May 09, 2014, by PSW Staff
Universal Audio has announced the new Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.
The Neve 1073 channel amplifier is easily one of the most revered preamp and EQ circuit ever designed. Introduced in 1970, this class-A, transistor mic/line amp with EQ epitomizes the beautiful “Neve sound,” with superb clarity, sheen, and bite.
In 2006, Universal Audio released the legacy Neve 1073 and 1073SE plug-ins, and now, UA engineers have improved upon the original and incorporated — for the first time ever — all 10 clipping points from the preamp and EQ circuitry, as well as Unison technology integration with the Apollo and Apollo Twin audio interfaces.
The result is the all-new Neve 1073 plug-in, a true end-to-end circuit emulation of the original Neve 1073 channel amplifier that delivers its trademark grit and harmonically rich class-A saturation.
In addition, Neve 1073 offers presets from famous Neve 1073 users, including Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, U2), Ed Cherney (Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones), Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), Joel Hamilton (Pretty Lights, Sparklehorse), Dave Isaac (Prince, Marcus Miller), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers), and more.
“The new Neve 1073 plug-in is one of our most ambitious projects to date,” says Universal Audio CEO Bill Putnam Jr. “We are proud to bring such an exacting emulation of this legendary piece of hardware to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.”
Available for purchase from UA’s Online Store for $299 ($149 for owners of the legacy Neve 1073/1073SE Classic Console EQ Plug-Ins), the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection also includes the legacy Neve 1073 and 1073SE “DSP light” plug-ins and is part of the new UAD Software v7.7.
Download new UAD Software v7.7 here.