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anyone dig the LA3A on drums? toms perhaps? room mics?
Old 10th May 2006
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anyone dig the LA3A on drums? toms perhaps? room mics?

alrighty,

just wondering if anyone out there digs the LA3A for any kind of drum-related application, perhaps even for a particular style of drum sound?
maybe in series with a compressor of some kind?

regards,

richie.
Old 10th May 2006
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alrighty,

just wondering if anyone out there digs the LA3A for any kind of drum-related application, perhaps even for a particular style of drum sound?
maybe in series with a compressor of some kind?

regards,

richie.

Why don't you try it and see?
Old 11th May 2006
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true. i could.

just wondering if anyone else is digging it.

regards,

richie.
Old 11th May 2006
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Brendian O'Brian used to like LA4's on overheads. Not sure about the LA3's
Old 24th May 2006
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slow attack times on them
Old 24th May 2006
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They can be nice for making gooey, squishy room mic sounds.
Old 24th May 2006
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Actually, it rules on snare drum. I never would have believed it until a friend persuaded me to try it. Just pummel it with compression and bring it up as a mult or just by itself. It does bring out the hat and other things surrounding the snare so a gate may be in order. Try it, you'll like it. Also cool on room mics, and always killer on vocals and bass IMO. I wouldn't use it on kick, but that's about the only thing.
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Old 24th May 2006
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i've used LA3a's on toms quite a number of times and love them! definitely my preferred comp, a bit squishy but full round and still pop
Old 24th May 2006
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groovy,

thanks for the feedback,

regards,

richie.
Old 24th May 2006
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Use them on the Drum Sub!

If I'm looking for that 60's 70's type of drums sound I will sometimes throw the drum sub through a pair of LA 3's...
I love that certain sound!

Paul
www.millbrooksoundstudios.com
Old 25th May 2006
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I just heard it on a kick and was very impressed.
Old 25th May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SIGMA
slow attack times on them

+1




..but this could be a killer overhead pre..no rules.

Ive never tried it or heard it on a close mic like snare, tom, etc, but I know it works nice as overheads...my friend used it in a demo he just came out and the cymbals sounded very pushy...but in a good way..bonham-ish 'woooshhh'. And that was LA3 pump. Having said that, I still feel the 1176 smokes on snare; end of discussion !
Old 25th May 2006
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The LA-3A is to be used ONLY on vocals or acoustic guitar or you'll receive a stiff fine from AES.... Repeat offenders risk lengthy jail time....
Old 25th May 2006
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Quote:
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The LA-3A is to be used ONLY on vocals or acoustic guitar or you'll receive a stiff fine from AES.... Repeat offenders risk lengthy jail time....
I take back my previous post then.... it was a joke, believe me, it was a joke, please don't throw me in prison...
Old 26th May 2006
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I've never had great success with the LA-3a on drums. I always seem to go back to the 1176 or LA-2a. I do however love them on strummed acoustic guitars and sometimes on vocals. For what it's worth I tried out the UA LA-2a plugs the last couple days and was not impressed, they didn't do what the hardware version does at all. They seemed a bit slow and mushy.

Steve
Old 26th May 2006
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I never really liked them on drums.

They sound too good on vocals to waste them on drums.

I do like them on Bass when you don't need it to be bigger. Bigger is for LA2a.

Acoustic guitars?

Why would you compress an acoustic guitar?
Old 26th May 2006
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Acoustic guitars?

Why would you compress an acoustic guitar?
To make it sound bad and because I'm a moron of course. Why else?
Old 26th May 2006
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I put mine on a drum sub today and it sounded kinda old n funky. I liked it.
Old 26th May 2006
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Quote:
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To make it sound bad and because I'm a moron of course. Why else?
LOL

I'm just not a big fan of that wall of Ac Gut sound.

I prefer to treat it as a percussion instrument. The more attack, the better.

YMMV.
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