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Designed in 1972, the 1081 was originally conceived as a combined mic/line preamp and equalizer section for the Neve modular consoles. A glance through the credits on today’s platinum-selling albums reveals that these vintage consoles are still widely used to great effect, confirming the 1081’s status as a truly classic component in a recording front-end or mixing environment. We are still hand-building 1081 modules in Burnley, UK much the same way as the original modules, using the original components, hand-wound transformers, and time-honed construction methods. The 1081 provides remarkable sensitivity, fast and musical response to transients, plus inimitable Neve equalization featuring effective high- and low-pass filters designed to separate unwanted signal outside the passband. This gives users a flexible tool with which to shape new sounds and control any part of the audio spectrum. The curves and slopes have been carefully tailored to enable users to exercise maximum technical and artistic skill. Over three decades of engineers have found the 1081 an indispensable tool for recording and mixing drums, bass and percussion. As with all Neve outboard gear, users are assured the highest quality signal acquisition, thanks to uncompromising Class AB circuitry, hand-wound Neve-designed transformers, and unrivalled attention to every last component and construction detail.

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Acustica audio acqua plugins general discussion

well let us talk about butter again... as i found out: - Neve 1081 is super for drums - it is more flexibel than 1073 - it is grainy and "direct" yes, but what is super now: If it is to much in your face - now you can just remove the volume of this track and...

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Acustica audio acqua plugins general discussion

...Neve equalizers (1066, 33122, a homebrew DIY 1073 clone and an EMI-Neve 1093 which is a 1081 with Marinair transformers) and 2 Neve compressors (2252 and 2254). Neve console inputs/outputs. Plus a variety of tube preamps. The 8254 pre emulation includes a Neve 1272 line amp. 1960s/early 70s era hardware. Green (7)- George Massenburg...

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Universal Audio Releases UAD Software v9.12 featuring Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ Plug-In

...gone through all the plugins to see which GUIs have been updated? I went through a few that I own... Neve 1081, EMT 140, dbx 160 and Fatso Jr/Sr are still tiny as hell and a bit blurry on my monitors. Haven't gone through all of them yet. The newer stuff looks great, like the Ampeg...

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