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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

      B. Gfeller

      May 26, 2023

      Super Analog Sound

      Super Analog Sound

      B. Kalo

      May 26, 2023

      Simple knob lots of options

      I like it a lot especially I like the price works fantastic and I’m enjoying how simple it is and how many varieties I have have in only two knobs !

      M. Le Borgne

      April 19, 2023


      Avec le API Preamp ce sont les deux plugins indispensables, notamment avec le Sphere DLX.
      Placés dans l'insert Unisson de l'Apollo, ils fonctionnent parfaitement bien avec tous les types de micros ou les émulations Sphère. Ces deux préamp avec chacun des caractéristiques différentes, valorisent et restituent fidèlement la personnalité de chaque micro.
      Un régal.

      P. Bernardini

      April 5, 2023

      Super !!!

      Plugin très efficace bravo UAD exactement qui me faut

      C. Simpson

      March 23, 2023

      Simple and sounds great

      I picked up the Neve preamp to use it on my vocal chain and hardware synths. It’s amazingly simple and sounds great using it on unison tracks and inside Ableton equally. I use it in the unison slot and follow it with a Neve 1081 EQ and LA 2A. Makes almost everything sound great!

      A. Rosario

      March 5, 2023

      I like it!

      Good sound with low DSP usage.

      M. Racanelli

      March 4, 2023

      Great Preamp!

      If you need to save DSP and just want that neve preamp sound, this is a must. Preamp without the EQ. It does sound different than the 1073 but is still top quality. Highly recommended!

      J. Mendel

      February 26, 2023

      Great sounding preamp model!

      Love the streamlined 1290 footprint and beautiful Neve sound!

      M. Racanelli

      February 19, 2023

      Excellent Plugin - Highly Recommended!

      Its only a Neve preamp, no channel strip but its a must-have! If you want similar colouring to the 1073 but with less DSP usage this is beautiful. With less DSP usage, you can throw it on multiple inputs without have to worry about any throttling. Gives you that extra headroom for anything else you may want to add onto your chain. Highly recommended!

      N. Merrick

      February 16, 2023


      I owned and worked on some of the best Neve 80 Series consoles in the world. One thing that I have always noticed about real Neve 80 Series consoles in excellent condition is that as soon as you put well recorded tracks just running through the line inputs, you will get an amazing sound right from the start. UAD has done a great job of modeling that characteristic in their Neve Preamp plugin. Great job UA!

      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.