Neve® 1081TM Classic Console EQ
Neve 1081 / 1081SE Classic Console EQ
versitile and dynamic
Along with the API 550 this is one of my favorite EQs. It's clean tone really let's the original characteristics shine. Super easy to dial in and it does sound great on a variety of sources.
Exactly What I expected
I bought the EQ because I was looking for a 1084 style unit to use across many many channels. It has most of the EQ points I was looking for, the controls are really simple... I'm relatively happy with my purchase.
If I was to criticize one small point, it's that the lettering (or numbering?) is pretty tiny and hard to read. It's also an issue with the one I have in the rack, but that one I can at least get closer to see the numbers. So, maybe I need to figure out the magnifying glass feature in my OS...
Anyway, It's quickly become my go to tone shaper in the daw. I have pretty much all the control I want, and even when boosting a lot it still responds nicely.
Much better than the 1073 EQ, more versatile and can be super subtle even at “extreme” settings. If I had to pick only 2 EQ’s by UAD it’d be this and the 550a!
I always using on buses when mixing rock.
You can get very good results with it, it has nice colour
Best anagalog eq ever
This underrated eq is simply the best emulation of an analog EQ in the Universal Audio package. It works great on every instrument and has great flexibility
A classic to the collection
Its very easy to use and with good results. Dont waist time, get it all!
The EQ I didn't know I needed
I'm blown away. I don't know how to describe it but there is life in this EQ. Overheads and Acoustic guitars just sit perfectly now. The 10k sheen is really special. I just rolled it in with the mix and there it was. Not harsh at all. Very musical.
Recommended plugin !
Recommended plugin for every musician, singer ...!
Thank you so much UA !!!
Klasse Plugin ! Empfählenswerter Plugin für jeden Musiker, Sänger....!
Vielen Dank UA !
My go-to colour EQ
I bought this because Im a big Tom Elmhirst fan, and these seem pretty central to his mix setup, and I can see why. The EQ bands are very useable, and have great versatility - sound SICK on guitars in particular. I've done a few mixes with these as my additive EQs and once they all start summing together across a whole mix, it's like a rich burrito of harmonic flavour. Absolutely wicked.
I've been a proud owner of this plugin for a while and it is absolutely one of my favorite EQs, especially for basses, guitars, and pianos. I love how it can be really smooth or made to bite. My only complaint/request is that the display of the GUI be updated to something of a higher resolution as the numbers are a little hard to read, but that does not stop me from using it. Would highly recommend!
If I could describe this with one word it would be warmth.
Gran Eq, muy musical... pero con gráfica pequeña
Buena dupla junto al Pre Neve. Más versátil que el eq 1073 y con bajo consumo de recursos.
El tamaño de gráfica resulta incómodo
The Magnificent Neve 1081
This is just a cool EQ! To be honest, I'm just delighted with all the plug-ins of the Neve series. 1081 chic for vocals, guitars and more
Very useable and wonderful sound
Having used the Neve 1073 plugin from UA, I was not sure what this could bring to my work, but I was pleasantly surprised. It has that great Neve sound, but with extra shaping options that just make this a go to EQ. The only real complaint I have with the 1081 is the plugin size seems smaller than it needed to be, making the numbers on the dials difficult to read. That issue aside, UA has produced another great plugin.
Great for shaping mid range, lots of options and nice filters
The controls are backwards from what I expected, but every track “goes to tape” using this eq. It’s a necessity.
The handling is like the real Hardware. I Love the Sound That the Plugin Makes.
Always a good choice for a EQ!
I have two 1081 Hardware units in my setup and have a good 20 years of exposure to how they sound. UA's 1081 emulations are dead nuts accurate....Such a pleasure to use - Incredible quality...Maybe the GUI could do with an update as its graphics are a little granular plus its kinda small in appearence on Hi Res displays....However; aside from that its truly wonderful!
Simple and musical
My go to EQ. Does exactly what it says on the tin!
I love this thing moreover than the 1073 EQ, not that I don't like the 1073 cause I do!...BUT! feel that the 1081 is not as harsh (Which is probably not the right word to describe it) or drive/ color the sound like the 1073 does. You won't be disappointed. A classic in my opinion.