(Freebe!) If you haven't got an LA-2A compressor....

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(Freebe!) If you haven't got an LA-2A compressor....

Post by PeppaPig » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:53 pm

Computer Music are giving Ik Multimedia's excellent T-RackS "White 2A" away with this month's issue - so okay,it's not free but £6.99 - worth every penny for this superb compressor.

Some other notable Computer Music plugins which come with every issue which I still use despite having plenty of top-end stuff - including most of the UAD greats.

D16 GroupFrontier - great clean limiting, or nice soft clip mode.
SKnote Snap - quick to use transient enhancer, no better or worse than Cubase's but definitely different sound to it which sometimes works better - particularly on snares).
Accoustic Audio Pink - a decent API EQ - very creamy and lush.
Audiothing ValveFilter, nice valve filters
PSP cmDelay - can't have enough delays! Like everything from PSP this sounds great.
Lindex 6X-500-CM really nice preamp - great for fattening kicks - really warm
Sonimus SatsonCM another nice warming channel emulation.
Both of the two above I've used to good effect on every channel of a (retro) mix, when I've had to mix away from home and didn't have my UAD gear with me. (along with Variety Of Sounds deeply impressive tape saturation (FerricTDS) https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/downloads/ )
Cubase Pro 10.00.40, 9.5, Pro9.0.20. WaveLab 9 EL. UA Apollo Quad FW, UA PCI Octo, UA Satelite Quad, Adam T5V, Golden Audio pre73 DLX, Behringer ADA8200, Joe Meek AC3, Intel i7 6850x@4.2Ghz (6C/12T), Asus x99 Deluxe II, AMD 6450 HD, Windows 10 Pro, Samsung 860 and 850 SSDs, 64Gb RAM - Melodyne Studio, Komplete ultimate 11, Halion 6, GA,GA2,GA3,GA4 (+sp), OZ6, OZ7, OZ8 adv, Neutron Adv, BFD3, SoundToys rack, Panorama P1, M-Audio Oxygen, Yamaha YPP55 - outboard: PRO VLAII, Digitech Time machine RDS4000, 1950s Ferrograph Series 5, Mics: AKG C1000S, Rode NT2A and M5 pair, SE2200A, SE X1R, Fame-VT67 (cheap valve U67 clone), Heil PR20&PR22, Behringer Mic2200 used for reamping with a bit of nastiness!

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Re: (Freebe!) If you haven't got an LA-2A compressor....

Post by PeppaPig » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:27 pm

PS another great thing about the TRackS White 2A which makes it mega useful even if you have other quality LA2As is it has Stereo/Mono and (unusually for a LA2A) Mid/Side modes. I find the side mode really is nice in things like brass or horn blasts when they are used as little motifs for ear candy.
Cubase Pro 10.00.40, 9.5, Pro9.0.20. WaveLab 9 EL. UA Apollo Quad FW, UA PCI Octo, UA Satelite Quad, Adam T5V, Golden Audio pre73 DLX, Behringer ADA8200, Joe Meek AC3, Intel i7 6850x@4.2Ghz (6C/12T), Asus x99 Deluxe II, AMD 6450 HD, Windows 10 Pro, Samsung 860 and 850 SSDs, 64Gb RAM - Melodyne Studio, Komplete ultimate 11, Halion 6, GA,GA2,GA3,GA4 (+sp), OZ6, OZ7, OZ8 adv, Neutron Adv, BFD3, SoundToys rack, Panorama P1, M-Audio Oxygen, Yamaha YPP55 - outboard: PRO VLAII, Digitech Time machine RDS4000, 1950s Ferrograph Series 5, Mics: AKG C1000S, Rode NT2A and M5 pair, SE2200A, SE X1R, Fame-VT67 (cheap valve U67 clone), Heil PR20&PR22, Behringer Mic2200 used for reamping with a bit of nastiness!

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