Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
Teletronix® LA-2A Leveler Collection
Of all of the mkii compressors, I use the LA-2A collection more often than the others. My go to compressor for vocals and drums. I really would not be happy without having this collection! They are truly spectacular!!
These are the most precise LA-2A emulation plugins. So glad UA even added the original LA-2 version. The sonic impact is astounding!
It's all that!
A lot of great things have been said and it's all true and said a million times.
Only thing I might add is that being a novice mixer with a band (and my own electronic music aspirations), this pack was exactly what I needed. So simple it's almost braindead - you simply can't get it wrong and that's why I now get perfect vocal compression all the time.
I still haven't had time to test them on anything but vocals, but I'm gonna 'cause I'm a bit unsure of their actual differences. For now I just blindly reach for the LA-2 for its strange and delicious powers to make me (me!) sound good :-)
First I was cross...
....cause I thought, great, why don't I get an upgrade....
But then I demoed it and I have to say that for the first time,
I really had the impression that a plugin is sounding truly analogue.
Amazing piece of digital craftmanship! Thank you!
This units are absolutely amazing. Each one has its own character and takes your tracks to a new level. Very rich and detailed sound! Thanks UAD-Team!
Cette nouvelle série des LA2a est vraiment différente du legacy.
La finesse des réglages est d’une précision remarquable, le rendu est fidèle.
La consommation DSP reste correcte, et les trois versions proposées sont bien différentes.
J’aime beaucoup la version 1960s pour sont coté legato tempos…
Merci UAD pour cette refonte…Bien vu et apprécié.
definitely worth the upgrade!
i have tried these with different instruments and set up and I have to say it is a really big step up from the legacy one , totally sold to it! get it!
Good stuff ! Close to the real thing! Great on vocals and bass
Great collection, a must have!
The majority of our productions are bass heavy dance music orientated so before getting this collection I tried all the demos of the different compressors available from UA, found a lot of interesting variations and colouring of the sound from all of them but the one that really stood out was the LA-2A Grey for the basses, really amazing sound. I was so convinced we would go with the 1176, dbx or the TLA but this one really has such an amazing tone to it. Did not get the chance to try the Manley yet but this collection is a must, find it really useful on vocals as well. I had a few coupons so ended up paying like $79 for this collection so yeah, all in all really happy I got it.
You know, I bought my Apollo Quad audio interface for its inherent quality (and quality there's a plenty!) and, of course, to have access to UA plugins.
You can try them, you listen to them and you can wisely choose the tool you're looking for to get to your envision; the Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection is just one of those tools (three, actually!) that is so magical sounding on the widest variety of music genres that you don't have to think twice before you buy it!
Easy to use in every mix
I give this plug 5 stars, because it will find its way into every mix and is easy to use
Better than Waves
Great sounding plugs. Had to knock one star off cause every instance of any of these versions eats up roughly 10% of UAD processing of my Apollo Twin Duo. Means I can't have too many of them up at the same time. Highly recommend getting a quad or octo if you plan on using these across multiple tracks.
Teletronix La-2A Classic Collection
I'm particular about optical compressors. I love the original LA2A and the LA3A, but I have yet to be excited about any of the "clones" or other types of optical compressors that I've used. I've found the Legacy version of the LA2A to be surprisingly useful. When I finally got around to demoing the Classic Collection, I was REALLY blown away. All three of the units have unique characteristics that make each one useful, but the sound of the silverface LA2A makes the package worth the purchase price. This version of the LA2A is so much closer to the sound of the original units that I've used than any of the hardware clones I've heard. This was an easy purchase for me and I've used the Classic LA2As on every mix I've done since I bought it.
Very different from legacy plugin
I ve been using the legacy plug for a while and got pretty comfortable with it. I recently purchased this new one and I using sparing because it sounds very different. I like it but need to continue to experiment to truly figure out which one suits my need more.
Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
I was finished with a session at the end of the day, before I purchased. After installation, I went back to the project I had been working on and tried these out on several different things in one of the tunes. On bass guitar, vocals and acoustic guitar they all were "jaw dropping." I have used the hardware versions many times through the years, and was so happy to know that I could get the same sound without having to fork over several thousand dollars, not to mention maintaining such wonderful hardware pieces. I think you would be happy to have these in your arsenal.
A really great plugin but too expensive (regular price).
Love this, powerful, warm, yet subtle
You can tell by looking at these effects that there are not many knobs to turn, so you'd think your options would be kind of coarse. Not so. From the little I know (beginner in the UA world), these instruments allow a surprising variety and depth of sonic manipulation.
So much better than the LA-2A Legacy.
If you just have the Legacy-version and you don´t know, if it makes sence to spend that money for the LA-2A Leveler Collection - just do it.
Found the final solution, perfect on acoustic instruments,
I remember when it came it reading a review that it wasn't as exciting as the Fairchild updated plugs, etc....... but I have to disagree. I have used it for many applications at this point and it just excelled at all of them..... basically has sounded great no matter what I use it for, just as you would expect the real vintage hardware items to sound.... so, I'm very happy and once again heading into "how can I live without it" mode....