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ADL Comps?

Discussion in 'Compressors / Limiters (analog)' started by coldsnow, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

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    Hi,
    Anyone tried ADL comps? What do you think? Suppose to be an LA2a copy.
    Thanks
     
  2. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Guest

    I seem to remember our other moderator saying they were first call for steel guitar...

    I have only used one, but it was apparently modded ( not sure what was done) so that the attack, decay, and output "color" was changed. Sounded great, but I have noidea about the stock models
     
  3. Roy Finch

    Roy Finch Guest

    Yes, I've used 'em... they are very fine compressors. Four words: warm, full, punchy, smooth. also well built.
     
  4. Melange

    Melange Guest

    I've used the mono compressor (model 1000 I think) and thought it was great. It's my understanding that they're built to resemble an LA2A, so take that for what it's worth. I've used it regularly at a studio that didn't have an LA2A, so I used it where I would normally use that instead. Vocal, bass, electric gtr occaisionally... I haven't missed an LA2A while using the ADL, so take that for what it's worth also. Thumbs up here...
     
  5. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

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    My understanding was that there was no serious attempt to remake the LA-2's transformers, instead going with more modern ones. That might be good or bad, depending on your application, your ears, barometric pressure, . . .

    Bear
     
  6. Micah

    Micah Guest

    I rented a LA-2A and the ADL 1000 one time. The LA-2A blew it away on vocals, bass and acoustic gtr. The ADL sucked down on the sound too much, while the LA-2A let me slam it and remained fat.
     
  7. Dave McNair

    Dave McNair Active Member

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    The ADL is a great unit, although I don't think it sounds very much like the LA2a that it was intended to copy. FWIW, I think the stereo model sondes better than the mono, go figure. I will tell you this, Sheryl Crow used an ADL on her forthcoming record.
     
  8. Micah

    Micah Guest

    Mcsnare,
    Do you happen to know what instrument she used the ADL on?
     
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