Universal Audio 1176 (#1)
For 50 years the 1176 has been a vital tool in music production revered for it’s fast compression/release and warm tone that only FET circuitry can offer. Typically not utilized to be transparent, the 1176 imparts it’s signature sound giving sources a hefty dose of vibe and character. The amplifiers and transformers in the 1176 offer exactly what engineers love about analog tone. You can even push these into a pleasing distortion that is instantly recognizable – it doesn’t get more classic than the UA 1176!