UA 1176 Style Discrete Compressor
The WA76 Discrete Compressor is a modern reproduction of the Classic '76 Revision D. The WA76 has a fully discrete signal path and uses the original Reichenbach Engineering's (now CineMag) transformer design. The classic '76 was a major breakthrough in limiter technology, and used on hundreds of hit records since its inception. Engineers have craved the ultra-fast attack time and trademark sound of the '76 for decades, and now it is finally affordable!
The WA76 can reproduce the classic effect known as ‘All Buttons In’ mode, sometimes also referred to as ‘British Mode’ or the ‘Four Button Trick’. The resulting compression curve is aggressive and unmistakably unique, and can be heard on the drum tracks of many classic recordings.
"This new take on the 1176 is a wonderful addition to Warm Audio’s expanding catalogue of excellent, affordable analogue hardware. While we here at MusicTech applaud the ever-increasing quality of digital simulations of classic gear (in the form of plug-ins), we are delighted that true top-drawer analogue sound quality is now becoming available at almost giveaway prices. Warm Audio’s WA76 must rank as one of the greatest analogue bargains in living memory. 9/10"