Girardin is the French equivalent of Studer. For Radio France 60s/70s
FET compressor used in the 70s.
Radio France’s 1176. rare!!!
Professional equipment, built according to draconian specifications in terms of reliability. Inputs and outputs on transformer, etc.
Accept a horse level without flinching.
Simply huge, it can be used for everything.
Gently on vocals, guitars, from the most neutral to the most colorful depending on the input level.
A kill on the double bass (slap!!)
Very close to the sound of a venerable Urei Universal Audio 1176 from the Bill Putnam era.
This compressor sounds ! A jewel.