SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • May 8, 2014 — Universal Audio is pleased to announce the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo audio interfaces.
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.
In 2006, Universal Audio released the legacy Neve 1073 and 1073SE plug-ins, which quickly became a staple for in-the-box mixing and mastering engineers worldwide. Today, UA’s team of 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 award-winning 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, the all-new Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ plug-in features 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.
Neve Preamp & EQ Collection Key Features:
- The world’s only authentic and licensed plug-in emulation of the classic Neve 1073 channel amplifier
- Mix and EQ your tracks with Neve tone, including all 10 distinct clipping points from the vintage 1970’s era hardware
- Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the 1073 plug-in with Unison™ technology
- Package includes legacy Neve 1073 and 1073 SE “DSP Light” EQ plug-ins
- Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
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