thread: Urei 1178
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Old 16th November 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by dandeurloo View Post
The Distressor has a Tubescreamer kind of sound to my ears. I modded mine and that sound is gone. Now they rule!

I am interested in a 1178. Any of you guys have thoughts on a 1178 compared to a 160vu? Thoughts on differences and similarities. I have used plenty of 1176's and dbx units. I just haven't ever used a 1178.

Very different units. The 1178 has its own action with a very hard (but pleasing) knee. It pushes vocals forwards in a mix and doesn’t kill the tops. If you don’t hipass a vocal before sending it through the 1178, it will pull the bass in, in a really pleasing way.
The 160vu also has a very hard knee but is more old school sounding. Very very different sounds. The 160vu does this thing where it kills the deep lows in a very very pleasing way. If the 1178 brings sibilance forwards occasionally, the 160vu kills them.