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Unison Enabled

$149.00

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

      R. Gomes

      September 26, 2022

      NEVE PREAMP

      AMAZING!

      L. Martin Lee

      September 19, 2022

      freakin awesomeee!!!!

      I wish I have a free SSL Channel Strip from you UNIVERSAL AUDIO, I would be nice LOL

      e. ceric

      September 19, 2022

      Amazing!

      So easy to use, big results

      M. Davis

      September 12, 2022

      Simple and clean

      I love throwing this in as a unison preamp. Adds clarity and punch. Super easy to use interface!!

      B. Rudd

      August 15, 2022

      Tried it out after reading other reviews!

      I wasn’t sure I needed yet another preamp, but I read a review that mentioned the subtle differences between this and the pre amp stages on the full Neve channels. The difference was clear to my ageing and cynical ears and I’m now extremely pleased to have it as an option!

      S. Dana

      July 28, 2022

      Great for that "Neve" mojo at a minimal DSP cost

      I use these for individual channels. I then group things together according to their EQ needs and share EQ/Compression etc to fill out the sound. These are perfect for that!

      R. Adams

      July 28, 2022

      High gain classic crunch

      This plugin goes from clean to crunchy fuzzy wonderful. A classic British sound at your fingertips that will liven up any sound placed through it.

      I. Oram

      July 21, 2022

      This product does not need to be reviewed

      5/5

      S. Mgele

      July 5, 2022

      Very Simple, Very Good

      This is an excellent little pre plugin. Simple and straight forward to operate with great sound.

      R. Mannucci

      July 2, 2022

      Perfect! Perfect! Perfect!

      Just what i needed truthfully. It takes alot more space off my uad card and i already bypassed the eq always. Perfect!

      G. Fricke

      June 28, 2022

      Perfect one time take.

      This plugin is a no brainer. It provided easy set up and flawless recording. Great when you need a really a good take the first time out.

      m. cannon

      June 22, 2022

      Neve sound at a small cost !

      Unison is what I use it for that classic Neve sound and it awesome !!!

      b. chamberland

      June 19, 2022

      ho yeah ... NeVe Preamp :)

      This preamp is powerfull ..she have a special flavoir i like to mixte my voice whit it ... big up :)

      S. Carbone

      June 14, 2022

      Neve Preamp

      Suono fantastico!!! Peccato che non sia ancora nativo, comunque usa poco processore UAD, ma se vuoi metterne tanti devi avere più processori. In ogni caso lo consiglio veramente!

      b. hernandez

      June 10, 2022

      Best pre

      I have mixed and tracked with this pre and it is the best emulation of anything neve, universal audio always gets it right

      I. Connelly

      May 30, 2022

      Great for Guitars

      Great preamp for electric and acoustic guitars. Low DSP, which helps. Awesome for vocals too (of course); honestly my go to preamp since purchasing. Pair with 31102 for console bliss

      M. McCoy

      April 18, 2022

      That neve sound

      I have loved playing with this, I wanted that neve sound without the eq section and I got it

      E. Zavala

      February 22, 2022

      Great Plug-In

      I could tell the difference immediately when used in the Unison spot. Such warmth and clarity and boost. Great buy.

      D. Hetzel

      February 19, 2022

      Lovely neve sound

      Great plugin. It gives the signal more depth and at the same time more fullness. Great is also the possibility to include it in unison. The use is very simple. Adjust input until it sounds good and then output back to desired volume.

      A. Leite

      January 24, 2022

      Best Neve Preamp

      Sounds amazing on vocals and acustic guitar..