Overview

This plugin is included in our MIXED & MASTER and MEGA Bundle Subscription at no extra cost!

Have you ever dreamt about owning your very own sixties tube mixing console? Just try multiple instances of the V76U73 on your instruments and busses to feel that instantly compelling old school vibe building up track by track.

Capture the old school vibe of one of the richest sounding tube preamps and compressors in audio history.

The Telefunken V76 is a legendary piece of audio history. These iconic tube preamps were designed with nearly unlimited funding from the German government, and have enhanced countless music productions from the 1950s till today.

With a rich, enchanting low end, and some of the smoothest highs you’ll ever hear, it’s no wonder that the original V76 preamps have all been snatched up for top dollar by high-end studios and collectors the world over. 

Simply running signal through these devices without moving a single knob can bring new life and dimension to just about any signal. But the V76 isn’t the only powerhouse of a tonal shaper from this family of modules. The U73 compressor/limiter builds on this tone, adding exceptionally smooth-sounding “variable mu” dynamic control that earned this tool the nickname of the “The German Fairchild.”

The V76U73 is a painstakingly accurate emulation of the real analog circuits of both of these devices, with all their gorgeous components, bringing the wonderful tube sound of this classic vintage preamp and compressor to a single easy-to-use plugin.

While the plugin honors the straightforward simplicity of the original modules, it also provides some features and optimizations that are only possible in plugin form.

With the V76U73, you will be able to enchant your vocals, guitars, bass, drums, and synths with the unique tone and dynamic control of these rare and highly sought-after studio icons.

Designed by Dominik Klaßen, Roger Schult and Reimund Dratwa — the masterminds behind the groundbreaking Phil’s Cascade plugin from elysia — this is the first entry in the new pro audio plugin brand NEOLD, a line devoted to seamlessly bringing the best untapped resources of the analog world into the digital domain.

Features

  • A faithful model of the V76 preamp and U73 compressor/limiter
  • Powerful high and low pass filters for broad, musical-sounding shaping
  • A unique “linear function” to capture the textures of the V76 without its traditional band-limited frequency response
  • The addition of a side chain filter, mix knob, and stereo mode selector to make the U73 compressor even more flexible
  • Automatic gain compensation for adding saturation and pleasing harmonics without jumps in level
  • Incredibly simple operation for immediate results

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Greg Wells

    Greg Wells

    Grammy-winning producer, mixer, songwriter (Taylor Swift, Adele, Pharrell Williams, Kid Cudi)

    It’s so f*$!ing cool! This plugin has a major vibe… excellent work, folks!

  • Mosty

    Mosty

    Latin Grammy Winning Producer, Engineer, Mixer

    The NEOLD V76U73 is a beast of a compressor capable of making everything sound huge with a musical taste. The compression this unit brings is addictive.

  • Jason LaRocca

    Jason LaRocca

    Producer, Engineer, Scoring Mixer

    The NEOLD V76U73 is a serious beast. I am using it now on my mixes for Assassin's Creed Valhalla and it is just making everything sound big and open.

  • Brian Vibberts

    Brian Vibberts

    Grammy Winning Mixing Engineer (Chick Corea, Sting, Metallica, Disney, Michael Jackson)

    I love using the V76U73 to give my drums more punch and to get rock guitars to pop out of the speakers and be strong in the mix!

  • Dave Pensado

    Dave Pensado

    Grammy Winning Mix Engineer/Host of Pensado’s Place (Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce)

    The V76U73 is a combination of two rare and highly coveted pieces of audio gear as the name implies. It is essentially a tube channel strip that faithfully emulates the finest of German… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • one year later

    ★★★★★
    by Doctor Too Much
    great sounding. one year of plugin alliance bundle subscription, finding myself celebrating it with stuff like this! can´t go better tbh.
  • So warm!

    ★★★★★
    by mparker
    I have many great channel strips, but this just adds an instant glow to anything you put through it! The drums preset is my go to! As are the synth ones! It just seems to put things in the right… Read More
  • Golding holy grail

    ★★★★★
    by VIP sound technology institute of Dartmouth
    This thing cuts through the beef like it’s butter one of the sharpest knifes in the kitchen so be careful with it.
  • Daaaaaaamn.

    ★★★★★
    by The Pooh
    "What bit of sorcery is this?", he shouts as the track suddenly pops out of the mix like an exploding firecracker on an infinite loop... "This thing is crazy", he gasps. "How does one tame a beast of… Read More
  • NeOld

    ★★★★★
    by Phil 21
    Listen, I've got plugins, how many ???????
    This one , I tell you, don't know what to say...my best?? My second best?.. Certainly no productions without this anymore. And No tweaking for 25… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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ChangeLog

V76U73

NEOLD V76U73 - Changelog

Version 1.0.1 (Sep 7, 2020)
-Fixed audio drop outs after extended periods of time
-Added trim feature between V76 and U73b modules ("Send")
-Updated manual to v1.0.1

Version 1.0 (Aug 7, 2020)
- Release version