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Re: Compressor Questions

9/26/2002 6:21 PM
Peter Cornell
Re: Compressor Questions
This sounds a bit strange to me. The LA-2 is not a fet style compressor. The compression element is a combination of a LDR & electro-luminescent display. It can be simulated with a LRD-LDR combo but with difficulty.  
 
The LA-2 is also a tube compressor. No solid state electronics except for the bridge rectifier in the PSU. Maybe they are referring to the Urei 1176 which a solid state/fet compressor.  
 
See the schematics below. It would be interesting to hear what the menatone sounds like in a studio situation, e.g. on vocals.  
 
http://w3.one.net/~robgrow/circuits/la-2a/la-2a.html  
http://www.waltzingbear.com/%7Eaudio/Schematics/Schematics.html  
 
Regards  
Peter