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Universal Audio LA-610 Mk IIItem ID: LA610mk2
Vacuum Tube Microphone/Instrument/Line Preamp with EQ and Optical Compressor
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Legendary LA-2A and 610 Mic Pre in One!The LA-610 Mk II brings UA's legendary vintage "all tube" luxury sound into a modern channel strip format by combining the 610 mic pre/EQ/DI section and a T4 opto-compressor into a single 2U design with a ground-breaking price! For a limited time, UA is issuing a "mark II" of their famous LA-610, sporting true bypass on the compressor circuit, larger metering, improved output signal, and super-cool "Black on Black" cosmetics. If you're looking for a sound that's steeped in history, check out the LA-610 Mk II!
Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II at a Glance:
New version of a studio classic
The LA-610 Mk II is a re-tooled version of UA's best-selling professional audio channel strip. For audiophiles, the mark II includes true bypass in the compressor circuit and improved output signal. The LA-610 mkII has also been given a unique interior and exterior cosmetic upgrade, and its distinctive "black-face" look sets it clearly apart from the "classic" LA-610.
Compression with the same musical control of the LA-2A
The 610 tube preamp, DI, and EQ is identical to the original LA-610, and is based on the legendary console modules developed by Bill Putnam in the 60's. Countless classics have been recorded using these preamps, noted for their musical character and warmth. The simple operation and program dependent nature of the LA-610 Mk II T4 compressor provides the same extremely musical control that has made the LA-2A such a well-loved classic for over 40 years. The LA-610 Mk II packs tremendous sonic versatility and is an ideal front-end for tracking with modern DAW's and the serious project studio looking to get the UA sonic experience: real quality and character at an accessible price. After the preamp section, the LA-610 Mk II offers a T4 optical compressor with true bypass. The electro-optical detector or "T4 cell", is the very heart and soul of the Teletronix LA-2A. The unique combination of electroluminescent panel and photo-resistors inside the T4 cell are the crucial circuit components that give both these compressors their signature sound.
Great front end for digital recording
The LA-610 Mk II packs tremendous sonic versatility and is an ideal front end for tracking with modern DAWs and the serious project studio looking to get the UA sonic experience : real quality and character at an accessible price.
Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II Features at a Glance:
Revisit a studio classic with the UA LA-610 Mk II!
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Reviewsbased on 25 reviews
by Disque from Scottsdale, AZWhat is NOT to love about the LA-610? This is my go-to channel for recording the "slammin" bass tracks. Active P Bass? No Problem. Passive classic Gretsch Hollowbody? No Problem. I use this on kick, s... read more [+]nare, vocals..... but this is THE channel for bass. Absolutely worth every dollar. I'm planning on purchasing another in the future. close [-]
May 22, 2013
Music Background: Producer, Session Player
Universal Audio LA-610 rules!
by Rafael from United StatesI use this on just about everything in my recordings and it gives me that great warm tube awesomeness that I need. What is also great about this is, you can dial in some great EQ before you enter the... read more [+] console or interface. See, one thing I learned from some great producers is, ALWAYS get the sound you want BEFORE you hit the console. This Mic Pre has a nice EQ that you can use to carve your sound before you record so that you don't need to do much EQ afterwards. The compressor/limiter in this unit - same thing. Dial in what you want ahead of the game, then you won't need to mess with frequencies so much afterwards. Great channel strip! Worth every penny! close [-]
April 16, 2013
Music Background: Recording Musician
Bread and Butter
by Dustin Wayne from Salt Lake City, UTI'm very satisfied with the quality and tone I get out of this amp. The compressor is perfectly paired. I've used it on vocals, guitars, and many other instruments. It is my go to for lead vox. Th... read more [+]is is the bread and butter of most professional studios - it is the hammer in the toolbox. A must have - UA's LA610 has stood the test of time and will continue to be used for professional projects for years to come. I highly suggest this amp. close [-]
February 25, 2013
Music Background: Musician, Engineer, Producer
by Jacob Tijerina from USAadds creamy milkiness to the voice (live).
November 26, 2012
Music Background: self-employed musician
my bass fell in love with how this lays to track.
This is one of the most popular preamps here at Sweetwater. The LA-610 combines tweakability with consistant reliability for the engineer that really knows what he is doing. The secret to this legendary box is pairing it with the right mic and the right settings. The longer you spend with the LA-610 the more you will fall in love.
Universal Audio LA-610 Mk II
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