History of the Universal Audio 1176 Compressor/Limiter with CEO Bill Putnam Jr.

We recently visited Universal Audio’s headquarters in Scotts Valley, California. While there we chatted with CEO Bill Putnam Jr. about their iconic 1176 Compressor/Limiter. Bill shared stories of the early history of the 1176, including his father’s design motivations, its unique sonic qualities and applications of this iconic compressor and limiter. Bill also discussed their efforts to bring the 1176 back to market, challenges that they faced and its legacy in the history of recording. To learn more and shop Universal Audio’s gear, including the 610 mic preamp, the legendary 1176 and LA-2A compressors and their industry-standard Apollo X recording interfaces:… Learn more about the history of Universal Audio and their legendary gear at…

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