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Unison Enabled

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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 Collections.

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 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

The Only End-to-End Neve 1073 Circuit Emulation

Universal Audio’s Neve 1073 plug-in 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

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

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.

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      Key Features

      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

      Customer Reviews

      Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection

      Overall Rating


      T. Malanskey

      January 31, 2024

      Introduction To The World Of Analog Gear

      Haven't Got To Use It Yet, But I'm Sure It's Exactly What I Could Use

      樹. 寺尾

      January 30, 2024



      樹. 寺尾

      January 30, 2024



      樹. 寺尾

      January 30, 2024



      m. na

      January 29, 2024

      pretty close to hardware

      great in unison for vocals

      R. The New Age

      January 27, 2024

      Makes a difference

      This really adds weight to the vocals when used with the interface. I can already see a difference in Quality

      V. Ruzicic

      January 22, 2024


      Total sound of seventies…instant character

      D. Tainer

      January 18, 2024

      Absolutely Essential, Fantastic Plug-in!

      In the month that I've had my Apollo, this is my most used plug-in. I never thought that I would go back to the days where I printed what I heard, but what I'm hearing is so good, that I have no qualms about sticking with it.

      It's fantastic on my vocals with my Lewitt LCT440 Pure--just nice vibe and bonds well with the Unison preamp. Just a little bit of gain fattens up my vocals nicely. And it works fantastically with the Tweed and Marshall plug-ins in the chain--gives them both that extra oomph!

      M. Jarzebski

      January 15, 2024

      Just great

      I print almost everything I record live and it is great. Vox, bass, acoustic/electric guitar all is superb.

      M. Mårtensson

      January 13, 2024

      Just wow

      I print my sound with Neve 1073 eq in the console when I record. Now I get that sound I have been searching for on my vocals. Sounds good on everything.

      A. Tahriri

      January 12, 2024

      as a plugin is great

      W. Golebiowski

      January 12, 2024


      What more to say? Its perfect. Awesome job by UAD.

      D. Joyce

      January 12, 2024

      I love the EQ on this plugin

      Great preamp, and the Eq on it is so sweet. Using it on all my profects. Really sweeted my overheads nicely

      A. Viloria

      January 11, 2024

      Neve 1073. Amazing.

      Simplemente espectacular, mi favorito, para voces, guitarras acústica y más...

      E. Macedo

      January 10, 2024

      Neve 1073 é o melhor

      Som limpo e macio. simulação muito boa, sempre gravo já insertando esse pré e a sonoridade fica uma maravilha!!

      M. Gustavsson

      January 10, 2024

      Better than I expectez

      It took some time to decide if it was worth buying after reading a couple of reviews where it was compared to the hardware. But i tried it on a Female singer and the sound of her Vocal is super clean but warm at the same time after recorded with the 1073 in luna. It was so good and with compression and a reverb it was Done. No eq needed.


      January 10, 2024

      Los mejores

      Merecen la pena

      A. Thom

      January 6, 2024

      Love It

      Been holding out a while now. Happy I eventually gave in :D

      F. Pietramala

      December 31, 2023

      Neve 1073

      Why isn't it available as a single sale NATIVE version?

      t. sukkasem

      December 29, 2023

      Neve 1073 version native

      Why is the native version of Neve 1073 missing from the sale?