Really thrilled with the LA-610!

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by EricWatkins, May 3, 2008.

  1. EricWatkins

    EricWatkins Active Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Decatur Il
    Man, I've been fighting alot of gremlins in my studio since I stepped it up a notch but today I was actually able to open a Cubase project and start making things work. I finally got a chance to plug in the LA-610 that has been sitting there for a couple of months with little attention. I plugged my $300 Peavey bass into it and started messing with the eq and the compressor. A couple of minutes later I was just thinking to myself, "So that's how they do it!". The eq on that thing sounds soooo sweet. I dont know how they do it but it is amazingly sweet with a boost of 4.5 db at 200 hz. Between that and the compressor and then dropping the pick for a minute I realized that it has that same sweet tone that just seems to pop right out of the mix in so many songs I've heard. It reminds me of my bass player's live sound that he gets with his ampeg. Sweet sweet sweet! I hope I can figure out how to get more popular tones out of it but it'd almost be worth it just for this one. Just wanted to share my enthusiasm. Peace out
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    that's part of it

    now you're getting closer
    knowing how to get the sound is about the way you play and the equipment you use and then HOW you use it and mix this sound in to the song

    the BIG trick it is about knowing the sound you want BEFORE you hit record

    a good song, good gear and then good instruments
    make it much easier and all more enjoyable

    good luck 8)
  3. sshack

    sshack Active Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    On the internet a lot of people kind of beat this piece of gear up for one reason or another, so I was hesitant to purchase one but I took the plunge following my gut with what I was looking for in terms of sound and flexibility. I'm glad I did. It was a little tough to 'figure out' how to get what I wanted out of it, but now that I have, I'm very happy with it as well. I think it's a great piece for the money.

    I'm with you on the EQ...that's what started to get me thinking that buying the matching EQ for my Great River would be a cool thing to have.

  4. EricWatkins

    EricWatkins Active Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Decatur Il
    I just used it to record a vocal on an acoustic track this weekend. If I can permission from the writer, I'll post it later.
  5. Crankitup

    Crankitup Guest

    have you tried using the compressor on subgroups or pre-recording tracks? do people even do that with the la-610? i'm thinking about getting one myself, but i think i might just save up a few extra bucks and go for a 6176...
  6. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    While I really like and prefer the 6176, I recently obtained an LA610 in a trade for services. I wasn't expecting to be blown away, and I wasn't, but it is a good sounding tool.

    I often like the color I can get with the compressor enabled and the gain reduction set .5 or less, trying to keep the meter from moving. I may try to mod it do something so that the compressor is something that is much more usefull and desired.

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