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LA Studio Comp LA-2A or LA-3A?

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I've always thought the LA Studio Compressor was based on an LA-2A, but really the parameters match an LA-3A and not an LA-2A. Is the LA-2A really the model, or is it the LA-3A which might be better for guitar? Anyone else notice this?

 

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mark

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The controls match the LA-2A very well. 
I don't think that the LA-3A had an emphasis control...

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I am not an expert on vintage compressors, but.... The LA-2A's Gain and Gain reduction are 0-100. The LA-3A measures gain and peak reduction using a 0-10 scale. Also the LA-3A does have emphasis control (it's on the back see this article and screen shot of HF Contour)

https://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/49/la-3a-audio-leveler-reissue/

 

 

teletronix_la3a_carousel.jpg

 

Image result for la-2a

 

 

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4 hours ago, mark_gamache said:

One more thing. Because of the faster attack times the LA-3A is preferred vs LA-2A for fast transient sources (Drums and Guitars) according to these links:

 

https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/universal-audio-la-2a-versus-la-3a/

https://www.uaudio.com/blog/la-2a-vs-la-3a-explained/

 

Don't get hung up on that... the LA2A is an amazing guitar compressor with a huge track record of it's own. 

LA2A, LA3A, 1176 Black, 1176 Blue..... Potato/Potahto, Tomato/Tomahto...  ALL GREAT COMPS! 

 

Above is your answer from a reputable source.. it is an LA2A model

 

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Right, I see that @ADBrown is a Line6 employee and knows way more than I do of course. It feels like the LA Studio comp is faster than the LA-2A emulations that I've used (Waves + Black Rooster).  I like the LA Studio sound and use it in a final block to glue my sound together (ala Jason Sadites). But, I want to put the HX Stomp in the middle of my chain and use another pedal for compression (TC HyperGravity). Just wanted to dial in the HyperGravity to get close to the LA Studio Comp. 

 

Is there a good way to measure a compressor's effect (Like using Adobe Audition with generated wave forms)?

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