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. rakoto razafy

      September 18, 2019

      Mikahely,love it!

      Sounds great and easy to use!
      I really like the polarity switch and the high pass filter on it!
      It brings a lot of body into my track!

      h. rowland

      September 17, 2019

      absoloute banger!

      Works great, easy to use- doesn't pillage my CPU.

      P. Jacobsson

      September 10, 2019


      Very nice, very useful. Adds clearity, "body" and some grit - if you want.

      D. Hughes

      September 10, 2019

      Really nice!

      Just ran vocals through this for the first time, and really pleased how smooth and right it sounds, just made the vocals sit in the mix really well. I was using a 710 hardware preamp or a Focusrite ISA one hardware preamp, but I think the Neve Preamp plugin going in on the unison spot on my Apollo 8 sounds a lot better than either hardware preamp. Will be using a lot more!

      C. Grouard

      September 9, 2019

      Plug & Play!.. and that SOUND!

      I love it! It brings so much character to my tracks whether it is vocals, acoustic guitar or bass, and UNISON has never been so obvious, two knobs and two switches !! Definitely one of my fav UAD plugins!

      T. Hakala

      September 9, 2019

      Classic sound.

      My Unison loves it, my recordings love it, I love it. It's THE Neve sound.

      S. Panayiotou

      August 14, 2019


      This gives you that famous Neve sound. On bass or vocals this is fantastic. The real deal

      P. Karampalasis

      August 14, 2019

      Neve Preamp review

      killer plugin ! i like to bring some character to my recordings !

      M. Filowitz

      August 10, 2019

      Neve Preamp

      This plug-in it’s easy to use, it’s sounds great, totally awesome!!! Great job UA!!

      T. Engel

      August 9, 2019

      Klein, einfach und super

      Das hat gefehlt, um meine Mikrofone bei der Aufnahme zu optimieren. Günstige Mikrofone klingen mit dem Neve viel besser und werden viel empfindlicher, ohne dabei extrem zu rauschen. Der Preis war mit Coupons günstig. - Wie immer gut Arbeit und zu empfehlen.

      m. stephenson

      August 2, 2019

      sounds fantastic...that classic neve sound

      great, lower cpu solution for high numbers of tracks to get that classic neve sound! very happy!

      M. Robinson

      July 26, 2019

      Great sound and a lighter load on the DSP

      A great utility purchase, able to use this in more instances that running the full 1073

      J. Romero

      July 15, 2019

      Neve pre amp review

      So far love it. Still trying to learn it's settings.

      M. Sudhakar

      July 15, 2019

      Great Plugin!

      To get just a little bit of the Neve Sound for each Instrument its perfect without opening a Channel Strip.

      N. Sanmarti

      July 8, 2019


      Como siempre, todo lo que hacen está bien! Suena increíble, el agregado Justo y preciso de color NEVE para mis guitarras y voces. Gracias por la magia!

      O. Lamas

      July 5, 2019

      Simple and Effective

      OK so, I have most of the UAD Preamp models and pushed myself away from one more Neve emulation. I came across a situation where I was recording on location in Costa Rica and had an 8 Channel Mic preamp with ADAT pipe into my Apollo twin.
      I could not just load 10 channels of my Neve or even my UA LA 610s because the twin could not handle it. So I got my 14 day trial of these and BAMMMM!!!
      10 channels of neve preamps. No problems at all and my sessions were spot-on what I needed to make this trip an amazing trip. Got home and immediately bough the plugin.
      Truly a happy ending.

      B. Simon

      July 5, 2019


      This plugin gives that little spice for your signal what it deservs!
      I’ve use it with an SM7B.
      Thanks UAD! :)

      D. Ghan

      June 28, 2019

      Neve :-)

      I purchased a UAD interface just for this plugin. My guitars and vocals have never
      sounded better.

      B. Cauti

      June 24, 2019

      Great, Simple Pre-Amp

      Simple and clean. Sounds awesome on just about everything!

      F. BACULEA

      June 9, 2019

      Analog World is here!

      Everytime, when i connect my Apollo X6 and Apollo Twin Quad to my system, is just
      like entering in the analog world, a beautiful warm sound and musical.
      Neve Preamp is a MUST DO, either that you use presets or not, this tool is your ideal companion in the journey of music.