Overloud GEM Comp LA

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1154 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:42 am

Looks interesting.
https://youtu.be/trXfUf9rpkw
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

Dasheesh
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3555 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: Overloud GEM Comp LA

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:02 pm

really liking the GEM collection. i'm still waiting for oversampling settings in my GEM FET, but i'll bet this is one of the better LA's you'll find if you are in the market for yet ... another LA. trying to talk myself into it, but i have so many... lol

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6682 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Re: Overloud GEM Comp LA

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:46 pm

Dasheesh wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:02 pm
really liking the GEM collection. i'm still waiting for oversampling settings in my GEM FET, but i'll bet this is one of the better LA's you'll find if you are in the market for yet ... another LA. trying to talk myself into it, but i have so many... lol
The oversampling in the GEM670 is nothing to write home about. It's so bad I thought it was broken and emailed them about a possible bug in the implementation. They basically said they'd forward the suggestion about improving their implementation to the developers. Haven't tried the LA yet but honestly probably won't. The LA-2A in TrackComp sounds amazing and gets very close to my hardware clone.

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KVRian
1154 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: Overloud GEM Comp LA

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:17 pm

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:46 pm
The LA-2A in TrackComp sounds amazing and gets very close to my hardware clone.
That's good to hear.
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

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dionenoid
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404 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Re: Overloud GEM Comp LA

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:11 pm

Yay. Another LA-2A.
More BPM please

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Re: Overloud GEM Comp LA

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:21 pm

Except that this models LA-3A as well.
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dionenoid
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404 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Re: Overloud GEM Comp LA

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:27 pm

Yay. Another LA-3A.
More BPM please

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Halonmusic
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2837 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Overloud GEM Comp LA

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:11 pm

dionenoid wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:11 pm
Yay. Another LA-2A.
dionenoid wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Yay. Another LA-3A.
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escalona
KVRian
528 posts since 16 Jan, 2018 from Portland, OR USA

Re: Overloud GEM Comp LA

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:18 pm

I honestly wanted to love this and all other GEMs. I was really glad when the fairchild came out, and then I put a demo against some of the ones I already have and the truth is that, while sounding good, I couldn't justify paying for something that wasn't really that much better (or just simply better). In the end, I kept using the Slate one.
Last night I put this one next to the BRA LA2A and LA3A, so far my favorites along with DMG TrackComp, and couldn't once again justify getting it. Though it sounded slightly different, there wasn't any clear advantages for the habitual uses I put these guys on.

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Endor-8o8
KVRian
1001 posts since 29 Apr, 2012 from Paris

Re: Overloud GEM Comp LA

Post Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:22 am

escalona wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:18 pm
I honestly wanted to love this and all other GEMs. I was really glad when the fairchild came out, and then I put a demo against some of the ones I already have and the truth is that, while sounding good, I couldn't justify paying for something that wasn't really that much better (or just simply better). In the end, I kept using the Slate one.
Last night I put this one next to the BRA LA2A and LA3A, so far my favorites along with DMG TrackComp, and couldn't once again justify getting it. Though it sounded slightly different, there wasn't any clear advantages for the habitual uses I put these guys on.
One serious regret I have with the BRA LA series is their stubbonness in not wanting to add
an output trim and modelling the "R37" side-chain behaviour. That's where the Overloud and the DMG are one step above, functionalities offered for the price. So if one doesn't have the BRA plugs, one should go for the DMG or the Overloud in my opinion. :tu:

Still, I don't hear the same behaviour from the BRA and Overloud LA2A as the UAD plugins. They sound fatter, more organic and rounding/breathing than the others...hard to tell but there's a real difference to me. I have no experience with a real LA2A so that's juste my impressions in the software domain.
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