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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Mar-18 > GOLDEN AGE PROJECT COMP-2A £560


Does this authentic valve recreation of the classic LA-2A compressor/limiter have what it takes to hit the peaks? John Pickford puts it to the test…

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Last year, I reviewed Golden Age Project’s Comp-3A, the solid-state version of the valve (or tube, if you prefer) unit on test here. Both units’ origins can be traced back to Teletronix’s LA-2A, the legendary optical compressor launched way back in 1962 – the year The Beatles released their first single.

The Comp-2A is a 2U, half-rack, single-channel compressor/limiter with transformer-balanced input and output. It’s an optical-compressor design based around GAP’s version of the original T4 electro-optical gain-reduction module, used in the original Teletronix LA-2A. This unit’s T4B module makes use of two carefully matched Silonex NSL5910 photoresistors and a long-life electroluminescent panel for its gain control.

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About MusicTech

Now settled into 2018 we look ahead to the future of music. With NAMM 2018 behind us we had a chance to ponder on the many new and exciting pieces of tech we saw and their impact on music creation. In this issue, we bring you our annual show report, containing info on all the latest tech that you can expect to get your hands on in 2018. In keeping with the ‘future’ theme, our lead interview highlights the work of the legendary technological pioneers at the Bell Labs and their collaboration with artist Beatie Wolfe. Their augmented reality, 3D work Raw Space reimagines the album as a multi-sensory, immersive experience. We also speak to Aki Mäkivirta from Genelec about the advanced tech at the heart of the award-winning The Ones monitors. Elsewhere this issue, we have a guide to taking your mixes to the stage, our usual tips and tutorials and an expanded reviews section. We hope you enjoy the issue…