Neve® Preamp

Neve® Preamp

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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 1290 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

      B. Pelletier

      May 20, 2019

      Indispensable !

      Parfait pour ajouter une petite touche de caractère !.. Sans consommer trop de DSP !

      M. Williams

      May 14, 2019

      Disappointed now I can’t upgrade!

      The plugin sounds great but it was removed from the current software update! As well as my mastering plug in. Spent money on a plug-in that prevents me from ever upgrading. Why would you do this? Please put the plugins back in the software!

      M. Pecora

      May 14, 2019

      Ottimo pre

      Pre dal suono caratteristico Neve...ottimo su mic dinamici.

      F. Rossi

      May 14, 2019

      Da Avere nella propria Daw!

      Incredibilmente caldo e corposo se usato in insert, ancora meglio se in unison!
      La distorsione è fantastica!
      Raccomandatissimo... Un must da avere assolutamente!

      T. Reaves

      April 30, 2019

      Great Neve character!

      This is just a fantastic sounding preamp when all you want is a great sounding vintage preamp character/tone and you're going to do any shaping somewhere else or the source is already shaped..

      A. Russell

      April 17, 2019

      Was Happy With This Until...

      ...I bought the V76. The Neve is a good solid preamp plugin and I would have continued using it regularly had I not discovered the V76 plugin. When comparing the Neve to preamp plugins I've used from other manufacturers, it would be a 5 star rating. Both the Neve and the V76 are well priced and great pieces of yourself a favor and pick-up both. Always nice to have different colors available in your palette.

      A. Etienne

      April 15, 2019

      Loud and phat.

      This thing has a lot of gain. It is loud and very easy to use. I think it's worth buying or trying.

      M. Diaz

      April 13, 2019

      Neve Sheen

      Amazing tone from this preamp. Had worked great with almost any guitar or vocal!

      F. BOIC

      April 13, 2019

      Nice and warm

      It is Neve - no more words are needed!!!

      s. andersson

      April 13, 2019


      Very useful in both jazz material and hip-hop stuff. Very colorful in a old chool Nice way

      T. Stankiewicz

      April 11, 2019

      Really cool

      Sound perfect in every aspect , well worth it the money.

      c. henry

      April 11, 2019

      Neve Preamp

      outstanding. indeed pure correctness, this mic preamp does wonders for me. using it on a mic channel seeing I don't sing too loud, this brings my vocal levels up were it need to be.
      I even put it on on my final level control on my individual channels. indeed works great. thank you uad.

      C. Lesca

      April 11, 2019

      Excelent sound

      Excellent emulation of the neve preamplifier. I use it on almost all recordings, overhead drums, vocals, acoustic guitars. Very versatile. Excellent tone and saturation

      D. Wright

      April 10, 2019


      Smooth and staruration

      A. Agun

      April 9, 2019


      This is a great plugin to track vocals with. It’s not the 1073 with the EQ, but I use it with unison technology, a LA-2A, and a pultec EQ and it sounds amazing. Sometimes I will use it on my 2bus as well to just to give my mix some Neve warmth.

      M. High-Cuchet

      April 9, 2019

      Good deal

      Got this during a sale for $50, at that price it's hard to beat ! I love the simplicity and combined with other plug ins like the Pultec EQ and UA 1176, it's all that I need.

      T. Caliber

      April 4, 2019

      It's OK

      I expected something completely crazy from all the stories around it... To be honest, I didn't get what all the fuss is about... probably not my taste, but it's alright for whoever needs the specific sound

      R. Paris

      April 3, 2019

      Neve Preamp - simplicity

      Really like the sound produced by the Neve preamp and the simplicity of the controls. Highly recommended.

      J. Albritton

      April 1, 2019

      Nice and Smooth

      Perfect for when I want just a Neve Pre without the entire Channel strip

      Z. Bíró

      March 27, 2019

      Smoother and warmer recording

      Great tone and staruration