When fellow recording engineer Dom Barone called the UREI 1176, the “gooderizer”, I couldn’t stop laughing, but it’s so true. It makes everything sound good. It is one of the most renowned and sought after compressors that brings whatever passes through it to life.
Now I’ll admit that some some tracks have no salvation, even with divine intervention. If a track has sufficient integrity, however, the 1176 can really make it sparkle. Its old school warmth combined with the precision of today’s great digital gear is a powerful combination.