Neve® 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection
The authentic Neve preamp sound – captured as a plug-in featuring Unison™ technology.
The Neve 1073 Channel Amplifier is easily the most revered preamp and EQ circuit ever designed. Introduced in 1970, this hallowed class-A, transistor mic/line amp with EQ epitomizes the beautiful "Neve sound," with unparalleled clarity, sheen, and bite.
Now for the first time, you can track through the only authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of this legendary piece of audio history, with the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.
Now You Can:
Get the world’s only authentic and licensed plug-in emulation of the classic Neve 1073 Channel Amplifier
Color and EQ your mix with Neve tone, including all 10 distinct clipping points from the vintage 1970’s era hardware
Record "through" the 1073 preamp in real time using Apollo Twin, DUO, or QUAD interfaces
Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the 1073 plug-in with Unison™ technology
Mix with artist presets from Ed Cherney, Joe Chiccarelli, Jaquire King, Ryan Hewitt, David Isaac, Ryan West, and more
Get the flagship Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ plug-in, plus the Legacy 1073 EQ and 1073SE (“DSP-Lite”) EQ plug‑ins
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Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection
The Only End-to-End Neve 1073 Circuit Emulation
Universal Audio’s all-new Neve 1073 plug-in for Apollo and UAD-2 provides all the features, unique circuit behaviors, and coveted sound of Neve's original hardware design. By modeling the dual-stage "Red Knob" preamp, revered three-band EQ, and post-fader output amplifier with obsessive detail, the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ replicates the experience of the original 1970s hardware with stunning accuracy. Like the hardware, the new Neve 1073 plug-in incorporates all 10 clipping points from the preamp and EQ circuitry, delivering trademark clarity, grit, and harmonically rich class‑A saturation.
Unison Technology for Apollo
Harnessing UA’s Unison technology, the Neve 1073 plug-in blurs the lines between analog and digital, giving you all of the 1073 preamp’s impedance, gain staging “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors that have made it legendary among the audio faithful. The secret is Unison’s bi-directional control and communication from the 1073 plug-in to the digitally controlled mic preamps in Apollo. With Unison, the Apollo preamp changes to the Neve 1073's physical input impedance, allowing both "Lo" (300 Ω) and "Hi" (1200 Ω) impedance setting options. This provides the 1073's full gain and tonal range to your favorite mics.
Add Clarity and Color to any Source
Of course, the Neve Preamp & EQ Plug-In Collection isn’t just for Apollo owners. UAD-2 hardware owners can employ the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection for mixing, tone shaping, or simply adding sheen and bite to vocals, guitars, drums and more — without ever leaving the box. To get you started, there are artist presets from renowned 1073 users such as Ed Cherney, Joe Chiccarelli, Jaquire King, Ryan Hewitt, David Isaac, Ryan West, and more. UAD-2 power users can place Neve 1073 instances across multiple channels, turning their favorite DAW into a classic Neve console.
“The new UAD 1073 Collection is another welcome addition to my other Neve plug-ins! As soon as I instantiated it, everything became nice and warm.”
– David Isaac (Marcus Miller, Luther Vandross, Eric Clapton)
“The new Neve 1073 plug-in is a bigger-sounding, punchier version of the original. The addition of the fader and impedance switch offers more possibilities and an even more accurate representation of the original console.”
– Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)
“The new UAD Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection sounds amazing. Super warm, just like the real thing.”
– Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock, Eminem)
“I frequently grab the Neve 1073 plug-in for bass, kicks, snares & vocals because whatever I do, that EQ always sounds musical.”
– Ryan West (Eminem, Kanye West, Kid Cudi)
“I really love the UAD Neve 1073 plug-in. Using it in Unison mode gives you an amazing front end when tracking vocals, guitar, and bass. If character and saturation is what you're looking for, then look no further.”
– Ivan Barias (Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, Estelle)
“The Neve 1073 plug-in adds another dimension to the sound. The harmonics are fantastic and the output fader lets you drive the line amp harder and reduce output level – just like I do on a console. ”
– Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers)
“All my earliest sessions were recorded and mixed using Neve consoles — they were the only mic pres & EQs that I knew. The new UAD 1073 plug-in has truly captured every nuance.”
– Steve Levine (Culture Club, Beach Boys, Ziggy Marley)
“I use the Neve 1073 as both an EQ and an ‘aural exciter.’ No other EQ breathes life and excitement into a sterile DAW track or soft synth like this does.”
– Ian Boxill (Lenny White, Prince, 2Pac)
Neve 1073 Preamp is good
Je viens d'acquérir le 1073 ainsi que le voxbox manley et on peut dire qu'ils sont bien complémentaire. Le 1073 à vraiment un grain particulier, je ne peut pas dire si cela ce rapproche...続きを読む
Favorite Mic Pre
Bought my first Apollo and dove in demoing all available plugs. This was an instant winner. The Pre with Neve EQ made every mic sound amazing. This is great to use in UNISON on the way in,...続きを読む
This plug-in is so amazing its addictive! I use it on the way in for almost everything I track and it always sounds incredible. It sounds very warm with lots of harmonics and character....続きを読む
I didn't think
It is awesome. Incredible good possibilities to have a good voice recording at home. I use it now with an old Shure SM7, it is just perfect. Thanks UAudio.続きを読む
Best Preamp I can't record without it now !!!
I used the demo version to record a Vocal, synth and drum machine and it haves an amazing sound, warmth clarity, the best recording I have done so far. For the vocal I used only a cheap...続きを読む
Neve 1073 Preamp Sound ! :)
Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Plug-in sounds great on Drums and Bass. Without tweaking any knobs, it "sounds" very warm - very analog- . Furthermore, it is part of the Unison...続きを読む
Exclusively Neve licensed, Universal Audio modeled Neve 1073 Preamp and EQ
Models entire Neve 1073 Class A transformer/transistor circuit path, including preamp, EQ, output amplifier, nonlinearities and clipping
Revered 3-band Wessex A88/8014 Console EQ: High Shelf, Mid Bell, Low Shelf, passive High Pass Filter
Collection includes Unison-enabled Neve 1073 console channel plug-in with preamp, plus separate 1073 and 1073SE Legacy EQ plug-ins
Realtime UAD Processing and exclusive Unison Mic Preamp Technology features with Apollo audio interfaces
Mic, Line and Hi-Z inputs with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
Physical analog Lo (300 Ω) or Hi (1200 Ω) switchable input impedance with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
Tactile control of Gain staging and common preamp parameters with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
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Neve 1073 Preamp is good
Je viens d'acquérir le 1073 ainsi que le voxbox manley et on peut dire qu'ils sont bien complémentaire.
Le 1073 à vraiment un grain particulier, je ne peut pas dire si cela ce rapproche de l'original car je ne l'ai jamais essayer mais ça le fait !
On obtient tout de suite plus de dynamique et l'EQ est vraiment efficace pour apporter différentes couleurs aux voix ou instruments.
Un bon choix, même si juste après l'avoir acheté à 299$, le lendemain celui ci ne coûtait plus que 149$ ! Donc un peut frustré, surtout que je n'est pas eu le droit à l'offre des 3 plug gratuit ( 1073, Fairchild et Oxide ) pour l'achat d'une apollo twin car acheté d'occasion ! D'ailleurs la politique commerciale est le seul défaut, pour l'instant, que je trouve à UA.
Favorite Mic Pre
Bought my first Apollo and dove in demoing all available plugs. This was an instant winner. The Pre with Neve EQ made every mic sound amazing. This is great to use in UNISON on the way in, if you just want some Neve EQ in a mix use the 1073SE Legacy that comes with the bundle and save DSP. UA Prices on plug-ins in the store will drop based on what you already own, causing some confusion. UA should fix this and just show "PURCHASED" instead of the reduced price or "UPGRADE" instead of buy now to minimize some of these bad reviews on an excellent plug-in.
This plug-in is so amazing its addictive!
I use it on the way in for almost everything I track and it always sounds incredible.
It sounds very warm with lots of harmonics and character.
Great job UA as always!
I didn't think
It is awesome. Incredible good possibilities to have a good voice recording at home. I use it now with an old Shure SM7, it is just perfect. Thanks UAudio.
Best Preamp I can't record without it now !!!
I used the demo version to record a Vocal, synth and drum machine and it haves an amazing sound, warmth clarity, the best recording I have done so far. For the vocal I used only a cheap AT2020, I couldn't believe how the recording was sounding.
I bought it after the 14 days of the demo, I can't record without it now !!!
Neve 1073 Preamp Sound ! :)
Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Plug-in sounds great on Drums and Bass. Without tweaking any knobs, it "sounds" very warm - very analog- . Furthermore, it is part of the Unison Technology : you can have slap it to your vocal chain before hitting your DAW for some Neve magic :)
A must have !
It SOUNDS magnificent . . . BUT . . . .
I have been really enjoying the sound of this new 1073!! It sounds so much better than the (now) Legacy version that it has actually made me angry a few times . . . BECAUSE although it sounds phenomenal, she's a pretty aggressive resource hog.
I would love to get involved in a UA Forum about which hardware to add so that I can have more DSP with the Apollo 16, just so I can use this one more often!! (Anybody?) I have had some strange "crashes" lately with the UA software but I'm not sure if it's this guy or if it's been since I downloaded and applied the "Culture Vulture" version of the newest UA software.
All that to say, SCOTTY!! I NEED MORE POWER!!! The plug-in sounds great though. It's one of my favorite ones so far.
great Pre amp!
Perfect for the Apollo Twin! I have the neve Pre amp in my pocket!! thanks UAD!!!
Quite literally the best 1073 plug out there.
I haven't written many reviews because its sorta like adding a drop of water in the ocean. However, this 1073 plug is worth it. UA have literally outdone themselves with this one.
Neve 1073 preamp
I love the new Neve 1073 preamp it sounds great on any instrument especially vocals. Way to go Universal Audio.
Must Have PLUGIN
I own almost all the UAD plugins and have not written a review yet. I just felt compelled to say this, forget the comparisons to the real deal. This thing adds a girth and nice color to everything you run through it. With the Unison technology, I use this on the way in to protools and print the results every time. Great job with this one UA.
This plugin scares the hell outta me lol I own a neve 1084 and the similarities are mind blowing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Grateful to have run into this. Unison technology really takes it to another level. UAD is always on top of their game. Respectable.
The best preamp so far
Tried the API & 610 ... And I felt the1073 preserved the energy the best and was nice n thick! Thank you uad
Almost Like the Real Thing
Hello ladies and gents!
What is cool to me about owning a UAD-2 is that I get access to a lot of the great gear a mix artist would use to mix a record, and with the Apollo series I get some very nice emulations of gear a recordist would use to record a record.
With the 1073 Preamp and EQ--I find it interesting that people are using this to MIX, as this piece of gear is a workhorse for recording; knowing the power load of the gear in the real world (Neves take the more power than most gear--hence why Neve 500 series are not as beefy) it cracks me up that it is killing the DSP.
Suggestion: Print the sound of the 1073. That is how recordists do it in the real world. Use SSL to mix...as SSL is the big record MIX sound.
First, I own the API Vision strip and the 610 collection so I'm a fan of unison technology. But the new 1073 takes it over the top. A ribbon mic on a guitar amp with this plug sounds so creamy and smooth. Man, UAD knocked it out of the park with this. Thank you!
To the people who are giving this 1STAR!
The people who are giving this 1STAR are the idiots who don't know how to use this properly! This isn't a plugin that you want to use everywhere you go. Well not the new 1073 as it will kill your DSP resources really quickly. The reason for that is because it's SO FUCKIN WELL MODELED!
You want to use this on the way in through your Apollo for the Preamp and print it then in every other cases use the Legacy version for EQing. I have an OCTO card as well as a QUAD and I tend to do an 8 Channel summing mix after I've finished my mix. 8 Channels of this and you'll have something very very unique my friends!
Love this plug. I own the hardware and it sounds almost like it. Awesome job UAD. I'm not a big fan of the GUI knob-controls. Why make everything exactly like the hardware? Please make it more mouse/computer friendly :-)
Even better then the Neve 1073
I purchased UAD's Neve 1073 a few years ago and now I have the luxury of buying it again.
I guess the other 1 was half assed. Both suggested that their replicas of the original. Maybe we can buy another 1 a few years later
and that 1 will really sound like the original. Not sure why this is not a free update.
They keep messing with the price
The plugin is ok. Not as much character as I wouldve hoped for out of the unison. The thing that is really annoying is they keep changing the price. It was 299, then 149, then 199 (when I bought it) now 99; and all within a few weeks. Feeling like a sucker