Universal Audio has released the Neve Preamp plugin — giving users the clarity, grit, and complex class‑A saturation of the Neve mic preamplifier in a simple two-knob plugin that’s perfect for UA Audio Interface owners.
The pinnacle of Neve preamp design is the classic 1073 module with EQ, but Neve also briefly produced the 1290 module — a rare, preamp-only version of the1073.
The Neve Preamp plugin combines sonic attributes and features of both the coveted 1073 and 1290 designs and provides all the features, bandwidth, and attitude of Rupert Neve’s original hardware design, as heard on classic recordings. By thoroughly modeling the dual-stage “Red Knob” preamp and output amplifier with detail, the Neve Preamp plugin replicates the sound and behavior of the original preamp.
Owners of UA Audio Interfaces can now track through a Neve preamp in real time, with a low DSP use vintage analog channel. The Neve Preamp also supports Universal Audio’s Unison technology, giving UA Audio Interface users the Neve preamp’s impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors.
UAD-2 hardware owners can also employ the Neve Preamp plugin for mixing and tone shaping — without ever leaving the box. Thanks to its lower DSP usage, you can easily place Neve Preamp plugin instances across multiple channels, turning your favorite DAW into a classic Neve console.
— An authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of the class-A, Neve mic preamp, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces
— Combines sonic attributes and features of both the 1073 and 1290 designs
— Thoroughly modeled dual-stage “Red Knob” preamp and output amplifier
— Unison technology for UA audio interfaces offers authentic tone, touch, and feel of the Neve preamp, including impedance matching
— Lower DSP usage for plugin instances across multiple channels