1176 Classic Limiter Collection

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Regular Price: $299.00

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The definitive collection of the world’s most famous compressors.

The original Universal Audio 1176 was designed by UA founder M.T. “Bill” Putnam, and represented a major breakthrough in limiter technology. The first true peak limiter to feature all-transistor circuitry and ultra-fast FET gain reduction, the 1176 has lent its character and punch to some of the greatest recordings in history.

Universal Audio released its first 1176 plug-in emulation in 2001. This plug-in single-handedly launched the UAD platform, and inspired a decade of analog emulation software. Today, we’ve circled back to the 1176, and modeled its entire electronic path from stem to stern — including its transformers and FET and transistor amplifiers, resulting in unrivaled emulations of three distinct 1176 units.

Now You Can:

Track and mix with painstaking emulations of the legendary 1176, the most popular compressor ever made

Choose from three famous versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE — each with their own sonic attributes

Harness the 1176’s entire electronic path including transformers and FET and transistor amplifiers for colorful distortion

Add color to signals with “No Ratio” or Attack “Off” yielding 1176 distortion without compression

Use the infamous “All-Button” mode for colorful overdriven textures

Mix with presets from legendary 1176 users such as Andy Johns, Andrew Scheps, Ed Cherney, and Joe Chiccarelli

5-Minute UAD Tips

5-Minute UAD Tips

Featuring the 1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In Collection.

A Triple Threat

A Triple Threat

The 1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In Collection provides three distinct 1176 revisions, representing over 40 years of design iterations to the original 1176. The Rev A “Bluestripe” represents the original Putnam FET limiter design, complete with its higher distortion and unique FET gain amplifier characteristics. The Rev E “Blackface” covers the early '70s Brad Plunkett “LN” (Low Noise) era, with variations including a more linear compression response, transistor gain amplification, and a change to the program dependence. The 1176AE provides UA’s rare 1176 40th Anniversary Edition, complete with exclusive mods — including its lower 2:1 compression ratio.

Classic Compression, Quickly

Classic Compression, Quickly

Using an 1176 is a study in simplicity. Input simultaneously sets compression threshold and the level of the signal entering the 1176; Output sets the final signal level. Attack sets the time it takes the 1176 to respond to incoming signal, while Release sets the time it takes the 1176 to return to its initial level. The VU meter displays the amount of gain reduction (GR) or output level (+4/+8).

Ratio Buttons for Iconic Color

Ratio Buttons for Iconic Color

The four Ratio buttons determine the degree of compression — lower ratios for compression, higher ratios for limiting. Disengaging all Ratio buttons disables compression, while continuing to pass signal through the 1176 circuitry, adding unmistakable color. At the request of users, “Multi-Button” combinations possible with the hardware are now attainable in the plug-in — including the famous “All Button” sound.

Key Features

Painstaking new emulations of legendary M.T. “Bill” Putnam-designed 1176, the most popular compressor ever made
Includes three famous versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE — each with their own sonic attributes
Models entire electronic path, including transformers, FET and bipolar transistor amplifiers, for colorful input / output distortion
Accurately models ultra-fast hardware attack time: 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
New “No Ratio” or Attack “Off” provides popular amplifier-only mode, adding 1176 distortion without compression
All multi-button ratio combinations now available — including “All-Buttons”
Includes Artist Presets from Andy Johns, Andrew Scheps, Carl Glanville, David Isaac, Ed Cherney, Hugo Nicolson, Jacquire King, Joe Chiccarelli, and Vance Powell
Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

1176 Classic Limiter Collection

OVERALL RATING

J. Haas

February 11, 2017

SO GREAT FOR SO LONG!

After more than 40 years as a session singer, UAD is still the go to gear. I love and appreciate the expanse covered even more, now that I'm producing everything from drums to strings and vox!

S. Murphy

February 11, 2017

Fantastic!

This is an awesome collection. Instant great sounds at my fingertips. Works on EVERYTHING! LOVE the 1176 collection. Great job guys.

J. Burman

February 11, 2017

Perfect!

1176 Classic Limiters collection is simply the best on the market,
when we are talking about limiters!!!

a. possis

February 10, 2017

great plug in

must have them. great sound

R. Pressman

February 9, 2017

Great plug-in

As close to the real thing as you can get inside the box.

UAD User

February 9, 2017

Great add on

1176 collection is just what I needed as an add on on my UA Apollo set. Great software, stable and awesome results.

S. Weaver

February 8, 2017

Great Stuff

Loving these plugins!!

M. Johnson

February 8, 2017

More than just a Blackface 1176

Legacy holds it own.shift-click all buttons in.New version adds 3 more incarnation of the 1176 the Rev A (silver and blue) the Rev E (2nd 1176)the only limited edition AE (only 500 hardware comp ever made). More colors for your Dynamic and tone Palette.

M. Routledge

February 4, 2017

Squishy goodness

This is a must have for all studios. Tremendous job replicating the original vintage compressors and limiters. These show up on most of my tracks on every mix and I use them to track on the front end as well. If you do not have these you should save to make this your next purchase.

M. Routledge

February 4, 2017

Squishy goodness

This is a must have for all studios. Tremendous job replicating the original vintage compressors and limiters. These show up on most of my tracks on every mix and I use them to track on the front end as well. If you do not have these you should save to make this your next purchase.

G. Samraj

February 4, 2017

UA's Finest

I guess Universal Audio did stay true to what they make and you can see it well in the 1176. I personally haven't seen any other plug in company come close to the unit as UA did. Pretty awesome

A. Avelin

February 4, 2017

The best.

These are the best 1176 emulations I've come across. Good bye waves!

J. AHN

February 4, 2017

1176 Classic Limiter

A very useful plug-in for bass and drums. I love it.

N. Antonio

February 2, 2017

BEST1176

It is fun to insert the AE version in the vocals. But the A version of harmonics is what I wanted.

V. Pirov

February 1, 2017

Wery cool stuf!!!

Wery cool stuf!!!

J. Cafarella

January 30, 2017

1176 upgrades

I don't know why I didn't do this upgrade earlier... Bigger sound, and having the different models is awesome. Still on a learning curve...

A. Avelin

January 30, 2017

The AE is just simply wonderful

No.More.Waves. :D

G. Samraj

January 27, 2017

Compression for color

Works best for adding that grit and color for tracks. Once through the 1073 best if run through the 1176 .. Closest plug in emulation to the hardware..

N. Mjigal

January 27, 2017

Powerfull

Impressed par the quality of these. AE is my personal favorite

C. Stylianides

January 26, 2017

1176 Best Emulation

Great Compressor, A MUST have! Strongly recommended.

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