Universal Audio Neve 33609
Universal Audio Neve 33609

Other software dynamics processor of the UAD Plug-In series

User Reviews: 4.73
loudfunk 02/28/2012

Universal Audio Neve 33609 : loudfunk's user review

"Super flexible compressor/limiter plug-in"

  • Like
  • Tweet
  • +1
  • Submit
Buy, download, go...


Rock solid under either OSX or Windows.


Derived from the original Neve 2254 compressor, circa 1969, the 33609 stereo bus compressor/limiter utilizes a bridged-diode gain reduction circuit and many custom transformers. The uniquely musical character of this circuit made the 33609 a studio standard since its release. The UAD Neve 33609 is the only Neve-sanctioned software recreation of the Neve 33609 (revision C). Every detail of the original unit is captured, and matches its hardware counterpart with absolute precision. The 33609 plug-in includes a DSP-opti- mized 33609SE which allows for higher instance counts.
The completely step-controlled 33609 is made up of separate compression and limiter sections, each with their own threshold, recovery and bypass con- trols. Two of the recovery selections for each section are dedicated to a pro- gram dependent auto release. The compressor section also offers five ratio se- lections and 20 dB make-up gain, while the limiter offers a fast or slow attack. The mono/stereo switch couples and decouples the left and right gain reduc- tion elements.
The UAD Powered Plug-In version of the Neve 33609 adds a few control en- hancements not found on the hardware: An additional stepped output control with 20 dB of gain, a link switch allowing ganged left/right control of all pa- rameters, and a headroom switch, which allows the DAW user to take advan- tage of the full range of 33609 gain coloration.
The UAD Neve 33609 is a two-channel device capable of running in stereo or dual-mono modes. The active mode is determined by the mono/stereo switch.
The UAD Neve 33609 models all aspects including the desirable harmonic distortion more prominent at higher input levels

BuzzTEST Interface AudioUniversal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Quad
Test de l'interface audio Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII QuadUn petit pas de plus ?Il y a trois ans, Universal Audio sortait l’Apollo Twin, version desktop et compacte mais aussi moins onéreuse de leur interface audio star Apollo. Lire la suite »