Plugin Overview: Warm Audio WA76

Hey, guys. What’s up? Welcome to a new video.

Today I’ve got a piece of hardware for you. This thing is amazing. It’s the WA76 from Warm Audio. This thing is an all discrete 1176 compressor for a fraction of the price you’d pay for a legitimate 1176. This thing models the Revision D, which is a popular model.

It looks like an 1176, obviously. Here on the left you’ve got input and output, nothing feels cheap, all of the knobs feel great. It’s beefy, just like hardware should feel. Attack and release functions the same as an 1176 would. Ratio settings, 20, 12, 8, and four to one.

It also supports the all buttons in mode that everyone likes to use, and then on the end you have metering options, so you have gain, +8, +4, and then an off button if you’d like to turn it off.

This thing is incredible. I’ve got two audio clips for you, I’ve got an acoustic guitar and I’ve got a vocal with sort of some common settings, and I’ll shut up now. I’ll let you listen to it and I’ll put a link in the description below. If you want to learn more about this, you can go to warmaudio.com.

Anyways, let’s get to it. Let’s hear this thing.

[acoustic, with and without compression]

[vocals, with and without compression]

Alright guys, that was the WA76 limiting amplifier from Warm Audio.

Thing is great. You can get a pair of these from Zen Pro Audio with a stereo link mod for cheaper than an actual unit. These things sound awesome. I think they’re fat, they’re warm, you can get a lot of tones out of these things. They’re totally worth the price. I think I’m going to have to get a stereo pair of these. I’m not even kidding.

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