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Analog heaven in a plug-in.

Experience Universal Audio’s 70+ year analog heritage with a supercharged plug-in version of our flagship tube channel strip, the 6176. The LA‑6176 Signature Channel Strip plug-in gives you three iconic UA products in one: the 610 mic preamp, the 1176 Limiting Amplifier, and the LA‑2A Leveling Amplifier.

Released in 2004, the hand-built 6176 has been the channel strip to stars including Coldplay, Adele, and Pharrell. Now you can get an entirely new UAD channel strip that puts decades of classic and modern vocal, guitar, drum, and bass sounds at the flip of a switch.

Included Versions

UAD Native
Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.

Apollo Realtime & UAD‑2
Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 hardware.

UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.

  • Record and mix with three of the most historically-significant pieces of analog gear ever made, in one elegant channel strip
  • Get the smooth harmonics and rich overdrive of a vintage UA 610 tube preamp on vocals and instruments
  • Instantly get the famous punch of the 1176, or the smooth warmth of an LA-2A, at the flip of a switch
  • Record in realtime with Apollo interfaces, putting three legendary processors in a single Unison slot

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LA-6176: Watch & Learn
LA-6176: Watch & Learn

LA-6176: Watch & Learn

Bill Putnam Jr. discusses UA’s long legacy of innovating legendary hardware like the 1176, LA-2A, and 610 preamp — and what inspired him to combine them into modern tools that help musicians around the world make records.

Plug in to a World-Famous Tube Preamp

Plug in to a World-Famous Tube Preamp

Bill Putnam’s 610 Modular Amplifier preamp was a milestone in audio history, introduced in the 1960’s and used to record everyone from the Beach Boys, Ray Charles, and Johnny Cash to Coldplay and Adele. The LA-6176 plug-in features the modern 610-B circuit, giving you even deeper EQ controls for adding rich tube sound that works on everything.

Get Legendary 1176 Punch

Get Legendary 1176 Punch

The 6176 hardware is the first channel strip to pair our iconic 610 tube preamp with classic 1176 Limiting Amplifier. The 1176 is the compressor that defined decades of popular rock and pop music, from Led Zeppelin to Bob Marley to Beyonce. Its FET-based circuit delivers ultra fast response to guitar, bass, and drum transients making your tracks pop through the speakers.

Add Smooth LA-2A Tube Compression

Add Smooth LA-2A Tube Compression

Borrowing from our LA-610 MkII hardware channel strip, the LA-6176 plug-in packs iconic optical compression at the flip of a switch. In LA-2A mode, you’ll get the same silky compression heard on classic vocal and instrument recordings for over 60 years. Plus, you can easily toggle between the LA-2A and 1176 modes to find your perfect sound.

Unison-Enabled for Realtime Recording on Apollo Interfaces

Unison-Enabled for Realtime Recording on Apollo Interfaces

With an Apollo interface and Unison technology, the LA-6176 Signature Channel Strip makes you forget you’re recording through a plug-in. You'll get all the unique impedance, gain stage sweet spots, and circuit behaviors of an original 610 tube preamp. And when you add in two legendary compressors — it puts three of our most famous analog circuits on a single Unison channel.

Get Heavenly Analog Sound
Get Heavenly Analog Sound

Get Heavenly Analog Sound

Learn the settings on LA-6176 Signature Channel Strip that unlock dreamy analog sounds for vocals, drums, and bass.

Customer Reviews

LA-6176 Signature Channel Strip

Overall Rating


R. Johnson

June 14, 2024


One of the best input processing plug-ins for vocals

L. Roccatagliati

June 14, 2024

I’m open mouthed

I reckon this is the best plug in I bought in the last 5 years. It change the sound of everything in the best way you desire.

Š. Kominko

June 14, 2024


Good natural sound. A very good plugin.

A. Caro

June 13, 2024


muy bueno

D. Dake

June 13, 2024

Would love to rate it

Can’t try the program because of bugs in the new software update. I’ve been seeking help and assistance from Ua and have gotten little help

U. Friedrich

June 13, 2024

pure analog

the sound is fantastic, really nice

J. beijersbergen

June 13, 2024

Great sound

Like the originals I also own

B. Spence

June 13, 2024

Great combo for mic’ing guitars

Been wanting the hardware version for long time, never seems like I have extra $$$$. This combo sounds great with Royer Ribbons on guitars in both Pro tools and Logic. Haven’t had chance to try other sources yet, but for 99.00 great buy, for me.

F. N

June 13, 2024


very easy to use, I love this plugin

p. cejudo

June 13, 2024

Algun problema

The plugin is fine but whenever I enter my daw, it can't find the license even though it's connected to ua connect, so I have to get out of the daw and re-enter so that I can find it. This makes the plugin not usable for me because if I don't realize it I follow my mix without the active plugin

P. KIng

June 12, 2024

Best of all worlds.

Have a lot of excellent UAD compressors but this is the best of the bunch and brings its own unique voice. Also has a great range of presets.

B. Hastings

June 12, 2024

Super Sexy/Versatile

As someone who owns an OG Blackface LA610 this things sounds PERFECT! Creamy, crunchy and perfect for guitars. I love using it as a parallel on almost anything. it can squeeze or it can just smooth it out.

A. Thierry

June 12, 2024

New era

Absolutely fantastic plugin .. the sound is here a new must go

C. Raines

June 12, 2024

Review of LA-6176 Signature Channel Strip

My favourite channel strip. I use it on my projects more than Fran's Hot Sauce. I use a lot of Fran's Hot sauce.

F. d'Ersu

June 12, 2024


the drive and warmth of that thing are insanely good !

c. rosario

June 12, 2024

R&B silky yet Rock harsh

What an amazing plug-in
You Get the best of everything in one
Very intuitive and immediately you hear that 60s and 70s sound
Can’t wait for what’s next from UAD

K. Thura

June 12, 2024

Good Software Plugin

Good Quality Good Sound

U. Soto

June 11, 2024



W. Garder

June 7, 2024

Another brick in the wall...

Smoothness, quality and care when working with timbres... Another brick in the construction of your sound.


June 7, 2024

Surprisingly good.

The presets are useful and varied. Recommended for those who are not familiar with individual plug-ins.