly through giving me a signal to noise ratio that is serious.

      B. Lynn

      November 23, 2022

      Very good

      Sounds really professional

      c. rosario

      November 11, 2022


      My go to pre on anything, even on main out mix.