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3. Three things to try with White 2A
1 The LA-2A works wonders on drums when directly inserted, but for extra control, use it for parallel compression. Stick it on a send/return bus, push the Peak Reduction to max and balance the Gain, then raise the send to it from your drums until you find the right combo of source-signal dynamics and LA-2A punch.
2 As well as the sonic modification that’s brought in by the gain reduction, the analogue circuitry of the LA-2A imparts a warmth and vibe that could be beneficial to almost any signal. Here, you can hear White 2A as it not only enhances the attack of the notes, but also subtly fattens up the overall tone.
3 Unlike the real, mono LA-2A, White 2A is a stereo processor, and it can even work in mid-side mode, applying compression independently to the mono centre and sides of a stereo signal. Switch the controls between the two with the M and S buttons, and process both together by clicking the = button.