LA-2A Leveling Amplifier Deep Dive

In this episode, Chris and Jody take another deep dive into a classic piece of kit. This time, the LA-2A Leveling Amplifier. They take brief look at the history of the unit, it’s different versions, through software versions as well how they like to use it in their workflow and mixes. As always, there’s also some nonsense discussed.

And if you’re keeping score at home, the Logic emulation is called ‘Vintage Opto’.

Shoutout to: Slate, Warm Audio, Universal Audio, Teletronics, Waves, Brainworks, Native Instruments, T-Racks, Monty Python, Harem Scarem, Car horns, ML sound lab amp sims, Arizona - Problems, Spotify

Gear We Used:

Jody’s Mic & Voice Chain: Telefunken C12 - Apollo - UA Neve 1073 - UA LA2 - UA Studer A800

Jody’s Channel Strip: iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise - iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick - UA Neve 1073 - UA LA2 - UA 1176E

Chris’ Mic & Voice Chain: Slate ML1 - Apogee Duet - iZotope RX 7 Voice DeNoise - Slate VMR (FG12 - FG76 - API EQ - SSL 4kE)

Chris’ Channel Strip: Eventide Precision Time Align - iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise - iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick - UA Neve 1073 - UA LA2 - UA 1176E

Master: Soothe 2 - iZotope Ozone 9 Imager - iZotope Ozone 9 Maximize

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