Universal Audio 1176LN Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
The 1176LN is one of the most recognized pieces of rack equipment in the world. You'll find one or more of these in just about every pro-studio because of the sonic hug that it puts around your audio, in any application!
The 1176LN inspired the phrase "pump-and-breathe" in terms of compression. It is an indispensable studio tool and sounds like you've put a big, expensive fur coat on that particular instrument. Amazing on everything!
The Universal Audio 1176LN is a "must-have" piece of studio equipment for your rack.
from Seattle, WA
December 7, 2012Music Background:
Pro statusI'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 the 1176 on the way in. It's not even worth working without it.
from van nuys, ca
December 6, 2011Music Background:
great item, that is if you care about great audio.excellent
from St. Louis, MO
October 20, 2011Music Background:
Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Excellent Reissue PieceAfter 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 needs are covered. The 1176 can do whatever you need it to, squash, definitely. Smoother, of course. Make you breakfast, yup.
You need this piece!!!
from South Africa
July 30, 2010Music Background:
Producer/Engineer, Pro musician
The best 2k I have ever spend!If 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!
from boston, ma
July 1, 2008Music Background:
recording engineer, live sound, muscian, student
Best Compressor/Limiter I have ever usedThere is absolutely nothing that this thing cannot handle. this thing and the dbx 160a are my all-time favorite compressors. the knobs are big and i like buttons for the ratio. and the famous all-buttons-in mode sounds great. DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON BASS, its sounds so amazing. I don't have one personally but i use it at a studio i go to and whenever i have a bass track i always try to get it on this thing because it always sounds great. the only downer is the price but hell, its PRO gear. GET IT NOW