I wanted to build a couple of G1176 but I ended up with 4 because I wanted to have some to use in the mixing process. It is a fairly simple project and the wiring takes about the same time as the rest of the work.
For more details visit: http://mnats.net/1176.html and www.groupdiy.dk
My small work shop.
Note that the frontpanels are not the exact same color. Even thought it is the exact same design Benckler is not able to reproduce the exact same color in different batches.
My rack with four Gyraf G1176 DIY units.
Jakob Erland’s G1176 is a mono compressor that is based on the classic Universal Audio 1176 compressor. The 1176 is one of the most iconic compressors ever made, and has been used on countless recordings over the years. Jakob Erland’s G1176 is a faithful recreation of the original 1176, with a few modern enhancements.
The G1176 features the same basic control set as the original 1176, including controls for input level, output level, attack time, release time, and ratio. The compressor also features a “VU” meter that shows the gain reduction level, as well as a switch that allows you to choose between four different compression ratios (4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1).
One of the key features of the G1176 is its use of an amplifier design, which provides a warm and rich sound that is similar to the original 1176. The compressor also features a number of high-quality components, including a Lundahl transformers, which help to ensure high-quality audio performance.
In addition to the classic 1176 controls, the G1176 also features a few modern enhancements, including a stereo link which allows for coupling two mono units as a stereo compressor.
Overall, Jakob Erland’s G1176 is a faithful recreation of the classic Universal Audio 1176 compressor, with a few modern enhancements that make it a versatile and useful tool for recording engineers and musicians. Its high-quality components and warm, rich sound make it a popular choice for a wide range of recording applications, from vocals and drums to guitars and bass.