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Ultra-Fast Attack Time and Classic FET Style Compression of the Original, Now in a DSP-Optimized Plug-In

The 1176SE is derived from the 1176LN. Its algorithm has been revised in order to provide sonic characteristics similar to the 1176LN but with significantly less DSP usage. It is provided to allow "1176LN-like sound" when DSP resources are limited.

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1176SE Legacy Classic Limiting Amplifier


(72 reviews)
0.22569444444444 out of 5 stars

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W. Zweers  

May 28, 2013

Excellent limiter

Way more punch and smooth than Waves L1.
A class apart! Well done!


May 8, 2014


i cant have projject 1176 se ( file .jpg ) mix vocal ? please

P. Didier  

June 16, 2011

Possédant le LN, je n'utilise que très peu celui-ci.
Moins chaud et précis dans son travail que le grand frère !

P. Martinez 

December 9, 2015


Just watched the UA Artist Tips & Tricks - Dave Isaac and he used this. I was impressed with what he was able to the electric guitar track using this and a few other plugins!

R. Ivanov 

April 9, 2015

great plugin

I love 1176, and this version help me, then UAD is almost full

K. Pels 

March 31, 2015


When I put this compressor on a parallelbus i get that punchy sound at my drum that i would have.

R. Ivanov 

March 29, 2015

One of the best compressor

Using this compressor mostly almost for all - vocals, guitars, drums, bass!!! this is ma favourite!
In a comparing with other firms emulators - this is the one wich works closer to iron version! Thanks UAD - Great job!

M. Lewis 

March 21, 2015

1176 Love !

sound great!! My go 2 when in need to make something sound good.

P. Meeks  

January 29, 2015

This is a classic limiter for sure!

The SE Limiter, is very classic indeed. I have used the hardware analog version, many many times in studios. It's got such a rich, warm, smooth, operating sound. No matter what I put it on it was outstanding. I find after using this plug-in for quite a while now, it operates and sounds exactly the same as the hardware. You truly need to have this in your bag of tools.

J. H  

January 5, 2015

Sweet free plugin

Aside from the updated 1176 plugs, you wont find a better 1176 than this UA legacy plug. Very useable and versatile compressor. I gave it 4/5 because the newer versions are just too good.

Y. Elgohary  

December 22, 2014


This product is great for smoothing out transients and bringing out 3rd party harmonics when pushed I have also used the hardware of this plugin and can honestly say that there is not a lot of difference (if any) between the digital and analog versions. A brilliant all round plugin in my opinion.

R. Harris  

August 13, 2014

Initial SE release was noble, LN more desireable

The UA efforts paid off in the LN legacy for my needs (on vocals) but the SE suffices when I'm running short on DSP...always a hurdle.

M. Mahler  

July 17, 2014

Add a touch of attitude to your mix

It's good on everything. This is the best compressor ever. It makes things just sound better hence some using it with no compression just for the sound. Vocals, bass, guitar, drums can all be done with these. It keeps the highend intact and probably adds a touch of highend also which is super cool because most compressors rob the highend a little too much. The thing about the 1176 is it adds just a touch of attitude which is so cool almost always.

Y. Picard  

May 1, 2014


These emulations sound like real hardware compressors. Effortlessly gives power and character to vocals. I'm amazed at how far you can push these and still have them sound great.

C. Kohl  

April 14, 2014

Lighter But Just As Good

I have a hard time telling the difference between what this plug is doing differently compared to the LN version. However, as a rule of thumb I will only use it if I am running low on DSP power. In most cases you will not need to use this, but it is really great knowing there is a powerful tool on a diet to help you put the last touches on a mix. You will be thankful this is in your arsenal!

J. Zito  

April 3, 2014

Amazing Plugin!!!

UA never seizes to amaze me. The quality and sound of this plugin is like no other. Cannot begin to explain how great it sounds. A must for any serious studio!

I. Maystruk  

January 5, 2014


Big Thanks to Universal Audio for this amazing plugin!!!

D. Tartar  

January 3, 2014

Awesome in a box

I use the hell out of this thing on the drum bus. I choose it as a constant in the mix because the drums are more often than not a constant in my music and I really enjoy the lower load it puts on my mixes. It's just another way to get more power for less fuel which is what the UAD-2 is all about. I can always get way more compression out of the 1176SE and actually find myself dialing it back once I get everything balanced. Fast attack, fast release and it really makes your drums explosive. I will have to say though that during this holiday season I purchased an LA-3A and have yet to even run a signal through it. So will the 1176SE find another purpose? This is going to be a very tough one to beat. We shall soon see.

P. Studio  

December 2, 2013


Great Sound, but i prefer the 1176 plugin, the 1176SE is more light

K. Hopeton  

December 2, 2013


Loving the warm feel it gives, looks and sound amazing.

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