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question about the Universal Audio 6176 Premp/Lim

Discussion in 'Preamps & Processing' started by ShoeBoxDude, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. ShoeBoxDude

    ShoeBoxDude Guest

    Hey guys,

    looking at the 6176, im sure some of you have it.

    I want to use it to track some things, but also to use the 1176 as an insert on some of my mixes. It looks like all the controls are fixed values/rotary knobs on this box. But im not sure... is this case? this would make for nice easy recalls, if I used it in mixing.

    Although it could be annoying at other times as well.. Either way im curious. Someone fill me in!

  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    The setup for the 1176 on there is a rotary version of the original's controls. The original has 4 push buttons for ratio, no "threshold" knob, and dials for attack,release, input, output.
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I've used the 6176 over a dozen times now and have been very satisfied with it's performance for what it is. I prefer my ViPre and old 1176 combo better, but the 6176 is well worth owning. I might even own one myself one day thou I think I rather have the 2-1176 instead as I would get much more use out of two more 1176 compressors.
  4. i love the 610 preamp section but have never personally used the 1176 section. pre amp is good though
  5. ShoeBoxDude

    ShoeBoxDude Guest


    awesome sounds wicked.

    McCheese, what about the attack and release setting they look like there are fixed positions on these rotary knobs. Is this the case? or can u turn them just like regular knobs?

    thanx everyone

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