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. way

      January 21, 2021

      Me encanta el sonido Neve !!

      Demasiado bueno !!!

      D. Rohde

      January 15, 2021

      The "only " Pre Amp

      If you need a Preamp use this, Sounds great for all Instruments and Vocals

      G. Merino

      January 14, 2021

      Simple and effective

      Great for tracking with the unison technology or in the mix, I use it when just want the neve character. If I need more control and shaping I go with the SSL channel strip.

      S. Northrop

      January 9, 2021

      Great vocal pre

      The Neve pre-amp is great! It adds warmth and clarity for tracking vocals and its very simple to adjust the settings to what works best for your needs!

      L. Vacek

      January 5, 2021


      Great sounding plugin!

      A. Hannibal

      January 5, 2021

      Great saturation!

      Great saturation!
      Great distortion!
      -Usually I use a lot of tape for saturation... Think this is my new "go to".

      M. Iwanusa

      January 3, 2021

      Set it and forget it

      I put this on my drum bus, guitar bus... you name it. sounds great!

      S. Wilkinson

      January 3, 2021

      Secret Sauce

      Perfect for adding that Neve secret sauce across multiple channels and using much less DSP.

      J. Poloyannis

      December 31, 2020

      Nice sounding preamp

      Great little Neve Preamp without the bells and whistles, but also without the DSP impact. I use it mainly in conjunction with the Pure Plate for my Arrow... outside the studio. Highly recommended for this scenario.

      A. Cooper

      December 31, 2020

      Neve Preamp - Punch

      A amazing plugin for giving individual tracks and busses that extra punch/push and depth/dimension. Simple, but incredibly effective.

      A. Taylor

      December 27, 2020


      Love the overall tone and what it does to the mid range on a vocal! I do hear a slight hiss but very warm.

      A. Taylor

      December 27, 2020


      Love the overall tone and what it does to the mid range on a vocal! I do hear a slight hiss but very warm.

      R. Osborne

      December 26, 2020

      Great for when you have a good sound and you just want to add a touch of color

      It’s surprisingly different from the 1081 and 1073. I guess UAD really does model all the circuitry behind the panel. This combined with a Pultec and Oxide makes for a really great guitar/bass chain. 10/10

      B. Mathis

      December 25, 2020

      A Must Have!!!

      The Neve Preamp is a must-add to your digital rack!

      F. San Filippo

      December 24, 2020

      Best Value on UAD Store

      If you don’t want to buy the 1073 or 1084 because you have entirely too many EQs as it is, you can save some dough and still get the Neve sparkly on your tracks. Smash it for some nice saturation, or just give a track a little lift, either during mixing or tracking.

      G. Christiansen

      December 23, 2020

      The 1073 DSP saver!

      This is a fullworthy 1073 unison preamp, with around 12% DSP load you can easily save up DSP to add additional plugins to more tracks.
      To have both the neve 73 preamp and spare DSP is a super-nobrainer

      Y. Baribeau

      December 22, 2020


      If you want your music to sound professional my friends, here is one plug-in you absolutely need

      M. Biniaz

      December 20, 2020

      Neve sound !!

      Great Little plugin this is adds that neve sound i make Drum & bass music sounds greats on channel inserts, buses, master works on anything can get some crunch and dirt out of it too i like to push these plugins for dnb drums but a little goes a long way with this plugin use it all the time now !

      H. Cheng

      December 18, 2020

      New life for some old tracks!

      I have been mixing some old tracks lately. This Neve Preamp along with Studer A800 really brought the big studio sound to tracks I recorded years ago on Mackie 8 bus console! Really fantastic!

      M. De Carolis

      December 17, 2020

      Very nice

      His sound is perfect, very similar to the analog. It is a must have.