tracking with an LA2A is amazing.

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  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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    Wow, smoke

    Right in your face.

    Trying to get the same sound after vocals are printed doesn't compare. What a glorious sound tracking with an LA-2A.
    It makes me wonder how the Apollo and the LA-2A plug-in would stack up to the hardware. My guess is no contest to the real deal but if you have an Apollo, please chime in and let us know what you think.
     
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    As soon as I've got the stuff I'll let you know. By the end of next week I should have it in the flat and like I said, I intend to re-record the vocals for "Eagle". At least, I want to record another set of vocals and compare to the original. The difference in overall sound should be substantial, with the Peluso mic and the Apollo versus the TSM mic and the Babyface.
     
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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    Serp, you haven't been back for a while. Did you ever get your stuff set-up?
     
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    Hi Chris!

    Long time no write. Yes, I did in fact get my stuff set up—just in time for the birth of my second child. Need I say more? At the time I wrote the above response by boy was a little over a year old and I thought I'd find the time to record and produce. Now my boy is 6 and my daughter is 3 and I've hardly produced or composed any new music. I still have the gear, although I did contemplate selling it and wait until the kids are a little older and re-buy it or equivalent stuff. I opted to keep it though, for now. So I'm sorry to disappoint but I've not had any opportunity to try tracking with the UA LA-2A.

    On another note, have you heard of AudioJungle? I was thinking of maybe trying to earn a bit of money on the side selling music clips there.
     
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    audiokid Chris Staff

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    Been there too! Being a Dad and there for you kids is more important. Congratulations!

    Understandable! I look forward to the time you are back at it and share your experiences again. The LA-2A is a wonderful tool. Glad to hear you kept it!

    I haven't. Thanks for the link, we shall check it out!
     
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    audiokid Chris Staff

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    I've tried to get one here 3 times now. Can't seem to inspire Warm to do that without buying it. I suspect its pretty good for the price.
     
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    I'm reading the review now.
     
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    @DonnyThompson like Chris says UA stuff is nice. My only experience being UAD of course, since I have the UAD2 quad card. I was discussing the relevance of more modern plugins using modelling with a second year audio engineering student on Thursday. His example was an 1172 that they have a real one of. He commented you simply couldn’t separate them enough worth talking about.

    I think the important thing still is, how does the overall sound of the song rate when all is said and done.
     
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    @DonnyThompson

    you should contact Warm Audio and ask them for the loan of a demo unit to do a review. i'm sure theres a lot of interest and a nice review on RO can help them sell a few units.

    meanwhile, there's this from Tape Op
     
  13. DonnyThompson

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    I dunno Kurt ...Chris mentioned in his post above that he has has tried several times to get one to do a review; I doubt they'd give one to me to try if the administrator of RO couldn't get them to do it for him.
    I'd love to try one, though. Along with their 1176 Rev D clone and also the Pultec clone they make as well. I guess I could ask... The worst that happens is they say no, which would be the answer I would expect to get anyway.
    :)
     
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    (My 19 year RO policy)
    I won't do anything here unless, at the very least can keep what we promote. That is assuming we endorse it for what it is targeted for as well. I also don't, under any circumstance renew ads that don't live up to what they say they are. Which has only happened a few times in 19 years.

    Being said, they would likely lend it to you in exchange for a good review though (good trade for them and likely you). If you liked it, the norm would be to give you the accommodation pricing, after the review.
     
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    PS,
    I think you would do a respectfully fantastic review that was earnest and informative. I think the timing is perfect for it, I'd be sure to mention the project you are on right now and (to help) I will put it in our resource section as my contribution towards your project as well!

    I actually think you could have a great career doing reviews.(y)
     
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    Thanks Chris.
    I've done very few reviews, mostly what I've done here is to go over the history of famous pieces; their origins, revisions, explanations of what the various functions and settings do. I'm the son of a history teacher, I guess that must have rubbed off on me. ;)
    I'm happy to try... though I don't know how much credence or weight I could lend, certainly not as much as you, having owned all the real hardware they are cloning, as well as being RO's CEO.... or Kurt or Boswell's knowledge of all things analog. I'm happy to admit that I'm a fairly good writer, although I'm not sure that's enough to qualify me.
    I'd be happy to contact them and ask, though, if you guys think I should. If you have any contact info for the company that would be helpful.

    :)
     
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