Launched in 1967, the UREI 1176 limiter is the granddaddy of solid-state dynamics controllers. Designed by Bill Putnam using FET (Field Effect Transistor) technology, the 1176 went through several revisions during its infancy. With four selectable ratios 4:1, 8:1. 12:1 and 20:1 the unit is particularly good at processing vocals, especially when used in conjunction with the classic Teletronix LA-2A. A subtle boost of lower midrange frequencies adds body and warmth.