Using the WA76

This guide will provide a brief overview of the Warm Audio WA76 FET Compressor, a clone of the legendary Universal Audio 1176.

WA76 Controls:

1. The ‘Input’ con­trol dri­ves the level of the input sig­nal going in to the compressor.

2. The ‘Out­put’ con­trol dri­ves the level of the out­put sig­nal of the com­pres­sor.

3. ‘Attack’ con­trols the time the com­pres­sor takes to reach full com­pres­sion once the sig­nal has passed the threshold.

4. ‘Release’ con­trols the time the com­pres­sor takes to stop com­press­ing after the sig­nal has dropped below the threshold.

5. The four ‘Ratio’ but­tons con­trol the amount of com­pres­sion applied to the sig­nal once it has passed the threshold.

6. The four ‘Meter’ but­tons con­trol what the VU Meter displays.

GR dis­plays gain reduc­tions, how much you are com­press­ing the signal.

+8 & +4 dis­play the out­put of the com­pres­sor at dif­fer­ent standards.

Off turns the unit off.