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

      m. toniolo

      August 16, 2018

      a little monster!

      I try it with a tube condenser mic and I really love the sound.

      s. thomas

      August 15, 2018

      add warmth for sure

      this unit may look simple but it works to add warmth in your tracks and mixes ....a little piece of magic

      智. 竹内

      August 13, 2018


      Middlerange is very cool!!!

      D. Schroader

      August 13, 2018

      Nice little Harmonic Mangler

      More than just a "mic pre" this is actually a good all around harmonic changer especially for bass and drums related material, it does something interesting to the low end and when it's right it's super right . I wish this was the pre in the 1073eq plugin.

      D. Guillemette

      August 12, 2018

      Neve color

      You get the Neve color in your mixes without loading up your DSP chips.

      s. barazani

      August 12, 2018

      finally the sound i've been looking for!!

      load it as unison started to lay with the dials and then like a magic it sounds big, in your face, crisp and loud
      now I want to record everything through it!

      O. Taronasi

      August 10, 2018

      Best preamp

      I use This plugin on union when recording voice. Sound perfect with l22.

      S. Burns

      August 8, 2018

      Not bad at all!

      The high end shimmer seems more violent than the actual neve to me, but the breakup and the depth is awesome. I’ve been enjoying the low DSP of this plugin, and I can hear the emulated transformer, for sure. Great for biting hit hop vox and to create some depth out of an otherwise flat mix. Can add some punch and “bigness” to about anything. 4 stars because it’s still not as nice as the real ones (very close). That being said, it’s by far better than any other neve plugin I’ve used, including slate and Waves NLS...

      T. Käfert

      August 1, 2018

      So in Love

      Its the best emulation ever.

      a. wyszkowski

      July 29, 2018

      Nice default channel.

      Wish it had level meters in the UI, but otherwise a great option for a go-to Unison input.

      J. Stuart

      July 27, 2018

      Sounds great

      Highly recommended, adds bite and edge when pushed. Adds warmth when used gently.

      K. Gilroy

      July 20, 2018

      Adam & Neve in the Garden

      Now this is amazing. I really love this one. Makes everything sound better. It's a must have. Thanks UAD! Amazing!!!

      A. Daniel

      July 16, 2018

      Really Good

      Definely a nice sounding plug. Gives vocals a nice presence. Would use on anything. Never used a real neve so I can’t say how accurate, but it sounds good none the less.

      G. Hall

      July 12, 2018

      Another fine result from THE leader in audio plugins

      Not only am I thrilled by the sound of this incredible plugin, but once again I'm reminded that my choice to invest in the UAD2 platform is one of the best decisions I have made for my music. World leaders in audio tools and heads and shoulders above all others for seamless integration and outstanding customer service. Thank you Universal Audio for always surpassing my expectations.

      E. Oooka

      July 8, 2018

      It is compatible with my voice quality!

      It is compatible with my voice quality. Harmonics feel much more wonderful than other comp. I also have a softtube version. UAD is more natural to feel compressed. This also wants an actual machine.

      A. Darling

      July 6, 2018

      Blown Away

      For a long time I ignored all the talk about UAD plugins and how great they are. I was content with my waves bundle and other plugins from 3rd party developers, even some stock plugins from my DAWS (Logic, Reason, Protools etc..) I convinced, with a little tweaking here and there I could achieve the best sounding top quality studio mixes on my tracks with what plugins I already had, boy was I wrong.
      After being enlighten by a friend of mine who first took the dive to invest in a UAD audio interface and plugins, I was blown away after hearing a few of his mixes in which he used nothing but UAD plugins on his master bus. I was hooked, cooked, and done. I had to get into the big boy league of music production. I brought my first Apollo Twin and since then I never looked back!!

      G. Venkataraman

      July 3, 2018


      This preamp gives the legendary sound and character of neve. Makes any instrument or vocal instantly like-able! It adds punch to the track and unison integration works like a charm in your recordings. My go to plugin when everything else fails! Loving it!!

      C. M

      June 30, 2018

      Neve Preamp!

      Yes UAD do it again. Sounds good and clear, with high output levels.

      UAD User

      June 29, 2018

      The real preamp

      The sound I was looking for. I have a Neumann TLM 102. Perfect combination. Amazing!

      Y. SHIMURA

      June 27, 2018