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Customer Reviews 138 Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

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.”

    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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    Very warm compressor...
    by C. Persaud (Monday 23 December, 2013)

    Great model of a legend! Very impressive the way I can use 24 REAL LA3's at the same time! … Read More

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    Great Compressor !!!
    by K. Adams (Monday 16 December, 2013)

    This little Compressor is a great piece of gear. I know a lot of people love it on drums but it actually sounds good on about anything. I prefer it on vocals along with the Maag EQ4 it brings life into them. Ken … Read More

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    Great la3a sound!
    by L. Schlegel (Sunday 15 December, 2013)

    Great plugin! One of my favorite compressors ever, and this lives up to the classic la3a sound! … Read More

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    Nice Work
    by C. Brubaker (Saturday 14 December, 2013)

    Does a great job with almost anything you throw it on! Highly recommend this one. … Read More

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Artists
  • Mixing The Pierces’ “Believe in Me” with UAD Plug-

    Christian "Leggy" Langdon is a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and engineer. His credits include the Skins, UK singer/songwriter Charlotte OC, Swedish Grammy winner Laleh, and more. Read More

    Mixing Bronze Radio Return’s “Melting in My Icebo

    Engineer F. Reid Shippen breaks down how he employed UAD plug-ins to mix the Bronze Radio Return track, “Melting in My Icebox.”… Read More

    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

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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