The venerable and very useful 1176 compressor from Universal Audio has few controls but they are powerful and sometimes confusing.
In this video Fab explains all relevant settings and shows example on how to make the best of them in a musical way.
The examples (vocal, bass guitar, snare, bass drum) discuss compression and limiting setups as well as ways to use the 1176 as a color box without compressing.
This tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about the attack, release and ratio settings.
At the end of the video Fab also compares a hardware unit with a few of its software counterparts to surprising results.
If you own an 1176 or if a plugin version of it came with your DAW this video will help you refine your skill-set to make sure you are using the 1176 compressor to its full potential.
Mr Rambolini •Saturday, October 8, 2022
I consider myself better educated for having watched that video. Super useful and excellently presented.
Jay R •Monday, April 18, 2022
Grate Lesson thank you for sharing
eduguitar •Friday, April 16, 2021
Great lesson Fab! Top teacher!!
LuvSum Music •Friday, November 13, 2020
Thanks. This was really useful. I thought I understood how the 1176 worked, but this gave me even more insight!
Daokid •Thursday, July 30, 2020
Fab was in rare form for this video lmao. What a great tool to have though... I've got some practicing to do...
travis.wh •Thursday, July 23, 2020
Is there a way to inversely link the input and output gain on an 1176 plugin? That would be very helpful.
MarcoPolo •Tuesday, February 19, 2019
I thought I had a handle on the 1176, but Fab never fails to deliver more insight. Thank you, Fab!
Lysandrix •Sunday, March 25, 2018
Wow this is one of my favorite tutorials. Now I can master the cubase 1176 and also the native instruments 1176.
BeBopALuba •Sunday, March 18, 2018
Very impressive with the snare
cem.arapkirlioglu •Wednesday, February 8, 2017
GREEAAT Video! I am so bored of this song and the vocal line tho, pops out in every video :)
soundspace2001 •Friday, December 9, 2016
A fantastic tutorial for (finally) understanding the Voodoo of this machine! Thank you so much!
davidromero •Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The plugin comparison is not useful. Even comparing different hardware units will produce the same results because no two units sound the same. Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngtw0eEcgls
Otherwise, good stuff as always.
CCHorton •Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Thank you very much, I finally have a significantly deeper understanding of this multitool. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
smallstonefan •Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Well done - thanks for explaining everything in way that makes sense, and using audio examples that fit the lesson. I really got a lot out of this, thank you!
djbrimlo •Saturday, January 2, 2016
Really appreciate the in depth explanation of the 76.