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Pre 1973 by Arturia is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Win 8.1+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
1GB free hard disk space
VST 2.4 (64-bit), VST 3 (64-bit), AAX (64-bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (64-bit), NKS* (64-bit DAWs only).
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For years, top producers have coveted the sound of the venerable 1073 preamp. Now - through the power of Arturia's advanced TAE modelling - you too can have a taste of that harmonically rich, classic tone in your DAW.

Devised by visionary electronics engineer and pro audio legend Rupert Neve, the preamp became a staple of the world's top studios, and added its unique tonal flavor to countless hits. It was a revolution in 1970, pioneering the use of reliable high-efficiency transistors to replace the temperamental vacuum tube technology of the time. The sound of the preamp became an instant hit with record producers, sound engineers, and artists the world over, cementing its place in music history.

Continuing that revolution, using their exclusive TAE technology, Arturia have recreated this phenomenal piece of music production history. Capturing and recreating its distinct musical color, its pleasing analog distortion, and its sweet-sounding tone controls, you'll be able to start your virtual signal chain with one of the best sounding pres ever created.

Now, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. You can use the preamps on your audio interface to get your signals to a usable level, and use Arturia's software preamps to impart that iconic tone to your tracks.

Main Features:

  • Virtual recreation of famed classic British preamp.
  • 60 dB virtual continuous input gain.
  • 2 type of output transformers.
  • +/- 24 dB Output trim level.
  • Complete switchable EQ section.
  • Include bypass & phase Inversion switch.
  • High Shelf Filter.
  • +/- 18dB gain.
  • Fixed frequency of 12kHz.
  • Midrange Bell Filter.
  • +/- 18 dB gain.
  • Continuous frequency range from 360Hz to 7.2kHz.
  • Low Shelf Filter.
  • +/- 18dB gain.
  • Continuous frequency range from 35Hz to 220Hz.
  • High Pass Filter.
  • -18dB/oct. Slope.
  • Continuous frequency range from 50Hz to 300Hz.
  • 1 & 2 channels plugin versions.
  • 3 stereo modes.
  • Stereo Link.
  • Dual Mono Channels.
  • Mid/side (M/S) encoding-decoding for advanced stereo processing.
  • Output Analog VU meter.
  • 3 calibrations mode (-18dBFs, -12dBS, -8 dBFs).
  • Analog clipping LED indicator.
  • Comprehensive set of presets.
  • State-of-the-art TAE analog modeling.

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