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 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

      C. Torres

      July 13, 2020

      Color, presencia y tono.

      Al usarlo genera calidez, profundidad y mejora el tono (guitarra) también lo uso en voces y genera la misma sensación. Recomendado!

      L. Hester

      July 12, 2020

      The in between NEVE preamp

      I bought this just before buying the entire NEVE collection. After a lot of testing, this little thing is super rad. I feel it rests between the 1073 and the 1084 so essentially.. it's offering me a third flavor for Unison work. Awesome little plugin!!!

      B. Gotch

      July 8, 2020


      Wish I would have grabbed this earlier been placing it on older vocal recordings and its night and day

      C. Soto

      July 7, 2020

      Lots of Mojo

      This pre, however simple it may seem, has a very rich sound, which sounds beautiful when cranked up without sounding harsh. It's a swiss-army kind of plugin. Everything can benefit from being recorded through this pre in a Unison-enabled Apollo.

      J. Marshall

      July 6, 2020

      Good preamp

      Sounds great on bass and adds a lot of weight. Saturates quite easily. Good on vocals as well, for adding a bit of grit.

      m. lemire

      July 5, 2020

      Great sound

      I bought this plugin for my apollo twin.
      I have a neumann tlm 102 mic, i found that the mid tones and highs were still a little “empty”. This preamp really helped with thickining the vocal giving it a warm feel.
      Definitely a sound i was looking for and happy to add to the bank.

      G. Hampton

      July 5, 2020

      Easier on dsp.

      I am very happy with this Neve Preamp. It gives you a nice neve sound using I think half the DSP of the 1073 preamp/eq. I am totally happy with it. I own the 1073 plugin and waited on getting this because I already kinda had it. Now that I have it I find myself using it with my channels coming in through ADAT.

      N. Pinto

      July 1, 2020

      Simple and powerful

      Great little neve pre-amp! Warmth as you expect. Lower DSP usage than other pre-amps.

      c. graham

      July 1, 2020


      Plugins work great for try my best to learn more vocal recording and to understand it as hi learn

      H. Wijeratne

      June 29, 2020

      Sick sound !!!!!!

      Highly recommended for vocals and Guitars.. Love this !!! #YAKA

      C. Haeki

      June 29, 2020

      really neve taste is amazing

      go buy it now!!

      N. Bankhead

      June 27, 2020

      It's a freaking Neve Pre! Buy It!

      Put plan and simple... It's Universal Audio, it's a Neve mic pre! I'm using it on my new album and i wouldn't hesitate recommending any of the UAD plugins! It's big, warm and super clean, push it and hear that Neve saturation on anything you use it on. So again, plan and simple... It's Universal Audio, it's a Neve... Buy It!

      S. van Servellen

      June 26, 2020

      Simple & sounds great

      Use it to record electric guitar via analogue pedals + tube amp via mic into the box, and so far it’s simple to use and sounds great.

      J. Slavin

      June 17, 2020

      Best value great sound

      Couldn’t be easier to use, it sounds great, low price .... what more do you want ?

      E. Bellerose

      June 17, 2020

      Neve PreAmp quoi d'autre?

      Je m'attendais pas à autant dans un si petit plugin. Merci!

      A. McDonald

      June 16, 2020

      Neve Pre Amp

      Simply blown away by this plugin. An absolute steal when purchased in the sale. Really happy with this purchase and what it adds to my mix

      R. Vargas

      June 15, 2020

      Excellent addition

      The SOUND of NEVE...

      in a little, itty, bitty, plugin.

      T. Van Der Walt

      June 15, 2020

      Definitely a must buy

      I am very impressed with this Neve Preamp. I didn’t expect it to sound this good. Invest in it and yourself.

      T. Lauenstein

      June 13, 2020


      The best for the best

      H. Castro

      June 13, 2020

      Excellent plugin

      Excellent plugin.
      With few adjustments brings my tracks to life.