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

      J. MCLEOD

      October 15, 2020


      For getting things up and running and sounding great quick, this pre really shines.

      r. auat

      October 12, 2020


      warm and unique sound

      P. Hoier

      October 10, 2020

      Balance and Warmth

      Neve Preamp has this silky warmth that just makes your sound sit. Like if it brings the incoming sound into balance. Adds thickness and warmth where the sound gets too thin and evens out the worst transients. A very important first step in a recording/mixing chain. Kinda the purpose of a preamp. Plus when used as Unison, it opens up the mic input in a pleasing way. Balance and warmth seems to be the keywords. Not to heavy on the DSP either.
      And Thanks, UAD. I was one of the (2) winners of the coupon drop contest (Jacquire King Livestream), where your site broke down.

      S. Cvetkovic

      October 4, 2020

      Neve preamp

      Classic sound !!!! Love it !!!

      J. MCLEOD

      October 2, 2020

      Immediately useful...

      It was useful the second I bought it! Tamed some spiny guitars easily in the mix with minimal effort. A great tool. Simple and subtle, but unmistakably great.

      I. Sevruk

      October 1, 2020

      Nice emulation of Neve 1290

      Nice sounding preamp, adds a little bit of distortion, use small amount of DSP usage and for Arrow users it’s a big advantage. I chose between this preamp and Neve 1073 - DSP usage, price and almost identical sound of this preamps were main arguments for me to buy this preamp.

      J. Lamar

      September 29, 2020

      Must own

      8 channels of spot on Neve emulation for $100? I’ll take it.

      J. Lamar

      September 29, 2020

      Must own

      8 channels of spot on Neve emulation for $100? I’ll take it.

      S. Sverdlov

      September 17, 2020

      Nice preamp

      Love the way it opens up my guitar sound. Good on vocals and bass. I like how versatile it is.

      E. Yan

      September 15, 2020

      Nice little preamp

      Decent preamp. Less sap running on my solo.

      M. Howard

      September 15, 2020


      This thing has all the vibes. I’ve been a long time user of neve and neve inspired hardware. Recently sold several hardware pres and now using mostly UAD emulation everyday!

      A. Sanchez

      September 7, 2020

      As close as you can get

      I’ve had a Neve 1073 for a while so I know it’s sonic characteristics and what it does to an audio source. I can say that this plugin is as close to the real thing as you’re going to get. The smooth And silky midrange and the warmth it gives to vocals or guitars is uncanny. Don’t be afraid to put your bass through it either this thing does it all.

      R. Silich

      September 5, 2020

      One of the best

      Love to use this preamp on each channel, not so heavy, low-dsp usage preamp and sounds just awesome!

      D. Scott

      September 4, 2020

      my goto for vocals of all kind

      best sounding pre I have ever used

      G. Livingston

      August 18, 2020


      wanted a Neve pre, got a Neve pre✨

      A. Biggers Sr

      August 16, 2020

      Can’t go wrong with Neve

      Very nice preamp.

      L. Deane

      August 7, 2020

      Taylor's Steve

      Put a rock song in your daw, just add Neve ! This won't take long to figure out ! Smooth yet crunch. A true pleasure to work with ! Taylor Swift !

      R. Mims

      August 5, 2020

      Perfect Preamp

      Can't wait to purchase it, this plugin sounds amazing!

      J. López Uribe

      July 31, 2020

      Awesome texture

      It's all about the Mojo and the little details it adds to your sound.

      m. marcori

      July 22, 2020

      Neve preamp review

      I thought this would be a very specific plugin to use while recording with unison tecnology, however I found out that's just the tip of the iceberg.. I am using it on almost everything from recording to mixing and as an effect as well. Preamp is awsome on drum bus, snare, kick, toms, hi hat, bass, clean and heavy guitars as well as vocals and other lead instruments like mini moog and what not. Its also an awsome sounding fuzz for your guitar if you plug straight into it and crank it up. Never thought I would be using it THAT much. 10/10!