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Neve® Preamp

Neve® Preamp

Unison Enabled

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Regular Price: $149.00

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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

      M. McCoy

      April 18, 2022

      That neve sound

      I have loved playing with this, I wanted that neve sound without the eq section and I got it

      E. Zavala

      February 22, 2022

      Great Plug-In

      I could tell the difference immediately when used in the Unison spot. Such warmth and clarity and boost. Great buy.

      D. Hetzel

      February 19, 2022

      Lovely neve sound

      Great plugin. It gives the signal more depth and at the same time more fullness. Great is also the possibility to include it in unison. The use is very simple. Adjust input until it sounds good and then output back to desired volume.

      A. Leite

      January 24, 2022

      Best Neve Preamp

      Sounds amazing on vocals and acustic guitar..

      B. Gautier

      January 21, 2022

      Fat !

      A must have ! Love it on drums, guitars ans synths !

      UAD User

      January 14, 2022

      Neve colour without the DSP hit

      Fantastic, my first plugin on every channel

      T. Prilesky

      January 13, 2022

      Sounds good!

      I bought this for the purposes of tracking with unison. It does sound great, though it's fairly coloured so you will want to make sure it's a flavour you want, because you can't undo it when printing to tape. So for me it's going to be very situational, and most likely used sparingly going in, and perhaps more in the mix to give some girth to things. Happy to have this tool!

      L. Marchetti

      January 10, 2022

      Works w everything

      2

      G. Koukounaris

      January 5, 2022

      Warm & big!

      One knob to rule them all!

      F. WIOROWSKI

      January 4, 2022

      awesome on drums and more

      It s amazing how it increases perceived volume on drum elements !!!

      E. Pratti

      December 22, 2021

      Amazing

      Great plug-in, perfect

      A. Fedyushkin

      December 14, 2021

      better then contemporary hardware clones

      nice distortion

      A. Linton

      November 30, 2021

      Neve preamp

      I can’t complain , I must say this sounds real good, slightly different from its bigger brother
      And less on the DSP , can’t go wrong with it .

      C. Bors

      November 23, 2021

      Very simple, easy of use :)

      A must have plugin in my collection. What i need, it's in.

      c. maskell

      November 22, 2021

      grit and personality

      Love the color

      c. maskell

      November 22, 2021

      Great preamp

      Love it

      e. stewart

      November 2, 2021

      This stands above the rest!

      I've tried countless other Neve Preamp emulations from other companies and this one, mixed with the unison technology is just miles above the others!

      J. Herron

      October 31, 2021

      Awesome

      Love it! Not really much else to say

      A. Nava

      October 27, 2021

      Amazing

      This is great!!!

      J. monlleo

      October 15, 2021

      Great tone!

      The tone of the 70's perfect for voice and guitars and perfect with unison...good job uad!