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Universal Audio「LA-2A」セール情報

■ Universal Audio "Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection" (3 types of compressors)

70% OFF, approximately ¥46,000 → approximately ¥13,700

Purchase here: (until June 30, 2023)

The popular LA-2A compressor, perfect for vocals, is now on a major sale at 70% off! Only ¥4,600 per unit!

*Prices are subject to change due to currency exchange rates.

■ Recommended Points

  • It is possible to easily and naturally adjust the variation in vocal volume.

  • It has few parameters, making it easy for beginners to handle.

  • It provides a natural texture that doesn't give a strong sense of compression even when applied heavily.

  • It can be used to switch between three different compressors according to the song.

■ Recommended Usage

①nsert it before the vocal track.

It is advisable to align the volume fluctuations beforehand for easier subsequent work. Therefore, apply it before other plugins.

②Adjust the Gain and Peak Reduction to control the compression level.

As a guideline, aim for a maximum of -10 dB and a minimum of -2 dB. Apply it more deeply to ensure there are no uncovered parts and to achieve a consistent texture.

③Adjust the mix level.

As a guideline, aim for around 70%. It can also be set to 100%, but applying it deeply helps slightly suppress the sense of compression.

④Insert another compressor, such as FET or VCA, after this stage.

Although it can align the volume fluctuations to some extent, it is often not sufficient. Therefore, it is recommended to further adjust with a different type of compressor.

※Personally, I prefer the sound quality of the Teletronix LA-2A Gray.

※The usage described here is just an example. Adjust it according to your own preferences and other factors.

■ Basic Parameters

  • Peak Reduction: This parameter adjusts the amount of volume compression. Turning it to the right increases the compression, while turning it to the left decreases the compression.

  • Gain: This parameter is used to increase the volume that has been compressed by Peak Reduction.

  • Meter: It is a meter that displays gain reduction or output level.

  • On/Power Switch: This switch is used to turn the plugin effect on or off.

  • Compress/Limit: This allows you to change the compression ratio of the volume. Setting it to "Compress" will result in a compression ratio of approximately 3:1, while setting it to "Limit" will make the ratio infinite:1. *Teletronix LA-2 is only available in Limit mode.

  • Emphasis: Turning it counterclockwise reduces the sensitivity of the low-frequency range.

[Note] Attack: 10ms Release: 50% at 60ms, 100% at 500-5000ms


【Question】 Among Teletronix LA-2A Silver, Teletronix LA-2A Gray, and Teletronix LA-2, which one is most suitable for vocals? Please also explain the reason.

【Answer】 Teletronix LA-2A Silver and Teletronix LA-2A Gray are compressors that are well-suited for vocals, but the choice may vary depending on personal preference. Generally, it is said that Teletronix LA-2A Silver is more suitable for vocals. The reason is that Teletronix LA-2A Silver has a fast time constant, providing effective compression for vocals with rich transients (short-duration peaks). Vocals often involve rapid changes in dynamics, and the fast time constant of Teletronix LA-2A Silver helps smooth out the instantaneous volume fluctuations and enhances the expressiveness of vocals. On the other hand, Teletronix LA-2 has a slower time constant and was mentioned to bring transparency and excellent mood when used with legato tempos or vocals. However, to properly control the transients of vocals, versions like Silver or Gray with faster time constants would be more suitable. However, the final choice may vary depending on personal preference and the characteristics of the vocals. It is important to find the effect that best suits oneself through listening to various compressors and actual usage.


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