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by J. Peltzer (1/2/2015):

I had the opportunity to A/B this compressor plug against many others and found this to be the ... Read more

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Overview

Teletronix® LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler Plug-In

Signature Solid State Electro-Optical Compressor In Powered Plug-In Format

The LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler made its debut at the 1969 NY AES show, and marked the departure from the tube design of the Teletronix LA-2A. The LA-3A incorporated components and design concepts from the Putnam-designed 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, giving the LA-3A its own distinctive sound. This plug-in provides the same unique compression character and solid mid-range — capable of moving sounds right to the front of your speakers — that make its analog counterpart a favorite among audio professionals everywhere.

Immediately embraced as a studio workhorse, the LA-3A is still widely used today. Engineers and producers the world over favor the LA-3A for its unique compression characteristics and sonic signature. Modeled from a unit in UA’s vintage collection, our digital emulation of the LA-3A faithfully captures the hardware’s sound, working magic on vocals, guitars and drums.

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Reviews

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  • The Glitch Mob

    “The UAD LA-3A plug-in is one of our favorite sound design tools and we frequently use it to destroy reverb tails for interesting atmospheric effects.”

    Vance Powell

    (The Raconteurs)

    "The 1073, 1176, LA-2A, LA-3A, 33609, the RE-201, the Dimension D, and the CE-1 [plug-ins]. I couldn't live without 'em"

    Eli Crews

    (Electronic Musician)

    "If you don’t already own a UAD system, UA is definitely making it harder to resist with each top-notch plug."

    Computer Music

    (Computer Music UK)

    "With plug-ins like this [the LA-3A], the UAD platform is looking tastier all the time."

    Geoff Sanoff

    (Pro Sound News)

    “The LA-3A [plug-in] pumps well, gives the drums a nice, propulsive energy, maintains sonic detail & more low-mid weight."

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    LA-3A "Best vocal compressor!!"
    by J. Peltzer (Friday 27 December, 2013)

    I had the opportunity to A/B this compressor plug against many others and found this to be the best in terms of overall apparent loudness and forwardness in the mix. I set all of the compressors to operate to the same peak level, this was the one that stood out as being the best sounding within the … Read More

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    it does exactly what is suposed to do
    by S. Staicu (Saturday 2 February, 2013)

    LA-3A its really a great piece of gear. It does exactly what it is supposed to do and from my point of view that is what great means and above that it is very easy to use. It's in all of my productions. Is true I did not made a comparison test with the LA-3A hardware because I don't own one, but I r … Read More

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    Excellent plugin
    by A. FRAGKOS (Thursday 17 January, 2013)

    I had a real problem compressing a greek instrument called bouzouki.The character of Teletronix® LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler Plug-In helped me solve that.Thanks UA!!! … Read More

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    Wow I'm happy
    by A. Lein (Monday 14 January, 2013)

    This is a great workhorse compressor that you can use on anything. Although everyone talks about bass and drums, (Big giveaway) I'm partial to using them on rappers vocals.... I fell in love with the LA2A and am so stoked to have the LA3A in the tool box now. They are both part of my "go to" … Read More

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    Teletronix® LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler Plug-In
    by A. REPOLI (Thursday 10 January, 2013)

    Very good classical comp/lim at good price. Regards … Read More

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Artists
  • Diplo on crafting mega-hits with UAD plug-ins.

    One of the most in-demand producers in music, Diplo has crafted hits for M.I.A., Snoop Lion, and Beyoncé. Read More

    Paul Blakemore, Grammy-Winning Mastering Engineer

    Paul Blakemore's experienced ear for solving mastering "puzzles" has earned him multiple Grammys. Read More

    Audio Legend Joe Chiccarelli

    The Grammy-winning producer, mixer, and engineer is responsible for capturing some of modern times’ most beloved sounds. Read More

  • Tony Maserati

    Tony Maserati’s renowned chops has had him mixing everyone from Lady Gaga, Sting, and Mariah Carey, to The Notorious B.I.G. and Alicia Keys… Read More

    Jason Schweitzer On Mixing With UA Gear for Snoop

    GRAMMY®-winning mixer and recording engineer Jason Schweitzer on developing artful ears. Read More

    The Glitch Mob

    UA sits down with edIT, Boreta, and Ooah of The Glitch Mob to hear about their latest release, their life on the road. and their studio workflow with UAD Plug-Ins. Read More

  • Fab Dupont

    Fab Dupont, aka FabulousFab, has been playing, writing, producing, and mixing music on stages and in studios all over the world. Read More

    Ed Cherney

    GRAMMY® and TEC award-winning producer/engineer Ed Cherney is one of funniest people you could ever meet. He’s also one of the most talented. Read More

    Vance Powell

    Vance Powell accepted the GRAMMY® award for The Raconteurs album, Consolers of the Lonely. Read More

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Features & Specs

Teletronix® LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler Plug-In

Features:

See the UAD Instance Chart here

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Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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