There are a lot of misconceptions about this compressor. Rather, there are many misleading names.
Some people call it a compressor, some a leveler, some colorful, and some even names like transient shaper, or dynamics processor.
But really, it's one thing and one thing only... or best. A magical all-purpose limiter.
This limiter is at the top of my signal chain on every track, and the results are soul-shaking. Just put the attack and release 100% clockwise, 20:1 ratio, and set to 1-2dB gain reduction, with makeup as needed.
Enjoy your new-found mixing talent.
Probably my single most used plugin. I'm a proud owner of a hardware 1176LN, so comparing the two was amazing. If it wasn't for nostalgia, I could easily live without the real thing. The UAD 1176LN sounds jawdroppingly real. I'd give 6 stars if I could.
I use this typically for two things...
a) it is absolutely wonderful when paired with the Teletronix LA-2A for vocals.
b) I use this plugin as a send effect with drums, absolutely smashing the compression and blending it back in.
I love it for these two applications. It has truly taken my mixes to another level. I would recommend these products to anyone who is in the business. Another huge plus is that I find them to be light on the DSP as well. Can't go wrong here...
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!
All these plugins are top notch anyone looking to upgrade I would ASAP
I haven't worked with the hardware unit, but this has been a go-to compressor on almost every project. Love it on drums.
If I use this it is typically on the Master Fader just to give me some glossy compression during a mix. Helps me occasionally hear what a basic master might sound like when it's been glued together. If I want to get super serious about a master I go with my Fairchild compressor and for drums I always grab the 1176SE because it's like free explosives on drums without as much suck on my resources. I mean don't get me wrong, this thing lights the drums up but I am always looking ahead and trying to leave room for more toys in my mixes. Always trying to squeeze in more UAD! I think I'll rename my UAD-2 the "One pound bag." God I love that thing!
As an avid LA-2A user, I had a certain expectation as I have used the 1176LN hardware unit mainly on vocals and I must say UA knocked it out of the park with this. I expected nothing less and they delivered.
Never Imagined it would sound so good ,, feels good too...
I love this plugin. Very transparent. Great on vocals and acoustic guitar.
On the drums sounds fantastic, on vocals its really really great, bass is awesome... Just saying, FANTASTIC!
Excellent plugins, le meilleurs de ça catégorie, très belle couleurs sur les Drums, Guitares, et bass, une référence à avoir...
Attention à ne pas trop le pousser au risque de saturer...
i'm smailin george and thats plugin is very very good i like cos work with that is awesome thk you
As my title reads this is a spot on software replica of the coveted 1176LN.
I have the original hardware piece for comparison and the two seem to be identical from a spectral perspective and dynamic characteristic.
Great job on this plugin
I have not used the LN only the D but the LN does sound very nice and strong just like the D.This is very usable. Never thought I could have so many 1176 units. I am in the process of building my own 1176 d from a hairball kit. I will ab then and let you know what I found.
My expectation was exactly as I had heard and read about UAD plugins. The 1176 series plugins are a professional tool anyone would enjoy working with. I have a small project studio and I support every purchase made. I was very excited to step up to the next level with my project studio and UAD has made my skills far more professional than I would be able to afford with hardware in my racks. The unit is everything advertised, I'm running my plugins with a UAD-2 Satellite through a Mac Book Pro and have not busted the meter yet.
Superbe compresseur, je l'utilise sur presque tout il apporte notament à la batterie et sur les vocals une incroyable chaleur....!!! UAD ça sonne !!! Vraiement !!!
Merci pour un plugins inclus dans l'achat de la carte DSP
Great comp on vocals to drums to bass! Amazing sound very simple to use! Highly recommend!
Its like using the real thing. I'd forgotten how you could even out a signal without colouration, or dulling off of the source material. It certainly has its own sound - but its musical; stuff doesn't sound like its been squashed or mangled, like many compressor plug-ins do..
this is not a simple plug-in, it's the real machine!