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Universal Audio UAFX 1176 Studio Compressor Effects Pedal Silver

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1:1 recreation of the legendary UA 1176 FET compressor pedal.

The Universal Audio UAFX 1176 Studio compressor effects pedal brings the iconic 1176LN Limiting Amplifier to your pedalboard. With three distinct compressor modes, simple controls and a rugged design, the 1176 Studio compressor allows you to craft classic compression textures with ease.

Authentic 1176 Emulation in a Pedal

The 1176 Studio compressor pedal features circuit-accurate emulation of the legendary 1176LN studio compressor. Single mode provides normal compression, Dual mode emulates two 1176 compressors in series for gritty, squashed tones, while Sustain mode uses parallel compression to generate endless sustain. The 1176's famous "all buttons in" setting is also included for extreme compression.

Simple, Intuitive Controls Shape Your Tone

With just Attack, Release, input and output knobs, the 1176 Studio compressor keeps operation straightforward. The Attack knob sets the compressor's response time, from slow to fast. Release controls how quickly the compressor stops reducing gain once the input signal drops below the threshold. Input adjusts the signal sent to the compressor, while output controls the final level. The Ratio knob provides infinite adjustment from 2:1 up to all buttons in.

Roadworthy Design, Studio-Quality Sound

Housed in a rugged cast aluminum enclosure, the 1176 Studio compressor pedal is built to withstand the rigors of travel and stage use. However, its boutique components and circuitry provide studio-quality sound, with premium AD/DA conversion and a 96kHz sample rate. A 9V DC power supply is required to operate the pedal.

Parallel Compression and True Bypass

For maximum tonal flexibility, the 1176 Studio compressor includes a parallel compression blend control to mix compressed and uncompressed signals. It also provides switchable true bypass and buffered bypass modes. With authentic 1176 tone, intuitive controls and a performance-ready design, the 1176 Studio compressor brings iconic compression to your pedalboard.


  • Authentic emulation of the 1176LN Limiting Amplifier in a compact stompbox
  • Single, Dual and Sustain modes for decades of classic guitar compression effects
  • Input, Output, Attack and Release settings true to original 1176 hardware 
  • Ratio knob includes "all buttons in" mode for squashed, gritty textures
  • Parallel compression mode, true/buffered bypass

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UAFX 1176 Studio Compressor Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Power requirements: Isolated 9VDC, center-negative, 250mA minimum (sold separately)
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4" TS unbalanced
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4" TS unbalanced
  • USB Type-C for updates via computer
  • Height: 2.29"
  • Width: 2.58"
  • Depth: 4.75"
  • Weight: 0.650 lb.

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