Universal Audio 1176LN Compressor/Limiter - B-Stock
£1,850.00 ex. vat
Universal Audio 1176LN
The Universal Audio 1176LN is a Limiting Amplifier with lightning-fast attack and release times. This unit also add a unique character to your audio allowing you to void the compression altogether and just use its circuitry to add the distinctive tone it imparts. In 1999, when Bill Putnam, Jr. relaunched Universal Audio, a reproduction of the Blackface 1176LN was the company’s first product. Reissued in 2000, it was based on the circuit designs of the C, D, and E revs of the classic 1176.
One of the 1176’s famous features are its push-button selectable ratios of 4:1 and 8:1 for compression, and 12:1 and 20:1 for limiting. 1176 at 4:1, to its most notable setting, the “All Buttons In” mode, where all the ratio buttons are depressed simultaneously. This allows the 1176 to make a sound unlike any other processor ever heard before. Distortion increases, along with a plateaued slope and a lag time in response to initial transients, creating an explosive sound on drum room mics, fuzzing-out bass or electric guitar sound, or squeezing a vocal to bring it front and center of your mix.
Universal Audio 1176LN Features
- Track and mix with the legendary FET-Style Compressor with custom-made class A output transformers
- Record your tracks through vintage UA, "handmade in the USA," circuits
- Harness ultra-fast attack time on bass, guitars, vocals and more
- Add color, character, and and vibe to signals without using compression