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NAMM: UA to Develop Software Emulations of Neve Processors

Universal Audio announced a trademark licensing agreement with AMS Neve Limited. Under the terms of this agreement, Universal Audio will develop plug-in software emulations of Neve signal processors for their UAD-1 DSP Card and Powered Plug-Ins™ system. The first product to be launched under the new agreement will be the Neve 1073 Equalizer.

“Neve is a brand synonymous with landmark recording equipment innovations and some of the best-sounding consoles and audio hardware designs of the past 40 years,” says Matt Ward, president of Universal Audio. “To say we are excited about having the opportunity to bring these time-honored classics and the Neve brand to the DAW world and our UAD-1 user base would be an understatement. It is truly an honor to have a company as esteemed as Neve entrust us to create software emulations of their classic products.”

“The Neve sound is the most sought after in the world,” comments Neve president Tom Misner. “Its availability as plug-ins will complement the range of Classic and New Classic Neve outboard units.”

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