UK Sound (an imprint of US company BAE Audio) has released the 1173 mic pre compressor – the first to combine the circuitry of the 1176 compressor and 1073 preamplifier.

UK Sound 1173 mic pre compressorThe 1173 is designed to appeal to experienced musicians, producers and engineers, and is the result of a design collaboration between Los Angeles-based producer Warren Huart and gear designer Michael Stucker which is produced and manufactured by UK Sound.

The 1173 owes its character to the combined 1073 preamp and FET compressor circuit. It features FET compressor controls for input and output gain and the compression ratio options of 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1. Attack and release controls allow users to tailor the compressor’s action to for any given source. While the 1073 preamp helps bring depth and clarity to audio on the front end, the FET compressor is able to manage peaks, adding control and thickness to the signal. Drums, bass, vocals, and synths are among the many sound sources that will benefit from the 1173.

‘UK Sound is addressing an increasingly important market need for emerging engineers and producers,’ says UK Sound founder and MD, Mark Loughman, ‘In an industry where software plug-ins have become omnipresent, our mission is to re-introduce analogue gear as an affordable and superior alternative to lackluster digital emulations. With our new 1173, we have created the first manifestation of this promise.’

The UK Sound 1173 is shipping now, priced at US$1,200.

More: https://uksound.com

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