Universal Audio Neve 1073 EQ
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Universal Audio Neve 1073 EQ

Neve 1073 EQ, Software parametric EQ from Universal Audio in the UAD Plug-In series.

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loudfunk 03/02/2012

Universal Audio Neve 1073 EQ : Recensione di loudfunk (content in English)

"Great, great EQ plug-in"
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Designed by the Rupert Neve company in 1970, perhaps no other studio tool is as ubiquitous or desirable as the Neve 1073 channel module. Without exaggeration, Neve consoles have been used on a majority of popular recordings of the late 20th century, and the 1073 easily tops the short-list of audio design masterpieces.
The 1073 is famous for adding an unmistakable sheen and clarity of pres- ence to elements in the mix that is deemed unattainable with any other unit. Modeling the 3-band EQ and high-pass filter in painstaking detail and thor- oughness, Universal Audio's Neve 1073 EQ will deliver the same sonic ex- perience expected from its analog cousin with exacting detail. Bundled to- gether come two versions: The 1073 EQ with absolute sonic accuracy, and the 1073SE EQ for high instance counts.
The install was the usual download, install, authorize, get to work procedure. No hitch as expected.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Runs amazing on my PC desk top on 2 UAD-1 and a UAD2 duo card, and on my Mac Book Pro with a UAD 2 solo PCMCIA card.

OVERALL OPINION

This is one of my favorite, if not my favorite EQ plug-in. Especially on guitars. Now the only difference between this and the hardware is that the software version of course doesn't emulate what happens when you crank a real 1073 and you get all the sonic gooeyness on your signal. But, with a little warming up of the signal before it will have you believe that you're listening to your guitar through an old Neve board. Beautiful!

The only downside to it is that the controls are laid out as on the hardware version it models...obviously. And that is kinda reverse from where we all expect the bass and treble controls to be situated.

If you need more instances of it there is a less processor hungry version included the Neve1073 SE. But I rather use the full version and freeze tracks if I need to.