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Universal Audio 2-1176 Reviews

5.0 stars based on 4 customer reviews
  • from November 1, 2012Music Background:
    Music Producer

    Awesome box for vocals and percussion

    Great sounding compressor. You just don't hear the compression. I usually track with a ratio of 4 - the result is not the same as tracking and then applying a software plugin.
    You must use this box to hear the all button mode for percussion.. STUNNING.
    I also run my mix through this box for amazing results. Thank you UA and Sweetwater.

  • from Colorado May 24, 2009Music Background:
    Musician / Engineer

    Much More Than A Compressor

    Arguably, this box sees more use in my studio than anything else I own. I use it as a channel strip for tracking in addition to regular compression / limiting duties. There's more than enough gain to use it as a mic pre. Then, when I'm done wiht mixdown, I'll run the final out of Logic thru this box and in to a couple of Tube-Tech pultec type EQ's and, voila - instant master - more than good enough for final production.

  • from New Joisey February 6, 2013Music Background:
    Professional musician. Tech.

    UA 2-1176

    I love this thing.
    There were many reviews of this product on gear sites.
    Some positive some negative .
    I decided to go for this unit in part because I knew that I could send it back if I wasn't pleased.
    After doing some tracking which consisted of acoustic guitar and vocals I decided to keep the unit and have enjoyed the results.
    This thing sounds real good. Sorta old school good but good. It won't be my last limiter but I'm not crying. Not even a little bit.
    I admit to being a UA fetishist , I like the product design from UA. There it is I said it. It has the cool factor going for it. That being said the combination of a 2-610 and a 2-1176 is real easy on the ears.
    Bass DI sounds huge. Slammin' acoustic guitar , voice over that is so textured you could dunk your self in it.
    Its lush. I like lush.
    The only thing you have to fear is the price point !

  • from March 27, 2006

    Quality Compressor

    You can get some tone out of this gear. With digital recording, sometimes a completely transparent compressor is not the answer. However it can do both, be transparent or pump the sound. A tube pre plus this unit can get rid of that digital edginess. An inexpensive compressor can pump the sound too, but your never 100% satisfied. You always get that squashed processed sound. The 1176 does it more naturally, giving drums/bass that punch and keeping guitars/vocals under control yet defined. You'll use this on every track.

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