Arturia Pre 1973 Effect Software

Using modern preamps? Add some vintage color to your tracks with Pre 1973, a plug-in that emulates the most highly regarded solid-state preamp in history.

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.

Analog Sound in the Digital World
"... but my audio interface already has preamps. Why do I need virtual preamps? What difference will it make? "
Great question!

As you'll know, preamps raise the gain of incoming signals - from microphones and musical instruments - to usable levels, which can then be mixed. Practically all modern audio interfaces include preamps, just as most analog mixing consoles integrated preamps in the read more pre-digital age.

Thanks to today's technology, preamps are very neutral and transparent in the way they amplify the audio signal. In the past, preamps tended to subtly distort the sound, imparting a tonal character to the audio they processed; a sort of "sonic fingerprint" that music producers would become familiar with, and start to use in creative ways.

This is what people usually refer to when they talk about 'the sound' of a mixing console. Running a session on a mixing console that used the 1073 preamps, for example, would give the whole track a harmonically exciting feel.

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.


- 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 and 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 and 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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Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1090-54

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