Neve® Preamp

Neve® Preamp

Unison Enabled

$149.00

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$149.00
4.8/5
(79 reviews)

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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.

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

4.8/5
(79 reviews)

G. Sharp

April 23, 2018

Improved tracking quality

This plugin is used by me a lot now, when tracking. It helps me get a a better sound in that I did before, and sometimes that includes using it in conjunction with other outboard gear and on its own, through Apollo Twin. I like it a lot. I do not consider myself an expert, but in my humble opinion, if it makes a difference for me, it will likely for you also. Try it.

G. Booker

April 22, 2018

As Advertised !!!

I do get down on UAD for the amount of core power to make their plugs work,... That being said, I gladly give them a super thumbs up for giving us a stellar Pre-Amp that is not only functional but deliciously so. This is Neve all the way and I personally think it's my favorite from UA! Good job indeed!!!! Yeah I got the full version and at the end of the mix when my measly 6 cores are screaming, it's good to know I gave it my all without losing anything from the pre-amps inputs!!!! This is a must , get coupons and buy it!!!!!

N. koohestani

April 22, 2018

Amazing

Amazing amazing tnxx

G. Yacobacci

April 21, 2018

Pretty Amazing

One of the best pre amp plugins I have heard. Very simple to use and makes about everything sound better. Well worth the money.

E. Joseph

April 20, 2018

Simply awesome

This preamp is awesome. Very low on DSP and great Neve sound. Now please give us the API.

A. Essami

April 20, 2018

Amazing Harmonics !!!!!!

Great plugin ! I use it almost on everything. Great on Vocals , bass , acoustic guitars and also on synth ( adds character ). Thanks for amazing technologies!!!!

M. Da Silva

April 20, 2018

nice surprise

I was pleasantly surprised to learn from the recent UAD Neve Preamp plugin. and I was tremendously surprised at such product performance and I was largely satisfied with the result. I think the future of audio will go through great innovations and that analogical equipment fortunately or unfortunately will be things of the past,

s. riviere

April 20, 2018

Beautiful preamp

Very simple to use and what sound it is!!! Wonderful!

M. Dworzyński

April 19, 2018

Great preamp

A brilliant simulation of the Neve preamp and for recordings and mixes.

Y. Yoon

April 19, 2018

great!

This Preamp + Neve 31102 EQ = Neve 1084

P. Moshay

April 18, 2018

its crazy that i can use lots of these on my sessions now

Im totally spoiled not only by being able to have lots of these Neve's to use in a session, but also not having to deal with maintaining them anymore.... i own 6 and thats not nearly enough once you know the mojo that they offer.

G. Gassert

April 18, 2018

Saves using up more sharc power to get a Neve Flavor

At first I didn't think I needed this having the 1073 channel strip . But after consideration the Neve Preamp made perfect sense.... I can color up more tracks than before , Glad I got it.

UAD User

April 18, 2018

Perfect preamp

It’s a neve and it’s so close I cannot say it’s not the real thing! A perfect addition to the tool box of plugins from UAD

K. Todorov

April 17, 2018

Awesome!

I have the real ones and these are extremely close to the originals!

S. Arce

April 17, 2018

NEVE...

Bypassed Unison insert bad, Neve preamp Good! Super easy and remarkably fun for getting the right stuff with a lot less to look at.

b. berkovic

April 17, 2018

Neve preamp

Uad again, great emulation, must have it, inserted on each chanel,give warm and true analog touch

m. spivack

April 17, 2018

True Harmonic Enhancement

I have been delving further into analog modeling in the last 2 years using tape saturation and console emulation from UAD, Waves, Slate etc. and I have to say that this simple Neve model has the most profound harmonic effect on my signal right out of the gate. It creates a warmth, presence and 3 Dimensional bounce that rivals the vintage original 1073 pres I’ve used at several studios in NYC. It almost feels like cheating! Bravo UAD, and keep it coming!

E. Mejia

April 16, 2018

My Go To Plugin Now

The Neve preamp is such a great plug in it gives you that sound that quality that that grit to your tracks. On vocal say no more this is the exact plug-in I have been looking for since my mix and career began. It is a game changer and I will definitely use it on all my mixes coming in the near future.

UAD User

April 16, 2018

Nice recreation

Enjoy this recreation of one of my favorite preamps.

H. Zwarts

April 16, 2018

fantastic

Nice preamp.. Its a real Rupert Neve sound.