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Description

The 1176 Peak Limiter is a dynamic range compressor designed by Bill Putnam and introduced by UREI in 1967. Derived from the 175 and 176 tube compressors, it marked the transition from vacuum tubes to solid-state technology

With its distinctive tone and its wide range of sounds, deriving from the Class A amplifiers, its input and output transformers, the uncommonly fast attack and release times and their program dependence, and different compression ratios and modes, the 1176 was immediately appreciated by engineers and producers and established as a studio standard through the years. At the time of its introduction, it was the first true peak limiter with all solid-state circuitry.

The 1176LN was inducted into the TECnology Hall of Fame in 2008.

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What vocal mic did you use today

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...SM57 - Neve 33115 Hats - C451 - Neve 33115 Crotch - Bottle + Neumann M8 cap - Vintech x73i - Urei 1176 Toms - e22s - SSL 4000E OHS - KM84 (Klaus modded) - Langevin AM16 - STC-8 Ride - R121 - SSL 4000E Rooms - Coles - SSL 4000E The other star of the show is the Shure SM91...

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Comparing my $19k pultec’s to plugins

Sure, there’s some baseline knowledge involved in running a hybrid studio, but it’s all very manageable if you have conservative levels (24 bits is a ridiculous amount of headroom, so resolution should not be a concern), dither and just use your ears. I always adjust the gain on my insert plugin to find the sweet...

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