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Universal Audio offers Free LA-2A Plug-In as part of "UAD for All" campaign

— From October 10th-31st, creators can get the LA-2A Tube Compressor Plug-In free, no UA hardware required —

The cherished LA-2A Leveling Amplifier hardware remains the first-choice vocal compressor in professional studios around the world.

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • October 12, 2023 — Universal Audio Inc. (UA), a worldwide leader in audio production tools including Apollo and Volt audio interfaces, UAD plug‑ins, UAFX pedals, UA mics, and UAD Spark, is offering the UAD LA‑2A Tube Compressor plug‑in free to creators, no Apollo or UAD hardware required.

The LA‑2A Tube Compressor plug‑in is a faithful emulation of this iconic optical limiter, giving creators the same smooth, radio-ready dynamics control on vocals, guitars, bass, synths, and more.

“We pride ourselves on our analog modeling and the craftsmanship behind UAD plug‑ins," says CEO and founder, Bill Putnam, Jr. "We're hoping to inspire musicians and producers with this free LA‑2A plugin and can't wait for folks to add this iconic compressor to their productions."

From October 10th until October 31st, creators can redeem their free LA‑2A Tube Compressor plug‑in at and with participating retailers.

LA‑2A Tube Compressor features

  • Add analog richness with the most famous tube compressor ever made
  • Get warm optical compression textures for vocals, bass, drums, and synths
  • Enjoy radio‑ready results quickly, with professionally‑crafted presets
  • Use with any DAW – Mac or PC – no UA hardware required

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