In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at the Universal Audio 6176 Channel Strip. The 6176 features a single 610 tube preamp section and 1176N limiting amplifier that can either be used as two separate units or joined together with the output of the 610 tube preamp feeding into the input of the 1176 Limiter.
Watch the video to hear the results of the 6176 on bass guitar and snare drum examples. The 6176 was connected to Pro Tools using Hardware Inserts. To learn how to connect hardware devices such as the 6176 into Pro Tools then watch our tutorial here.
In this review, Dan shows the front panel control set and rear panel I/O while sharing his thoughts and opinions on the build quality and the overall feel and sound of the 6176.
For more information and to purchase a Universal Audio 6176 contact our UA specialist friends at KMR Audio. Thank you KMR for loaning us a demo 6176 unit for this review.
All-tube mic preamp section derived from legendary Bill Putnam-designed 610 modular console
Signature 1176LN Class A FET compressor section
"Split" or "Join" switch allows separate or series operation of the preamp and compressor
High and Low frequency shelving EQ
Variable impedance Input, Gain, and Output levels
Mic, balanced Line, and Hi-Z inputs
Stereo interconnection via 1176-SA
Hand-built in USA