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Uses for LA2A Other than Vocals?
Old 16th May 2010
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really like it on drums. Lets kicks and snares through before crushing, meaning if you heavily compress you get a fat, constrained sound with loads of cymbal sustain, yet when blended into the mix, the peaks of the kick and snares (and toms) still cuts through the mix.
Old 16th May 2010
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Originally Posted by AlexLakis View Post
"Uses for sex other than procreation?"
heh That is a very good way to put it!
Old 26th September 2015
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Kick drum, bass (silver model). Vocals (grey model).
Old 26th September 2015
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LA2A all over this track.
Old 28th September 2015
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If the GR character isn't ideal for a track you're doing you can pull the attenuator and use it as a tube mic preamp with some nice character (it has plenty of gain in hand for most duties). No phantom, of course, but that can be added externally.

Similarly, I'm a fan of the LA-3A used this way for kick drums... very solid.

Old 28th September 2015
Originally Posted by foldback View Post

The LA-2 has a relatively slow attack so if you're using it on content with extreme dynamic swings you really need to listen carefully to what you're doing or else some "overs" can slip through and you will hate it when you later discover them.
Recording a really great player (especially drummer or bass player) can go a long way towards having the slower attack be very effective (and sounding better in general IME). 1176s are cool, but the attack needs to be slowed down (as an additional option) to 10-30ms for the attack range to be really flexible.

Last edited by NathanEldred; 28th September 2015 at 11:01 PM..
Old 29th September 2015
Things I don't use an LA-2A on:
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