LT Sound Company History
Over 45Years In Business – (Started in 1976)
Long before Karaoke became popularized in the United States, we invented the Thompson Vocal EliminatorTM back in 1976. The first units were analog and we quickly developed the reputation as THE company for Vocal EliminationTM Over the years we have also developed many other products for recording studio usage including Compressors, Limiters, Reverbs, Parametric Equalizers, and Crossovers. With the introduction of the Digital units in 1994, we decided to concentrate all of our efforts primarily on Vocal EliminationTM, Vocal Enhancement, and Key Transposition.
Our algorithms in these areas are in a continual state of evolution and refinement. The product you purchase from us today will be state of the art and with our upgrade able software, you will be able to take advantage of future enhancements.
Where We Are
We are located just outside Atlanta, GA on a private 52 acre estate which houses our manufacturing facility. Feel free to contact us by phone at (770)482-4836.
Who I Am
To understand my company and what drives it, you are going to have to understand me. I’m Lacy Thompson, Jr. First, Last, and Always I am a Singer. Singing has been my chief passion since the age of 13. I never set out to start a company when I invented the Vocal EliminatorTM in 1976. I was pursuing my singing dreams. After exhausting myself trying to record my own background tracks the “There’s GOT to be a better Way!” echoing in my mind produced the Vocal EliminatorTM It was to be my “secret weapon” in producing my own free, professional quality, instantly available music from recordings I wanted to sing.
Starting a company was the Last thing on my mind! It was only months later when I decided that perhaps, in the short term, I could make a better living making and selling my “magic box” than singing. It never was meant to be more than a two or three year gig and was supposed to be a “stepping stone” back to my real passion of singing. I was 22 years old at the time, and that was almost 35 years ago.
Making money, or running a Big company doesn’t excite me. Singing Does ! Designing Superior Products to meet the needs of people like myself who are truly Passionate about Singing is the chief objective of my company LT Sound. My products are a by-product of my personal passion for singing. I’ll use any crutch I can get to make my voice sound its best. That’s why so many people who buy the Vocal EliminatorTM for the background music are astounded by how their voice sounds so much better through it than they have every heard it sound before, even in studios!
I am convinced it is my passion for singing and my being an actual “user” of my equipment that gives my companies designs their edge. Focus, Commitment, Constantly Elevating Standards, Being an End-User of Your Designs, and Passion! they make all the difference in the world!
I sincerely hope you, as a singer, derive as much pleasure from the VE-7 as I do.
If singing is your passion, it will likely be the most important purchase you will ever make as a singer.
Lacy Thompson, Jr.
PS: I frequently talk to customers who are seeking vocal instruction. Even professional singers recognize that a truly exceptional coach can open new vistas in an already accomplished singer. When I tell people who have heard me sing that I take vocal instruction, they are taken aback, as I already sing a level that is beyond most professional singers. For years I was in awe of the “vocal gymnastics” that Andy Williams could achieve in the early sixties and thought some of it was simply beyond my reach though I do have a wide vocal range already. I have been studying with Jeffrey Allen http://www.vocalsuccess.com/ via video conference (he is in California and I am in Georgia) and have been astounded at some of the capacities I have added. Most of it has been “undoing” some of my notions about singing that were in the way. If you are serious about achieving your maximum capability as a singer, I would highly recommend Jeffrey.
Good Luck – Lacy Thompson, Jr.