Neve 1057 (#1)

Stream Real-Time Audio to a Robotically Controlled Neve 1057 (#1) Using the Analog Matrix Plugin

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Neve 1057 Overview

The Neve 1057 is renowned for its distinctive, unique sound, particularly when used for recording drums.  It also excels on guitar and vocals. The Neve 1057 is rare and quite difficult to find for sale.

Select Features of the Neve 1057

  • Class-A design.
  • Germanium transistors.
  • St. Ives input/output transformers.
  • Three-band equalizer with high frequency, mid, and low bands.
  • High pass filter.


F. Reid Shippen:The 1057 was one of Rupert Neve’s first generation of combination mic pre/eq designs.  These modules incorporated germanium transistors and the legendary St. Ives input/output transformers.  Michael Beinhorn was a massive fan of these, and you’ve heard them, famously, on his seminal records including “Superunknown”, “Celebrity Skin”, and “Mechanical Animals”.  These are, in his opinion, the best drum EQ’s on the planet.
HPF filter:  20/45/70/160/360
Low EQ:  35/60/100/220
Mid EQ:  0.7/1.2/2.4/3.8/7k
Hi EQ:  10k shelf
SECRET SAUCEDRUMS:  Did you not read the above?  Unbelievable.  For drums.  Also, read the above.
VOCAL:  Use these to put some attitude into a flat vocal. The transformers are magic.
GUITARS:  Germainum transistors make guitars sound rad.
EVERYTHING ELSE:  This is Neve Class-A with a little more FU.
Vintage Neve Modules
Tubes: No
Transformers:  Hell yes!
Character:  Grain, Thickness, Mojo