The History of the 1176 Compressor: Revisions A to H


Which of the revisions A to H of the 1176 Compressor had the most significant impact on its functionality?

Since its inception in the early 1960s, the 1176 Compressor has played an integral part in the world of sound engineering and music production. Initially produced by UREI (United Recording Electronics Industries), the 1176 is famed for its quintessential FET (Field-Effect Transistor) character.

Designed by Bill Putnam Sr., a renowned recording engineer and the founder of UREI, the 1176 garnered recognition for being the first true peak limiter with all solid-state circuitry, offering major advantages in terms of reliability, stability and ease of use.

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