ADL Comps?

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

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  1. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    May 14, 2001
    Mogadore, OH
    Anyone tried ADL comps? What do you think? Suppose to be an LA2a copy.
  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

    Jan 4, 2001
    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, . . .

  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

    Mar 6, 2001
    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

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