Universal Audio 6176Item ID: 6176
Analog Channel Strip with 610 Tube Microphone Preamp and 1176LN Compressor
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Two Studio Classics in One Affordable Box!The Universal Audio 6176 combines one channel of the legendary 610 amplifier with an updated 1176LN to create the ultimate single channel signal path. The 610 amplifier is packed with features, such as Mic, Line and hi-Z inputs, two bands of shelving EQ, and a 15dB pad. The 1176 side maintains all the same features found on the Classic 1176LN. Each unit has dedicated ins and outs and can be used independently in "Split" mode, or as a complete channel in "Join" mode.
Universal Audio 6176 at a Glance:
Vintage Sound in One Box
Advances in digital recording technology are providing users with tremendous power and flexibility for increasingly less money. All too often, however, the audio quality of these systems is limited by their input stages. Many users who demand the power and flexibility of today's recording technology find themselves yearning for the warmth and tone of yesteryear's hand-built analog circuitry. Now with the release of the Universal Audio 6176, Universal Audio, for the first time, combines their highly acclaimed 610 tube microphone preamp with their legendary 1176LN compressor to create the ultimate single channel signal path for everything from vocals to vibraphones.
610B Mic Pre:
The 2-610 microphone and instrument preamplifier has received praise from many corners. Michael Cooper, in his review for Mix Magazine, called it "hands-down, the most dimensional mic preamp I've ever heard..." Peter Wade, engineer/producer who has worked with acts ranging from Wyclef Jean to Jennifer Lopez, said simply, "This box rocks." The Universal Audio 6176 mic preamp sections maintains the quality and character of the 2-610 while adding high-tension power regulation for improved bass response and a front-panel 15db pad switch.
1176LN Limiting Amplifier:
The 1176LN may well be the most loved compressor in history. Its trademark lightning-quick attack and release times and the tone of it's Class A output amplifier have enhanced countless recordings over the last thirty-five years. We've recreated the 1176LN for the compressor section of the Universal Audio 6176 with the same exacting, attention to detail and tradition we use on our 1176LN. The resulting character, heritage and tone simply cannot be found on other channel strip units. What's All-Button Mode? Find out at inSync, our weekly newsletter!
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Jason, San Diego, CA
Reviewsbased on 9 reviews
THE channel strip for vocals!
by Michael Kauzlarich from Johnson City, TN USAI'm using this primarly for vocals and after one day worth of tracking I am completely bowled over by how much better everything sounds. Things sit perfectly in the mix with little in the way of afte... read more [+]r-the-fact tweaking. I've previously used both digital and tube preamps and compressors, including the 6176's "little brother," the LA-610. I can't believe I waited this long...should've sprung for this years ago! GREAT piece of gear and worth every penny, even if it is pricey. Thanks for the 12 months financing, Sweetwater! If you're tracking vocals in your home/project studio, you will not find a better mic preamp/compressor in this price range. close [-]
February 11, 2012
Music Background: Project studio owner, singer-songwriter
Necessary thing in the studio.
by Rom from UkraineNecessary thing in the studio.
January 17, 2012
Music Background: singer/songwriter
Awesome Channel Strip
by Ted from Kalamazoo, MII've only had this unit about 2 weeks now, but I LOVE it. I considered many other strips, but went for this based on legacy reputation and experience in pro studios in the past with UA gear. I am us... read more [+]ing this in my project studio, and planned to use primarily for voice. I have a BLUE baby bottle and immediately this strip made the mic come to life. The controls are very basic, but very useful and effective. For a clean tone I found their set-up instructions to be very useful. The pre just sounds amazing, open, warm and detailed, and it seriously made my mic sound amazing.... The compressor setting was very intuitive and I found watching the amount of compression was helpful to achieving settings from tone only (minimal) to slamming (I will certainly be using this for a room drum feed). I also have now used it as a direct/DI for my bass, and it equally shines there. My only complaint is how you can't leave multiple lines connected, but it's worth the tone this thing is giving. Pertaining to my recording and writing process...........one word: Inspirational close [-]
October 17, 2011
Music Background: Live Sound Engineer, Project Studio Musician and songwriter.
This is the best period...
by Tim Cannon from Boston,MAThis unit is the best sounding for vocals,acoustic guitars and drums...However when it comes to bass I would prefer a less gooey sound-But in terms of an all around warm sounding all in one unit this ... read more [+]it...Period. close [-]
August 14, 2009
Music Background: Pro Musician
by: Alan Moon
“The Bigger the Knob, the Bigger the Sound!” The Universal Audio 6176 is a beast. Period.... read more »
Universal Audio 6176
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