Officially sanctioned EQ first, more to come 08/06/06
The 1073 (top) and 1073se (bottom)
In the world of pro audio Neve is a name that is synonimous with vintage and quality. Rupert Neve designed some of the most desirable classic recording consoles and mic amps money can buy. Talking of which, Neve stuff is mighty expensive these days, with many consoles having being dismantled to have their modules racked up and sold individually.
Universal Audio, themselves no strangers to esoteric audio hardware, are the first to be able to officiall emulate some of the classic Neve modules. Under a special trademark licensing agreement with AMS Neve Limited, UA will co-develop a series of classic console plug-ins for the UAD DSP Card & Powered Plug-Ins system. First to come is the Neve 1073 channel EQ, originally designed by Neve in 1970, the Neve 1073 channel module is derived from revered Neve consoles such as the 8014. The 1073 is famous for adding otherwise unattainable sheen and clarity to music tracks. Modeling the 3-band EQ and high-pass filter with painstaking detail and thoroughness, Universal Audioâ€™s Neve 1073 EQ delivers the same sonic experience of its analog cousin with exacting detail. At no extra charge, the 1073 EQ includes a DSP optimized 1073SE EQ for high instance counts.
The Neve 1073/SE EQ is a fixed 12kHz high shelving EQ, a six frequency (7.2k, 4.8k, 3.2k, 1.6k, .7k, .36k) parametric EQ, a four frequency (220, 110, 60 and 35 Hz) low shelving EQ, and a four frequency high pass filter. Other features include a 30 dB range of gain control, plus phase reverse and EQ bypass.