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Neve 1081 / 1081SE EQ

Neve 1081 / 1081SE EQ
Neve 1081 / 1081SE EQ
Neve 1081 / 1081SE EQ by Universal Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin. UAD Hardware is required.
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The Neve 1081 channel module was first produced in 1972 by Neve, and was used to provide the mic/line amp and EQ sections in consoles such as the Neve 8048. The Neve 1081 has been used by artists ranging from The Rolling Stones to The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The Neve 1081 channel module is a four-band EQ with high and low cut filters that feature two parametric midrange bands, with "Hi-Q" selections for tighter boosts or cuts. Both the high and low shelf filters have selectable frequencies and may be switched to bell filters. The Neve 1081 EQ is a five frequency (3.3, 4.7, 6.8, 10, 15kHz) high shelf/bell EQ, a ten frequency (1.5, 1.8, 2.2, 2.7, 3.3, 3.9, 4.7, 5.6, 6.8 , 8.2kHz) hi-mid parametric EQ with two Q types, a ten frequency (220, 270, 330, 390, 470, 560, 680, 820, 1000,1200Hz) low-mid parametric EQ with two Q types, a five frequency (33, 56, 100, 180, 330Hz) low shelf/bell EQ plus a five frequency (27, 47, 82, 150, 270Hz) high pass filter and five frequency (18, 12, 8.2, 5.6, 3.9kHz) low pass filter. Other features include a –20 to +10 db input gain control, phase reverse, and EQ bypass.


  • Exclusively Neve licensed/UA modeled.
  • Revered 4-band 8048 console EQ.
  • High shelf, parametric high and low mid, low shelf & HP/LP.
  • Original RAF cosmetics & concentric controls.
  • Adjustable frequency high/low shelf, switchable to bell curve.
  • Each Neve 1081 includes the Neve 1081SE for higher instance counts.

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