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LA-610 MkII

Universal Audio LA-610 MkII
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The Universal Audio LA-610 MkII Microphone Preamp & LA-2A-Style Compressor/Limiter combines an all-tube, vintage mic preamp design heard on classic albums ranging from The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds to Van Halen I with authentic Teletronix T4 opto-compression circuitry. This classic channel strip design, with its warm preamp tone and smooth, natural-sounding compression, is updated with modern, user-requested features like true compressor bypass, larger metering, increased output and an auto-switching power supply. The LA-610 MkII also boasts much lower noise specs versus vintage models. Elegant and highly popular "Black on Black" cosmetics complete the package.

The LA-610 MkII is based on the legendary console modules developed by Bill Putnam in the 60's. After the preamp section, the LA-610 MkII offers the T4 optical compressor. The simple operation and program-dependent nature of the LA-610 T4 compressor provides the same extremely musical control that has made the LA-2A such a well-loved classic for more than 40 years. The electro-optical detector or "T4 cell," is the heart and soul of the Teletronix LA-2A. Its unique combination of electro-luminescent panel and photo-resistors are the crucial circuit components, giving the compressor its signature sound.

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UA Apollo First Look (user review)

...buying the quad gives the best price performance point now. Good luck and happy shopping and recording ! Kcat I have an la 610 mk ii and it sounds great so

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Are preamps (that) important to record synths ?

...and EQs feeding an Xpressor for a stereo front end along with a Culture Vulture. I still have a UA LA-610 MKII for my actual mic and for tracking guitar. It turned out that my $7000 front end was basically superfluous on my nice synths and that I only really wanted to use them...

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MOTU releases M2 and M4 USB-C Bus Powered Interfaces

...this price range hands down. Just got myself an XLR to TRS cable so now I can hook up my LA-610 mkII outboard tube channel strip!

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