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How to Use an 1176 Compressor

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UA 1176 Compressor Settings Tutorial

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.

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Fab Dupont

Fab Dupont is a Grammy winning NYC based record producer, mixing/mastering engineer and co-founder of pureMix.net.

Fab has been playing, writing, producing and mixing music both live and in studios all over the world. He's worked in cities like Paris, Boston, Brussels, Stockholm, London and New York just to name a few.

He has his own studio called FLUX Studios in the East Village of New York City.

Fab has been nominated for Grammys 6 times, including two Latin Grammys and has received many other accolades around the world, including Victoires de la Musique, South African Music awards, Pan African Music Awards and US independent music awards.

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Queen Latifah

Jennifer Lopez

Mark Ronson

Les Nubians

Toots And The Maytals

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mpc60champ@gmail.com
2018 Mar 25
Wow this is one of my favorite tutorials. Now I can master the cubase 1176 and also the native instruments 1176.
BeBopALuba
2018 Mar 18
Very impressive with the snare
cem.arapkirlioglu
2017 Feb 08
GREEAAT Video! I am so bored of this song and the vocal line tho, pops out in every video :)
soundspace2001
2016 Dec 09
A fantastic tutorial for (finally) understanding the Voodoo of this machine! Thank you so much!
davidromero
2016 Nov 23
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
2016 May 10
Thank you very much, I finally have a significantly deeper understanding of this multitool. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
smallstonefan
2016 Apr 12
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
2016 Jan 02
Really appreciate the in depth explanation of the 76.
miloreason833
2016 Jan 01
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
steve2k2
2015 Jul 22
Not to start a ratings war, but does anyone have a comment on which 1176 plug-in is best? On first listening, the Waves plug-in sounds really good to me.
Aledes
2015 Jan 03
Woww Fab thanks!!! great video.
jeromewauk
2014 Nov 06
Hey Fab , best explanation ever on how to use a studio staple , not stapler.
g
2014 Aug 03
Yep... print'em. That's the only way. Or use plug-ins. :-)
soundgroove
2014 Aug 03
... I forgot to say thank you for this very very useful video!!!
soundgroove
2014 Aug 03
Newbie question! What to do if I have only one 1176 but I want to use it in different tracks! Adjusting and printing track by track! Or would this be nonsense?
Uauker
2014 Jul 14
Hey Fab! I never really knew how to set the threshold in relation with ratio! When should I stop lowering the threshold, and when should I start raising the ratio? Can you give me a light?
maqueucime
2013 Oct 27
Wow. Top! Merci!
Christian Matthew Cullen
2013 Oct 11
Fantastic!
Joseph Piccione
2013 Apr 06
Informative and entertaining, great stuff!
davidcurry
2013 Jan 14
This tutorial is excellent. With regards to various ATTACK and RELEASE settings, I got confused at first when you used the words "fast", "short" and "closed" interchangeably to refer to the same thing VERSUS "slow", "long" and "open". It made my head hurt, and I had to rewind a lot, but I think I got it now.
graubt
2013 Jan 09
Great tutorial!
imuagarza
2012 Nov 17
you da man!
rlope1
2012 Oct 07
great video, keep up the good work!
ajbianco
2012 Sep 30
this guy knows his sh*t!!!
digilando
2012 Sep 18
Formidable !!! I've (only) all three plugins 1176 and the new UA 1176 collection: now I'll try to match your 10 - 2 basic configuration with my mixes.
regg
2012 Sep 09
Thank you! Thank you! You are consistently the best teacher on the net for all things mixing and audio!!
gilconmusic
2012 Aug 18
Thank you for yet another exceptional learning experience. Your videos are entertaining, informational and learnable, a true educational experience. Keep 'em comin'
capwid
2012 Aug 04
More than any particular application I get out of these videos the instruction on how to listen goes through all them is the best! Thanks.
bvadrums
2012 Aug 03
Great, as usual. Kudos!
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