UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection

UA 1176 Classic Limiter Collection

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$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 compressor featuring solid‑state circuitry and ultra-fast 20 microsecond FET gain reduction, the 1176 is an easy‑to‑use “desert island” compressor that has lent its character and punch to some of the greatest recordings in history.

Upon its release in 2001, UA’s first 1176 plug‑in single‑handedly launched our UAD platform. Extensive end‑to‑end circuit modeling in 2013 captured even more sonic nuance. Now with updated graphics and additional controls, the 1176 Classic Limiter Collection continues its legacy of analog modeling excellence.

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

Access “All-Button” or “No Ratio” modes for colorful overdriven textures

Expanded controls for Headroom, Mix, and custom Sidechain Filter for reduced LF pumping

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

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 gain reduction — 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.

Added Features for Modern Workflows

Added Features for Modern Workflows

Exclusive plug‑in only features lend modern workflows to this classic processor collection. Get quick parallel processing on bass and kick drums with Dry/Wet mix controls, or use the custom Sidechain Filter to tame low‑frequency pumping. Plus, enhanced graphics with improved VU metering bring iconic FET compression into a new age.

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

c. jones

January 16, 2022

UAD 1176

Love using the 1176 printed on the way in. Every other 1176 doesn’t hold a candle to UAD.

V. Vlodarchyk

January 13, 2022

1176 Classic Limiter Collection

the best in its class

M. Ferreira

January 13, 2022

The Killer!! Perfect Plugins!!!!

You have to use them on every mix!!!

K. Villoing

January 10, 2022

Very nice compressor

I love it, use it everytime !

J. Manning

January 3, 2022

Classic

No 76. No mix

B. Moss

January 3, 2022

Free plug-ins

I was so pumped to get my hands on these plug-ins and was not disappointed when I put them to use

R. Edwards

December 29, 2021

Brilliant

Simply the best.

S. Severt

December 28, 2021

Another Must Have

I have the 1176 Hardware, but when it comes to Mixing, I loveeeee having the plugin for multi tracks. It's so close to the feeling of the hardware. Very responsive

H. Mahdavian

December 24, 2021

Unbelievable!!!

Best For Vocal!!!

H. Mahdavian

December 24, 2021

Unbelievable!!!

Best For Vocal!!!

H. Mahdavian

December 24, 2021

Unbelievable!!!

Best For Vocal!!!

T. Huang

December 16, 2021

It's the reason for uad

This plugin is the main reason why I got into the uad ecosystem

C. Bors

December 15, 2021

Very useful ☺️

I love it so much

G. Tasnádi

December 10, 2021

1176

Amazing what this thing do.

R. KURIAN

December 9, 2021

A must for vocals

I use this and Manley vox box to track my vocals. My favorite.

UAD User

December 9, 2021

love it

love it on bus par

P. Zhukov

November 28, 2021

5 star

Great plugins. Good color. Must have
For vocal, for instruments, for drums

B. Andrey

November 19, 2021

Top 1176

I have tried emulations from different companies. I recently purchased Apollo and was able to get a feel for the uaudio variants. I have not heard the original devices, but I can say for sure that the uad versions sound the best to my ear. The desired sound is obtained faster, they sound musical, pleasant saturation. In old projects I tried to replace 1167 from other manufacturers and was pleasantly surprised how the sound of the overall picture changed for the better.

M. Kozlov

November 18, 2021

Get back the old design!

Please return the old design! The new one doesn't look like the real thing. Difficult to perceive visually. In the old one, it was immediately clear which ratio button was pressed. It's hard to see in the new. The visual perception of the new design is worse.

A. Melnikov

October 17, 2021

Amazing Plugins!

Thank you for your job and perfect products for professionals!!