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.
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, Jacquire 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, Jacquire 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 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)
“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)
“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)
“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 frequently grab the Neve 1073 plug-in for bass, kicks, snares & vocals because whatever I do, that EQ always sounds musical.”
– Ryan West (Eminem, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z)
“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)
“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)
“I'm so happy with the Neve 1081 EQ and 1073 Preamp & EQ plug-ins. They're the closest emulations of the hardware I've heard.”
– Adam Hawkins (Twenty One Pilots, Switchfoot, Keith Urban)
“The UAD Neve 1073 is perfect for adding warmth to orchestral sounds.”
– Henry Jackman (The Da Vinci Code)
“I'm very fond of the UAD Neve 1073 and 1081. They make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.”
– Glenn Rosenstein (Ziggy Marley, U2)
Watch The Reviews
7. Juni 2023
Lo mejor para las. VocesWeiter
6. Juni 2023
I own a Neve 1073lb 500 series unit, and I can’t tell the difference between this and the real thing. It’s superb . Nice work, UAWeiter
25. Mai 2023
This 1073 is really great to use on vocals. From any mic a full-bodied and amplified sound. ExceptionalWeiter
14. Mai 2023
J’adore le son de ce neeve je l’utilise vraiment beaucoup pour obtenir le son chaud et aeréWeiter
13. Mai 2023
Definitely worth it
One of the best in the game!Weiter
30. April 2023
Einer der besten Vorverstärker
Dieser Vorverstärker macht einfach Freude. Klingt super und ist von der Bedingung super. Schön warmWeiter
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
Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection
I do not see the relationship with a NEVE 1073 hardware apart from the visual!
Have you compared mixing a song with 24 NEVE 1073 UAD and 24 NEVE 1073 hardware? there is really no relation... and anyone blind test will choose the hardware version...
I'm not saying that your emulation is not usable, but looks nothing like what the original can do...
Lo mejor para las. Voces
I own a Neve 1073lb 500 series unit, and I can’t tell the difference between this and the real thing. It’s superb . Nice work, UA
This 1073 is really great to use on vocals. From any mic a full-bodied and amplified sound. Exceptional
J’adore le son de ce neeve je l’utilise vraiment beaucoup pour obtenir le son chaud et aeré
Definitely worth it
One of the best in the game!
Einer der besten Vorverstärker
Dieser Vorverstärker macht einfach Freude. Klingt super und ist von der Bedingung super. Schön warm
Small Home Studio in Tokyo
This thing on my input/unison for my Apollo Twin really helps with everything. Puts hair on everything. Including my chest.
Best pre amp !
I definitely recommend this pre amp plugin ,it regulates your sound immensely , you go from a normal tone of whatever you are sending in, to a more controlled and fuller sound ,once you start mixing the instrument you processed with it will sound more energetic!
Best Neve pre amp plugin I’ve ever use.
The Sphere LX that I recently bought with the Neve 1073 is a game changer, a deadly combination for vocals and acoustic guitar.
of all channel strips I own, this is one of my top 3
Neve seems to be an incredible console. Of course, if one has good taste, this is definitely a necessity for audio-obsessed people. This preamp is lovely with beautiful sonic coloring power and high-quality EQ. I am happy with my purchase. As per usual, UAD surpasses expectations. Enjoy!!
super préamp et EQ
pleins de couleurs différentes, l'EQ toujours très efficace, est ce que ça sonne Neve? sûrement, je ne sais pas... mais surtout, disponnible avec UA Connect !
On vocal, bass, drums , Magic!!
A real analog feel
This plugin simply works wonders everywhere, from the kick & snare up to the mixbus! It utterly makes everything sound more rounded and analog without any harshness or hi-fi attitude. Thumbs up Universal Audio
Awesome on vocals and acoustic guitar in Unison and for mixing its magic too..
R. Cantí Batalla
Nice and easy
Everything that I tracked through it, it sounds great. It thickens the sound quite notably, adding harmonics, and taming the transients a little bit. As a guitar player, I usually struggle to get great results recording acoustic guitar, I have a clear vision of how should sound, and this plugin, it helps me a lot to achieve it.
Best Vocal Peamp
Best/Favorite Vocal Preamp
A colleague recommended me trying this plug in out and 2 hours into my trial I made the purchase. This pre amp along with the Tube Tech compressor is…..Pure Magic!!