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The definitive collection of the world’s most famous compressors.

The original Universal Audio 1176 was designed by UA founder M.T. “Bill” Putnam, and represented a major breakthrough in limiter technology. The first compressor featuring solid‑state circuitry and ultra-fast 20 microsecond FET gain reduction, the 1176 is an easy‑to‑use “desert island” compressor that has lent its character and punch to some of the greatest recordings in history.

Upon its release in 2001, UA’s first 1176 plug‑in single‑handedly launched our UAD platform. Extensive end‑to‑end circuit modeling in 2013 captured even more sonic nuance. Now with updated graphics and additional controls, the 1176 Classic Limiter Collection continues its legacy of analog modeling excellence.

Versions incluses

UAD Native
Fonctionne sur votre Mac ou PC sans le matériel d’UA.

Apollo Realtime & UAD-2
Fonctionne en mode accéléré sur les interfaces Apollo et les systèmes UAD-2.

Configuration système requise : les plug-ins UAD natifs fonctionnent sur macOS 10.15 Catalina ou une version ultérieure, ainsi que sur Windows 10 et 11. Consultez notre page d’aide dédiée pour connaître la configuration système requise.

  • Track and mix with painstaking emulations of the legendary 1176, the most popular compressor ever made
  • Choose from three famous versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE — each with their own sonic attributes
  • Harness the 1176’s entire electronic path including transformers and FET and transistor amplifiers for colorful distortion
  • Access “All-Button” or “No Ratio” modes for colorful overdriven textures
  • Expanded controls for Headroom, Mix, and custom Sidechain Filter for reduced LF pumping
  • Mix with presets from legendary 1176 users such as Andy Johns, Andrew Scheps, Ed Cherney, and Joe Chiccarelli

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Featuring the 1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In Collection.

A Triple Threat

A Triple Threat

The 1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In Collection provides three distinct 1176 revisions, representing over 40 years of design iterations to the original 1176. The Rev A “Bluestripe” represents the original Putnam FET limiter design, complete with its higher distortion and unique FET gain amplifier characteristics. The Rev E “Blackface” covers the early '70s Brad Plunkett “LN” (Low Noise) era, with variations including a more linear compression response, transistor gain amplification, and a change to the program dependence. The 1176AE provides UA’s rare 1176 40th Anniversary Edition, complete with exclusive mods — including its lower 2:1 compression ratio.

Classic Compression, Quickly

Classic Compression, Quickly

Using an 1176 is a study in simplicity. Input simultaneously sets compression threshold and the level of the signal entering the 1176; Output sets the final signal level. Attack sets the time it takes the 1176 to respond to incoming signal, while Release sets the time it takes the 1176 to return to its initial level. The VU meter displays the amount of gain reduction (GR) or output level (+4/+8).

Ratio Buttons for Iconic Color

Ratio Buttons for Iconic Color

The four Ratio buttons determine the degree of gain reduction — lower ratios for compression, higher ratios for limiting. Disengaging all Ratio buttons disables compression, while continuing to pass signal through the 1176 circuitry, adding unmistakable color. At the request of users, “Multi-Button” combinations possible with the hardware are now attainable in the plug-in — including the famous “All Button” sound.

Added Features for Modern Workflows

Added Features for Modern Workflows

Exclusive plug‑in only features lend modern workflows to this classic processor collection. Get quick parallel processing on bass and kick drums with Dry/Wet mix controls, or use the custom Sidechain Filter to tame low‑frequency pumping. Plus, enhanced graphics with improved VU metering bring iconic FET compression into a new age.

Key Features

Painstaking new emulations of legendary M.T. “Bill” Putnam-designed 1176, the most popular compressor ever made
Includes three famous versions: Rev A, Rev E, and AE — each with their own sonic attributes
Models entire electronic path, including transformers, FET and bipolar transistor amplifiers, for colorful input / output distortion
Accurately models ultra-fast hardware attack time: 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
New “No Ratio” or Attack “Off” provides popular amplifier-only mode, adding 1176 distortion without compression
All multi-button ratio combinations now available — including “All-Buttons”
Includes Artist Presets from Andy Johns, Andrew Scheps, Carl Glanville, David Isaac, Ed Cherney, Hugo Nicolson, Jacquire King, Joe Chiccarelli, and Vance Powell
Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

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1176 Classic Limiter Collection

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26 mai 2023

Another classic..

A classic. I have many plugins, I have compressor. LA2A and 1176 are a must. Definitely these two are different. Especially the UAD versions.

S. grzybacz

3 mai 2023



S. Blecher

30 avril 2023

Best 1176 Collection

great that you get so many 1176 plugins and each has its own charm of compression and analog saturation. Great in combination with LA2A. Brings the signal forward in the mix

D. Groulx

29 avril 2023

Best 1176 out there. Period!

Don't bother going through endless reviews of 1176 plugins. Just download the trial version of this UA 1176 and you won't be disappointed. It will immediately become your go-to 1176.

I. Radic

23 avril 2023

Must have

The best set of upward compressors in the world,UAD did a great job,its set of unique sound characteristics makes any sound musical,warm or crystal clear.

P. Fiore

17 avril 2023

El mejor fet

sin dudas el mejor fet, por algo será el original no? A decir verdad es un sonido que no tiene comparación, pesado, caro, redondo, suena a hardware, nada para agregar es pues excelencia

f. scolfaro

14 avril 2023

another classic

For the triumvirate of modeling plugins, this one is a swiss army blade of compression. Doesn't really work on mixbus or too complex busses, but can be the ticket on rear buss techniques. For spiky instruments that need a bit of distortion with the compression, it's up there with the best of the best.

J. Smith

9 avril 2023

absolute favorite compressor for vocals

I am one of the many ppl who have recently adopted spark, I saw a deal for the first 3 months for a dollar or something like that. I know UA has a great reputation but I had never really had a chance to try any of the plugins that they make. thanks to my subscription, I was able to play around with several of the plugins from the UA library, and there is a lot that I like, some that I love, and honestly even the ones I'm not particularly in love with are still great at what they do. that being said, olone reaally stood out. for whatever reason I just loved the 1176 compressors, and what they do you all the tracks honestly, but specifically vocals. one small feature I will say is so small but to me its just so nice to have it, there is a simple "mix" knob that for me gets such great results by simply using the "average vocal compression" preset and just dialing it back with the mix knob to taste. just that little trick is such a simple, easy, and really quite good sounding technique to just give a vocal track a smoothness that I have difficulty achieving with other plugins. 10/10 it just works. there is o e small thing to mention. when I first felt like I needed these compressors, they actually weren't available to outright purchase unless you bought some specific hardware from UA. I got love for UA but I felt like "man I want to spend my money on their software but I don't need hardware" well needless to say within a month or 2 of that unfortunate issue, sure enough the 1176 compressors are on sale now, with no requirement to purchase hardware. so the decision to do that was unbelievably appreciated, I can't express how much I wanted to buy these. thank you for all that you guys do

C. Davis III

4 avril 2023


Totally Awesome there are no words all I can say is you have to experience it for yourself unbelievable....Great !

K. Neill

3 avril 2023

A must have compressor

What can you say about the UAD 1176 plug in. You can use it anywhere and everywhere, and you should. You can use it to tame things down or to add punch. It’s a real workhorse, I don’t a have single session that isn’t using a number of instances of the 1176 plug in.

P. Lindblom

31 mars 2023

Great compressor!

A really nice and fast compressor! I have not tried the hardware so I cannot compare, but it stands out from most other plug-ins I have tried. Very versatile and adds mojo!

A. Courbat

30 mars 2023

Compared to the Legacy versions

It sound so much better then the Legacy versions.... This one is the real thing !

A. Gallas

30 mars 2023

UAD 1176 impression

I worked for years with the 1176 hardware and the plugins sound as good as the HW to me. Very cool!

G. Capaccio

30 mars 2023

Il top delle emulazioni

Se state cercando delle emulazioni fedeli all'1176 questi fanno al caso vostro. Sono impareggiabili e li stra-utilizzo. Consigliatissimi

J. Branam

29 mars 2023

very nice work UA

of all the 76 emulations i have tried (and i have tried the lot) this gives a slightly wider soundstage and is mid forward and can bring anything to the front of a mix if need be. of course it works exceptionally well for smashing in parallel also. thank you UA for going native with single perpetual licenses. keep adding more product to the list.


g. gregoire

29 mars 2023

Great comp!

Combined with the LA-2A, you can't go wrong!

J. Srilaam

29 mars 2023

Every good

I love Uad

M. Leo

18 mars 2023

Love them

The new addition of a mix dial makes these even better and they were already the best.

E. Yeung

12 mars 2023

Great plugin, does what it's supposed to do.

This is an easy-to-use, great-sounding plugin that does exactly what it's supposed to do. It's a must-have compressor, and is super versatile, as it should be. I would definitely recommend.

D. Skaggs

10 mars 2023


If I could only have one plug-in to use for the rest of time it's the blue stripe 1176 and it isn't even close.