As a final farewell to the pedal that started the Origin Effects journey, we have reissued the Cali76 Standard. Electronically the Cali76-STD has remained true to the original, however cosmetically we have given the folded aluminium case a make-over: all hundred pedals have been screen-printed in “Origin Effects Maroon”, a colour carefully matched from our British Railways station sign which adorns the Origin Effects office.
This special edition run is limited to 100 units and is available exclusively from our world-wide dealership. You can find your nearest dealer here.
The 1176 is a much loved, premium quality studio compressor and in many ways is the “industry standard” vintage studio compressor.
The primary motivation for developing the Cali76, was to bring the sonic properties of this revered studio-classic into the scope of the average guitar-geek. After all, why should high quality compression be confined to the recording studio?
Secondly, existing guitar compressors are generally mediocre performers, and renowned “Tone Killers”, adding hiss, whilst simultaneously robbing your signal of its soul!
The Cali76 offers studio compression in a pedal, or desk-top format… Compared to existing guitar compressors the Cali76 represents a high-fidelity, low noise solution with no signal degradation…
Out of The Studio and Onto Your Pedalboard!
The topology of the design was kept true to the original rack-mount Urei 1176, whilst the actual circuitry was carefully condensed. In this way, it has been possible to retain the much loved dynamic response of the original, whilst at the same time permitting a smaller, more stage friendly format!
We’ve slightly tweaked the attack and release times to be of immediate use to guitarists and bass players, as well as in pro-audio applications. Plug it into your recording rig to process vocals, piano, acoustic guitars and drums, with a vintage, analogue warmth!
Attack times are: 0.020mS to 1.7mS (for 100% of recovery). Double the range when compared to the 1176 (stock 1176: 0.02mS – 0.8mS). This further defines percussive transients.
Release times are: 32mS to 267mS (for 63% of recovery). We’ve tailored the release times to best suite guitar/bass (this makes it easier to dial-in a useful setting), but can also offer people a wider-range of times (stock 1176: 50mS – 1100mS).