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LA-2A Leveling Amplifier Deep Dive



In this weeks episode, Chris and Jody take another deep dive into a classic piece of kit. This time, the LA-2A Leveling Amplifier. They take brief look at the history of the unit, it’s different versions, through software versions as well how they like to use it in their workflow and mixes.

As always, there’s also some nonsense discussed. 

And if you’re keeping score at home, the Logic emulation is called ‘Vintage Opto’.

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Gear we used:
Jody’s Mic & Voice Chain: Telefunken C12 – ApolloUA Neve 1073 – UA LA2A – UA Studer A800
Jody’s Channel Strip: iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise – iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick – UA Neve 1073 – UA LA2A – UA 1176E

Chris’ Mic & Voice Chain: Slate ML1 – Apogee Duet – Slate VMR (FG12, FG73, API Eq, SSL 4kE) – iZotope RX 7 Voice – DeNoise
Chris’ Channel Strip: Eventide Precision Time Align – iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise – iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick – UA Neve 1073 – UA LA2A – UA 1176E

Master: Oek Sound Soothe 2iZotope Ozone 9 Imager – iZotope Ozone 9 Maximize.

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If you want to collaborate, sponsor a podcast, donate, or want us to review your product – contact us at: collaborate@insidetherecordingstudio.com


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EQ Types and Terms

That ever mysterious staple to mixing, EQ. Chris and Jody discuss the most common types of EQ types and what they’re generally used for when creating sounds, recording, and more. Should you be cutting? Should you be boosting? Or should there be some sort of combo between cuts and boosts? What is corrective EQ? Find all this out. It’s also not unlikely that there will be some nonsense discussed.

We do give a little tribute to Eddie Van Halen in this episode as well.

Shoutout to: Waves, Fab Filter, Pultec, iZotope, Maag, Marcel Jacob, BOSS, Steven Slate, Seymour Duncan, TSE Bass Overdrive, BOSS GT-1000CORE, and Justin Sayne.

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Gear we used:
Jody’s Mic & Voice Chain: Telefunken C12 – ApolloUA Neve 1073 – UA LA2A – UA Studer A800
Jody’s Channel Strip: iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise – iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick – UA Neve 1073 – UA LA2A – UA 1176E

Chris’ Mic & Voice Chain: Slate ML1 – Apogee Duet – Slate VMR (FG12, FG73, API Eq, SSL 4kE) – iZotope RX 7 Voice – DeNoise
Chris’ Channel Strip: Eventide Precision Time Align – iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise – iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick – UA Neve 1073 – UA LA2A – UA 1176E

Master: Oek Sound Soothe 2iZotope Ozone 9 Imager – iZotope Ozone 9 Maximize.

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If you want to collaborate, sponsor a podcast, donate, or want us to review your product – contact us at: collaborate@insidetherecordingstudio.com


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The 1176 Limiting Amplifier Deep Dive



The 1176 is considered a classic in the audio world. What exactly is the 1176? What type of compressor is it? What kind of controls? Chris & Jody go thru the history of the 1176, various brands of it, hardware and software. It’s also not unlikely that there will also be some nonsense discussed.

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Gear we used:
Jody’s Mic & Voice Chain: Telefunken C12 – ApolloUA Neve 1073 – UA LA2A – UA Studer A800
Jody’s Channel Strip: iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise – iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick – UA Neve 1073 – UA LA2A – UA 1176E

Chris’ Mic & Voice Chain: Slate ML1 – Apogee Duet – Slate VMR (FG12, FG73, API Eq, SSL 4kE) – iZotope RX 7 Voice – DeNoise
Chris’ Channel Strip: Eventide Precision Time Align – iZotope RX 8 Spectral DeNoise – iZotope RX 8 Mouth DeClick – UA Neve 1073 – UA LA2A – UA 1176E

Master: Oek Sound Soothe 2iZotope Ozone 9 Imager – iZotope Ozone 9 Maximize.

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If you want to collaborate, sponsor a podcast, donate, or want us to review your product – contact us at: collaborate@insidetherecordingstudio.com


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