Art Pro VLA
This product is no longer being sold and has been replaced by Art Pro VLA II
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Art Pro VLA : theaudioandvideoguy's user review
"a great hardware compressor"
The Art Pro VLA will give you a great natural compression to your music, and a great full and thick sound that you cant deny and that you probably wont be able to get anywhere else. When I first purchased this I wasn’t too sure about my decision. I have done a lot of research on it before I purchased it last year and everyone kept saying it was great, but I don’t think of my self as an amateur anymore and it seemed like most amateurs where the ones who where commenting on it. I wanted a real proffesional oppinion on it, so I called up musicians friend and a sales guy was really selling me this piece of gear and he was telling me how natural the compression sounded and worth it that it would be to purchase this piece of gear. So I decided to give it a go and see what happened, and I was in aw on how good it actually was and how well rounded and full it made everything sound. It is great in the studio and even better in a live situation which really surprised me that it would perform that well live.
It has pretty basic options like threshold, ration atack, release and output and the threshold range is -30 db to 20 db with a freq response of 10hz - 100 kHz. It will only take up 2 rack spaces and only weights around 10 pounds which is pretty light.
Sound is great, very full and rich. I couldn’t say how good it really is. You will have to give it a try and see if you like it, im sure you will and if you don’t you can always return it.
Overall, it’s a great piece of hardware. Most people arent using hardware compressers anymore but I am still all for them and they are worth the buy. Nothing will compress like hardware gear can, it has been doing it forever.