In this inteview, Steve Aoki gives us a look to the main gear he use to produce records in both of his studios : The ''Neon Future Cave'' in Las Vegas, NV and the ''Dim Mak Studio'' in Los Angeles, CA. > Then I’m adding some inbox compression with the Universal Audio 1176LN compressor and the Teletronix LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler.more
Use on Digital synths for an analog warmth.
> I'm using a lot of the Universal Audio plug-ins, which are fantastic emulations of original analogue stuff. Now I'm able to use emulations of a lot of the old analogue compressors, like the Fairchild or the 1176, and the EMT 140 plate — many of the things they were using at the time.more
Quote from Universal Audio Producer's Corner: "The UAD Powered Plug-Ins library is the longest-standing and most extensively used software processing collection in the Zoot Woman studio. Since installing the first UAD-1 Project PAK in 2003, the only move away has been the upgrade to the UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Cards. The plug-ins first introduced to me are still in full effect: the 1176LN and LA-2A feature on most of the live and studio recordings."more
"On action-oriented film sequences where drums play a major role, I don’t know what I’d do without the 1176 Plug-In Collection. The new AE version is so spectacular. The 2:1 ratio gives me options I didn’t have before, and when you want a bit more distortion and rock, the A Bluestripe version is perfect — an incredible emulation. As a side note, I have two hardware LA-2A’s, and an original 1176, and I could not be happier with the sound from this plug-in collection."more
Wow, not bad. Not like having the hardware but not bad.
I've used these a lot & I don't have the usual list of complaints. I track with outboard hardware whenever possible but I've had lots of situations where I ran outta hardware channels & inserted this and/or the LA2A & was pleasantly surprised.
Sound better than any other plugin "version" I've heard yet. Can't believe I'm saying it but they don't just control, they sound good. I've tried subbing them out for other options & these just sound more pleasing to my ears.
Not like the hardware but I'd feel good recommending these.