1176 Classic Limiter Collection

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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.

Customer Reviews

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

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.

G. Gaia

January 25, 2017

The Best software compressor

1176 is a real work horse of a compressor. It's great for all instruments and vocals

r. leblanc

January 25, 2017

This will transform your recordings

I upgraded from the Legacy versions included with my Twin USB and I have to say that these plugins will transform your experience in recording vocals, bass and even guitar - it just makes everything sound better immediately. On Vocals it is spectacular and I will never go back to tracking without it - these plugins alone justify getting into UAD - outstanding!

T. Gartmann

January 23, 2017

A must !!

I worked once in a studio where they owned the 1176 Hardware. Since that time, i never forgot the basic and easy way of working with such a great and amacing results during the record sessions. Now, as i own the 1176 limiter collection plugIns i'm backup there ...

M. Sylvin

January 22, 2017

Legacy is a different animal

Well I waited for a while, but eventually I tried (and bought) the "actual" 1176. Like many I had the Legacy and I have to say that you can not compare them in any way. The "new" 1176 is awesome. I use it with vocals to soften the peaks and that's basically it... but in doing that its just all I need. There is nothing I miss... so its perfect:-) what else does it need to be?

R. balentine

January 20, 2017

1176 Classic Limiter Collection YES!

If you are like me you got the 1176 Legacy Collection when you bought your UAD Hardware. So, why do I need the new (to me) 1176 Classic Limiter Collection? Because it is WAY better sounding. Ok, I got a little technical there but seriously these emulations are extremely great.
The detail and depth of the 1176 AE at 2:1 for vocals is incredible. I want to insert it on every vocal I have recorded for the past 10 years. It just makes vocals sound deep and smoothe.
The "Blue Stripe" and the Rev E are what I grew up on and they sound exactly right.
I have always loved the Legacy versions but the new collection is So much better. No kidding.

G. Hampton

January 19, 2017

A great go-to!

I love that it preserves all the hardware versions character even when I close my eyes!

m. meli

January 19, 2017

I wish I had bought it sooner

The blue stripe is killin' the AE has 2:1 ratio, great for bus compression. The rev E sounds and feels like the real deal. I track a lot with 1176's and sometimes after using one all day I want the one I put on in the box to not just sound the same, but feel the same, and these do both. I love em.

E. Haniyah

January 19, 2017

Magical

Magical compressor full of analoag coloration

C. Konrad

January 14, 2017

Two Thumbs Up!

This is a great and useful collection. The AE set to a 2:1 ratio on a drum bus is golden.

UAD User

January 13, 2017

As expected, great stuff

Nothing can be added that someone before me has already said. Great product and better than any of the other mainstay plug versions of these compressors. Worked for years with hardware versions of these and do these sound like those, you might ask. No, not exactly, but non of the hardwares sounded exactly the same either. I remember stacking 3 different 1176s for a/b in a studio and even though 2 where very close in serial number, they sounded different. I do think these may sounds quite similar to the hardware version UAD used for reference.

K. Young han

January 13, 2017

good

Plug-in that reprint masterpiece that ua made! A uad user is one of the required purchase items. It is the best sound ..

b. lugay

January 9, 2017

1176 when will I use it.

I have used the 1176 can't wait to use them all
Just move and getting the new room together.
Glad I bought this on sale.

b. lugay

January 9, 2017

1176 when will I use it.

I have used the 1176 can't wait to use them all
Just move and getting the new room together.
Glad I bought this on sale.

B. Lewinski

January 5, 2017

Almost like my Urei 1176

Think the best 1176 plugin on the market, use it for everything.

J. Rosales Rodriguez

January 3, 2017

If you try it, you buy it.

I try the demos and there are many diferences between the legacy versions.
The legacy emulations are very good from any emulation that you hear in plugins, but the colection emulations are superb, has another colour, another punch, another taste... I think this compressors bundle are essential for music production and mixing proccess.

J. North

January 2, 2017

Excellent Compressor

I own two hardware 1176s and barely use them anymore.

That is my review.

j. elliott

December 30, 2016

easily my favorite comp plug.

use this everywhere, especially the blue stripe. i've yet to meet a competitor that bests it. a truly great collection!

j. elliott

December 30, 2016

easily my favorite comp plug.

use this everywhere, especially the blue stripe. i've yet to meet a competitor that bests it. a truly great collection!

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