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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.

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


      L. Doherty

      May 16, 2024

      A class act

      I really don’t need to write a favourable review for anything made by UAD.
      If it’s made my UAD, then it’s pure class by default.
      I’m loving the Neve preamp and the Brigade chorus that I’ve acquired this week.

      V. Daglon

      February 7, 2024

      I love the Neve very much because I know what it can do great Preamp to a Mix by the way, but I have no access in using it because I do not own UAD Hardware as yet, but I am dying to have one.

      k. yahya

      February 6, 2024



      S. Hebbard

      February 2, 2024

      An instant classic

      A classic preamp and the best plugin version of it that I have ever used. Instantly adds a nice clean warmth to any track and I particularly like it on vocals and acoustic guitar. One of my favourite preamp plugins

      C. Ventura

      January 4, 2024


      If you want the sound of a Neve preamp, this is the sound. Simple and the sound is there!

      M. Fagnoul

      December 15, 2023

      Superb Unison préamp.

      I use to rent those NEVE hardware preamps for lots of natural acoustic church recordings.
      This plugin sounds the same and on every track I Choose and at home.
      Nothing more to say.

      m. molinari

      December 11, 2023

      UAD on Final Cut Pro? An authentic disaster!

      ok, they are so well design plugins, but US doesn't exclude Final Cut . So?! why UA plugs seems tu put concrete in FCP? Everything update, of course.

      R. Solomon

      December 3, 2023

      Great plugin

      great plugin but the 1073 preamp is a richer sound

      C. Bors

      November 30, 2023

      i love it :)

      silky and reach warm

      C. Nardi

      November 20, 2023

      My Unison preamp to go

      I probably use this preamp on my Apollo Unison input more than any other preamp or amplifier. Compared to the other preamps, it is of course very DSP-friendly. I also find it more transparent and yet warm enough to give me the illusion of using a real mixing desk. I find it especially effective on percussion instruments, vocals and woodwinds. I also use on on DI bass and (less often) clean guitars. The essential user interface is another significant plus point.

      罗. 罗

      November 17, 2023


      这个前置放大器我付费怎么不让我用我怎么写? 今天竟让是试用过期。什么意思?

      G. Mani

      November 15, 2023

      Simple yet effective.

      Quick and easy way to get a neve sound without thinking too much about it.

      S. B

      November 8, 2023

      Must have

      Great sounding preamp.

      J. Smalls

      November 6, 2023

      One of the best Mic Pre’s UAD offers!

      This mic pre is one of the best that UAD offers! Let’s disregard the brand name for a second and focus on why this pre is great! Immediately as soon as you apply it you hear this warm punch tonal characteristic to your vocals. I was blown away when I first used it because I didn’t have to do much to achieve a desired sound. Pair this with a LA-2A, now your cooking with grease! To conclude this pre is absolutely worth it and expect nothing less from Neve and Universal Audio. BUY THIS PRE!

      L. PATRICK

      October 16, 2023

      Neve Sound

      Nice Mojo and Vibe on the way in. Easy to over do it though. Love it.

      D. Hall

      October 2, 2023

      Sounds great — and low DSP impact

      This has been a great addition to the portfolio — sounds great when tracking instruments and vox. Pair it with EQ and compressor it you're good to go. Great for use when the Neve 1073 soaks up too much DSP

      R. Sortwell

      October 1, 2023

      Great preamp

      Studio classic preamp

      R. Sortwell

      September 16, 2023

      Classic neve sounds

      Amazin preamp

      R. Novak

      September 8, 2023

      Simply put


      R. Cabanas

      September 4, 2023

      warm preamp

      my go to vocal pre amp when tracking rappers