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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Using The 1176 - The British Nuke Setting

1176 British Nuke Mode image
While the Americans were going for clean, British engineers in the 60s and 70s where going for big and brash. Here’s a really aggressive setting for the venerable 1176 compressor/limiter that’s sometimes called "British" mode and other times called "Nuke" mode, depending on who's using it.

This is a Bonus Trick #7 from my 101 Mixing Tricks coaching program, where there are 107 more tricks just like this. Check it out here.



1 comment:

Geoff Swan said...

On the 1176LN, pressing the 4:1 and 20:1 buttons will do the trick, as it just shorts the taps at each end of the divider chain.
It sets a signal compression ratio of about 10:1, but upsets the Qbias (the FET bias) so that it is saturating with higher signal and sets a lower offset to the GR amp rectifiers (about the value that would be present for 4:1 ratio). Hence the gritty results from this mode.

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