Universal Audio 1176LNItem ID: 1176LN
Limiting Class A Line Level Amplifier with All Transistor Circuitry
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Classic And Timeless Limiter!Universal Audio's 1176LN set the lead among limiters many years ago, and it still is one of the most widely used - and highly respected - limiters in pro audio! This is a revamped, updated version of the original 1176LN that retains all the unique qualities that made it a must have! Features include pushbutton selection of compression ratios, 4:1 8:1, 12:1, 20:1; ultra-fast attack time - 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds; adjustable release time - 50 milliseconds to 1.1 second; and a Class A line-level output amplifier.
The original Universal Audio 1176LN designed by Bill Putnam was a major breakthrough in limiter technology - the first true peak limiter with all-transistor circuitry offering superior performance and a signature sound. Evolved from the popular Universal Audio 175 and 176 vacuum tube limiters, the 1176LN retained the proven qualities of these industry leaders, and set the standard for all limiters to follow.
Today, the 1176LN is new again. While it certainly would have been possible - and much simpler - to modernize and "improve" the 1176LN, every effort was made to remain faithful to Putnam's design and intentions. Carefully trained staff hand-wire and test each unit until it meets uncompromising standards. This Universal Audio Classic version of the 1176LN captures all the nuance of the original through obsessive attention to detail and delivers that trademark sound.
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
by Rob Domos from Seattle, WAI've been trying for years to get my client's vocals to sound competitive with big budget studios. Well this compressor was definitely the tipping point. Now I run every single vocal I track through t... read more [+]he 1176 on the way in. It's not even worth working without it. close [-]
December 7, 2012
Music Background: Producer
great item, that is if you care about great audio.
by gregg buchwalter from van nuys, caexcellent
December 6, 2011
Music Background: producer-engineer-musician-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist
Excellent Reissue Piece
by JROD from St. Louis, MOAfter using 1176 in other studios over the years, I finally picked one up. This is a must-have for any true audio professional. If someone sees an 1176 in your rack, they will know their compression... read more [+] needs are covered. The 1176 can do whatever you need it to, squash, definitely. Smoother, of course. Make you breakfast, yup.
October 20, 2011
Music Background: Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist
You need this piece!!! close [-]
The best 2k I have ever spend!
by Werner Beukes from South AfricaIf you want the big bugged sound, buy this Comp! It's punchy, clean, true and in your face! This is my go limiter for bass and certain guitars. The "All Button Mode" is simply astonishing!
July 30, 2010
Music Background: Producer/Engineer, Pro musician
The Universal Audio 1176LN is a "must-have" piece of studio equipment for your rack.
Universal Audio 1176LN
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