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Old 9th June 2018
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My UA LA2a is 14 years old. I also have a WA2a which is about 3-months old.

The LA2a by UA does not have a very fast attack time. If you're tracking a vocal this is critical. I don't care for the LA2a as a tracking compressor on vocals, it's just too slow and will let overs come through in the ugliest of ways.

I don't care for the WA2a as a tracking compressor either, although it's a lot faster attack time than the UA LA2a.

If you must use a compressor during tracking then my ears always reach for the ultra fast attack 1176. These are speedy enough to catch anything a singer can scream out IME.

Use what works for you.

Good music to all!