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Looks like (now berringer owned) Klark Technic has produced an 1176 clone. Priced $600 its in line with other mass produced clone gear.
IMHO it's insulting to both KT and 1176 that this thing is out. Having not heard it or used it I can't comment on its quality or authenticity. To me it's just a way to grab some kids cash.
The only potential upside of all this cloning would be for prices of the real things to come closer to earth, or for some true innovation with reguard to hardware. Lol neither of which has seem to hit the mainstream yet.
I have an idea that might be crazy. I've been considering building an 1176 clone, in part for the experience. I was leaning towards a Rev D, as consensus seems to be that it sounds the best. On the other hand, I would be building a compressor for its character. Shouldn't I be building a Rev A, since it has the most?
I thought this mix I did might serve as an interesting analog mastering comparison using a few compressors with tubes and trannies.
Even though the LA2A and 1176 is best suited for tracking and mixing, who cares right, I'm more interested in the colour on this one. The beauty of hybrid is ability to master something clean or add colour in many ways. Lets see what these gems sound like paired up and put to the test on the master chain.
3 versions of the same song.
My Original Mix:
I'm interested in building one of these 1176 clones from Hairball Audio. Has anyone else done it and can they comment on the sound compared to the original?
In 2001 Universal Audio started it's line of plugins/DSP cards with a model of its own UA 1176. Their model of the 1176 was very good, but as you'd expect they've learned a lot over the last 10 years and a number of their recent plugins are more complex. A lot of people have been lobbying for them to go back and redo their old plugins and it looks like they've been listening. They came out with a suite of models of different incarnations of the 1176.
Finally, a true stereo 1176! With over 2000 units already sold to date since the year 2000 re-birth of Universal Audio's 1176LN, it is clear the public's love affair with the legendary sound of the 1176 is still as passionate as ever.
The 2-1176 builds from the circuit design of UA's hugely successful 6176 Channel Strip and combines two 1176 channels from that unitan uncompromising design, with all the same components- stereo matched to boot!
Wondering if I could get some opinions from you good folks. I've decided to get myself a FET compressor for general tracking duties. I decided I would go with either:
- Purple Audio MC77
- Mohog Audio MoFET76
- Slate Pro Audio Dragon
Anyone know of any Native pluggin that comes close to UAD's LA2A and the 1176LN emulation.
I will be getting a UAD pack in about a month. But untill then I need a plugin that has the Lushness and Creamyness of the UAD's LA2A.
Which plugin compressor have you used that comes the closest. Thanks
Help is appreciated.
And which PAK to you recommend?