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Urei 1176 "British Mode"
Old 11th July 2005
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Urei 1176 "British Mode"

I've seen this discussed here but I can't find it. Can someone tell me, for certain, if there is a difference between pressing in all four buttons and only pressing the top and bottom buttons. I've heard differing explanations to support all answers, just looking for the definitive. Unfortunately, I don't happen to have one here in front of me or I'd just listen for myself.

Jake
Old 11th July 2005
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Pressing all four or the top and bottom one gives the same result!
Old 12th July 2005 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by GMR
Pressing all four or the top and bottom one gives the same result!
With an exclamation point, even! Thanks.

Jake
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With an exclamation point, even! Thanks.

Jake
Hey, ever since I watched Seinfeld, I know those exclamation points are important!
Old 12th July 2005 | Show parent
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Guys.....How about UREI 1178?.....Does it have this kind of Special mode? How?
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Originally Posted by kbjazzman
Guys.....How about UREI 1178?.....Does it have this kind of Special mode? How?
The "buttons" referred to are the ratio buttons. A google search for "1176 British Mode" will tell you more than I can.

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Originally Posted by kbjazzman
Guys.....How about UREI 1178?.....Does it have this kind of Special mode? How?

No.
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Why is it called "British Mode"? I'm pretty sure Universal Audio was an American company. Was it first discovered by a Brit? And if so, does anyone know who?
Old 12th July 2005 | Show parent
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I think it's just confusion. I've never heard it called "British Mode". Distressors on the other hand, have a British mod....
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Originally Posted by MAProTulz
I think it's just confusion. I've never heard it called "British Mode". Distressors on the other hand, have a British mod....

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. In the last couple years I've heard some engineers refer to the 1176 thing as "the 4-button trick", but when I first started using 'em in 1980 we just called it "stun".

"Limiters on 'stun', Mr. Spock!"
Old 13th July 2005 | Show parent
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Nuke = distressor also!

I like "stun" I use that phrase a lot....
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From UA's Webzine :

Our first installment of Compression Obsession will focus on the 1176's famous insider's trick, "All-Button Mode." If this term is unfamiliar, you may know this as "British Mode”. It is when you push in ALL of the ratio buttons simultaneously on your 1176 (don't worry, this won't hurt the unit). The same effect can be achieved by just pushing in 4:1 and 20:1. I get a lot of people on the phone or at trade shows who want details about the reissue of the 1176, the 6176, or the Plug-in versions of the 1176, and they almost always want to know if these products can do All-Button Mode.

I guess it is officially "All-Button Mode" but aparently "British Mode" is common.

Also contains the answer to my original question. DOH!
Old 14th July 2005 | Show parent
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Well, that's the first place I've ever heard it called "British" mode. I've usually heard it referred to as "all buttons" or something like that. Perhaps that's just UA being creative with their marketing....
Old 15th July 2005 | Show parent
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i call it bitch-mode....on my mc77, call it what you like....


ah, and did you try "no button mode"? ( all buttons out)
Old 15th July 2005 | Show parent
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What about the mode where you push all the meter buttons in? Man, that setting has the lowest noise floor I've ever heard.
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