वीडियो समीक्षा: यूए ला 2A बनाम एनआई Softube कुलपति 2A गोलीबारी

Both the Universal Audio LA 2A and NI's Softube VC 2A are modelled on the original LA2A hardware compressor. Paul Bissell puts both to the test in this video review shootout.  
The VC 2A and LA 2A stack up very well against each other.

कुलपति 2A और ला 2A एक दूसरे के खिलाफ बहुत अच्छी तरह से हो चुकी है.

के एक मालिक और दैनिक उपयोगकर्ता के रूप में यूनिवर्सल ऑडियो LA610 mic पूर्व (610 mic पूर्व, LA2A कंप्रेसर कॉम्बो) मैं अपने दिमाग में अच्छी तरह से जमा हुआ LA2A ध्वनि है. मैं भी एक पहले फोन जाने के लिए कई मुखर जंजीरों में के रूप में प्लग में UAD LA2A है. मूल उपकरण और एक देशी (गैर हार्डवेयर त्वरित) संस्करण जारी Softube के साथ, मैं यह हार्डवेयर, और यूनिवर्सल ऑडियो स्वयं का डिजिटल अनुकरण दोनों के साथ तुलना कैसे देखने के लिए उत्सुक था.

यूए मूल इकाई को उनके LA2A अनुकरण पूरी तरह से वफादार रखा जबकि, Softube कुछ अतिरिक्त सुविधाओं को जोड़ा. कुलपति 2A (कुलपति = विंटेज कंप्रेसर), समानांतर संपीड़न, मोटा कपड़ा या प्रभाव के लिए एक sidechain सर्किट, और डिटेक्टर सर्किट में एक उच्च मार्ग फिल्टर की अनुमति के लिए एक मिश्रण / मिश्रण नियंत्रण भी शामिल है. यह कम आवृत्तियों के लिए प्रतिकूल प्रतिक्रिया से कंप्रेसर रहता है.

ऊपर Stacking - LA2A और VC2A

तो कैसे Softube अनुकरण हो चुकी किया? वास्तव में, वास्तव में अच्छी तरह से. वे दोनों आप ध्वनि है कि मिल जाएगा. आप निर्णय घड़ी और नीचे दोनों के बीच ऑडियो गोलीबारी सुनने के लिए और अपने खुद बना सकते हैं. लेकिन आप को ध्यान में रखने की जरूरत चीजों के एक जोड़े हैं. कोई भी दो मूल हार्डवेयर LA2As कभी सटीक एक ही होने जा रहे हैं. हार्डवेयर इकाइयों को अलग कर रहे हैं इस प्रकार, यदि फिर नकल या प्लग इन मॉडलिंग की है और साथ ही अलग होने जा रहे हैं, और वास्तव में मामला यहाँ thats.

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Hi paul,

What about the waves plugin? I think is waves cal 2a?

I know the topic is little sensitive and depending on such factors as taste, sound... And asking which one is the best might sound a little bit strange, but which one you would pick?

How does the waves compare with the others?

Best regards,
Paul Bissell
Hi Leonard,
The simple answer is that I don't have the Waves version :)
I just did a quite Google search for "UAD Waves LA2A" and I see many. many posts about this already. Softube and NI are pretty much new comers, and so to be honest, I thought it would 'sound like a compressor' and that would be that. I was surprised how it captured the vibe - which is what you want in the end - well, what I want at least. The polarity invert / sum to cancel thing was just to give some kind of objective measure to my subjective opinion.
There are quite a few LA2A emulations - or at least plug-ins that compress and put a "two knobbed, simple silver interface" on the front. Therefore, the comparisons and shootouts could go on and on.

I don't mean to push back on your question, but honestly, the term "best" is one that is completely contextual, and since the context is so different in every song it is pretty much impossible to quantify.
The LA2A does 'that thing' which could be characterized as a smooth, silky, and warm - BUT it also exacerbates sibilance in vocals and leads to a front end bump that can be so "wrong" in many situations. A fast attack 1176 wouldn't have those same issues - but would have its own.

My article was written to say that these plug-ins by Softube/NI that come as a part of the larger Komplete 9 Ultimate package (which is mostly about sample instruments - not plug-ins!) are of similar quality to those of UAD - who in this case also make the hardware units of this model. Waves is native as well so that would be another kind of shootout I guess, and then there are the CLA versions which have their own thing...Bombfactory.....etc

Paul Bissell

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