18 Jan · We look at the history of the legendary 1176 Limiting Amplifier, one of the most widely used compressors used in the recording industry.
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31 Oct 2023 · The Black Lion Audio Revolution EXP is a new ADAT expansion interface with 8 channels of analogue I/O and Black Lion's Macro-MMC clocking.
25 Oct 2023 · We check out the different types, formats, and applications of leveling amplifiers and how they are used in the recording process.
11 Oct 2023 · The Black Lion Audio Revolution 6x6 audio interface builds on the 2x2 but adds versatile digital I/O for music production and content creation.
25 Aug 2023 · Are you in need of that classic FET compressor sound? We're looking at some of the best 1176 alternatives for your recording setup.
16 May 2023 · Classic sensibility meets modern utility with the Black Lion Audio Seventeen 500, with 1176-style compression in a 500-series module.
09 Feb 2023 · We check out the Black Lion Audio Bluey 500: A recreation of Chris Lord-Alge's modified 1176LN is now available for the 500-series format.
02 Feb 2022 · Reaching its third revision, the Auteur is a whole lot of mic preamp that fits on your desk and costs USD 419.
18 Jan 2021 · Black Lion Audio has announced the first audio interface of its own making. What makes the BLA Revolution 2x2 USB-C audio interface revolutionary?
04 Dec 2020 · Yes, 2020 was a tough year for hardware manufacturers. But the year still brought us many fine compressors, preamps and other studio gear!
01 Oct 2020 · Claimed to be the most portable of their kind, Black Lion Audio's B173 and B12A are a pair of reasonably priced British and American-style boutique preamps in half-rack size.
11 Sep 2020 · The 1176 Limiting Amplifier is one of the most iconic compressor designs in history. Here's our list of the best hardware 1176 reissues, clones and alternatives.
20 Feb 2020 · Black Lion Audio's latest Bluey FET compressor recreates a modified “Blue Stripe” owned by Chris Lord-Alge based on the 1176; the company also debuts Eighteen, a new hardware channel strip. Tasty.
16 Oct 2019 · Black Lion Audio has introduced the Eighteen microphone preamp and passive program equalizer. BLA says that the Eighteen channel strip is "an homage to the classic Melcor sound".
21 Jun 2019 · Want an 1176 and an LA-2A, but can't afford either? The Black Lion Audio B172A is an 1176-style FET compressor on one side, and an LA-2A style opto tube compressor on the other.