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Neve® Preamp

Neve® Preamp

Unison Enabled

Regular Price: $149.00

$74.00

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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.

Now You Can:

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

      S. Ivanov

      November 17, 2020

      This is incredible!

      This is the best copy of the Neve preamp that is available.

      P. Manriquez

      November 15, 2020

      Great Pre amp

      I love this sound

      K. Sullivan

      November 14, 2020

      Love My Neve Pre

      This Pre is my go to for vocals , bass, guitar, drum kits and the list goes on! its fat warm and full of character! I find myself printing audio from my VST's though the Neve, it has become one of my secret weapons!

      T. Husa

      November 13, 2020

      Fantasic !

      Sounds were hardware like

      S. Osorio

      November 10, 2020

      Gorgeous

      Simply gorgeous. Everything sounds so good through it.

      I. Qasemi

      November 9, 2020

      Great Pre Amp

      This pre is one of the best that I've used. Such a great warm sound when recording vocals. Love it, more to record with the Neve.

      h. hyakkoku

      November 9, 2020

      I like this!

      This is good!
      It sounds like a lot of overtones are included in the proper saturation just by passing it through.
      And as a result, I can get a presence in MIX.
      I bought it at the sale time so it was profitable.

      R. Cote

      November 4, 2020

      Nev Preamp is a must have plugins!

      I am amazed to hear how the sound transforms just by turning the main software knob. To achieve this sound capacity, it would take several software to achieve it. But with Nev Preamp, this happens automatically and that's definitely a plus! Thanks, Universal Audio!

      R. Cote

      November 4, 2020

      New Preamp is a must

      I am amazed to hear how the sound transforms just by turning the main software knob. To achieve this sound capacity, it would take several software to achieve it. But with Nev Preamp, this happens automatically and that's definitely a plus! Thanks, Universal Audio!

      R. Mahjoub

      November 2, 2020

      False advertising

      Nothing is and comparable to the real hardware unit!

      g. tedesco

      October 25, 2020

      Voice over

      Like a professional voice over for national broadcast, I found the perfect character I'm searching for. Thanx UAD

      J. MCLEOD

      October 15, 2020

      Plug'n'play...

      For getting things up and running and sounding great quick, this pre really shines.

      r. auat

      October 12, 2020

      awesome

      warm and unique sound

      P. Hoier

      October 10, 2020

      Balance and Warmth

      Neve Preamp has this silky warmth that just makes your sound sit. Like if it brings the incoming sound into balance. Adds thickness and warmth where the sound gets too thin and evens out the worst transients. A very important first step in a recording/mixing chain. Kinda the purpose of a preamp. Plus when used as Unison, it opens up the mic input in a pleasing way. Balance and warmth seems to be the keywords. Not to heavy on the DSP either.
      And Thanks, UAD. I was one of the (2) winners of the coupon drop contest (Jacquire King Livestream), where your site broke down.

      S. Cvetkovic

      October 4, 2020

      Neve preamp

      Classic sound !!!! Love it !!!

      J. MCLEOD

      October 2, 2020

      Immediately useful...

      It was useful the second I bought it! Tamed some spiny guitars easily in the mix with minimal effort. A great tool. Simple and subtle, but unmistakably great.

      I. Sevruk

      October 1, 2020

      Nice emulation of Neve 1290

      Nice sounding preamp, adds a little bit of distortion, use small amount of DSP usage and for Arrow users it’s a big advantage. I chose between this preamp and Neve 1073 - DSP usage, price and almost identical sound of this preamps were main arguments for me to buy this preamp.

      J. Lamar

      September 29, 2020

      Must own

      8 channels of spot on Neve emulation for $100? I’ll take it.

      J. Lamar

      September 29, 2020

      Must own

      8 channels of spot on Neve emulation for $100? I’ll take it.

      S. Sverdlov

      September 17, 2020

      Nice preamp

      Love the way it opens up my guitar sound. Good on vocals and bass. I like how versatile it is.