Audio Plugin Deals is giving away the Black 76 Limiting Amplifier (€99.99 value) plugin by IK Multimedia as a completely free download from its website until December 25th, 2019.
Black 76 Limiting Amplifier is a software emulation of the Universal Audio 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (revision E). The 1176LN was the first-ever true peak limiter with solid-state circuitry. It is one of the most commonly used hardware limiters/compressors in high-end recording studios. The hardware unit is known for its bright sound and its fast attack, which is often used to make drums sound more punchy.
The plugin version of the 1176LN Limiting Amplifier promises to deliver the same sound characteristics as its hardware counterpart. IK Multimedia has closely modeled the tone and the dynamic behavior of the hardware compressor. They even emulated the “all buttons in” mode, which is a unique feature of the hardware 1176LN. It is a trick that audio engineers often use to make the compressor behave rather aggressive, distorting the sound on the input.
Even when you simply load the Black 76 Limiting Amplifier as an insert on a track, without applying any compression, the plugin will color the sound. As for the compression workflow, the Black 76 Limiting Amplifier features the same control scheme as the hardware unit. It is exceptionally intuitive and easy to use.
Black 76 Limiting Amplifier is usually priced at $99.99, but you can get it for free via Audio Plugin Deals until Christmas. To download your free copy of the plugin, visit the product page linked below, and complete the checkout process. A valid email address is required to receive the download link. Black 76 Limiting Amplifier is compatible with VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin hosts on PC and Mac. Both 32-bit and 64-bit digital audio workstations are supported.
More info: Black 76 Limiting Amplifier (free @ Audio Plugin Deals until December 25th, 2019)