Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection
Teletronix® LA-2A Leveler Collection
Having used the originals in the 80's I can truly say that this plug-in captures the full LA-2A vibe, right down to the distortion when its pushed hard.
Take this, the 1071 input, and maybe the 1081 eq and strap them in the console app and you won't be disappointed.
Fantastic on vocals or really any full-range source.
LA-2A collection review
I've been using the LA2A collection for nearly a year now I believe and have really implemented it as part of my main dynamic control tools.
1. Leave vocals - 1176 with slow attack, fast release followed by the LA2A grey getting about 2-3 db of compression on the high spots.
2. Drum Overheads - tames harsh cymbals and pulls everything in together.
3. Bass - Typically with bass, Ill stack the LA2A first and get maybe 2-3 db on the high spots, then add another compressor (often 1176) behind the LA2A to give a slightly more constant compression.
I typically prefer the Grey and Silver models, but each has its own vibe Also really love the emphasis control. This is a MUST when used on vocals.
Loving these comps
Amazing sound and value, buy this!
As soon as I tried out the LA-2A collection demo, I had to have it. It really sweetens every vocal I've tried it on, and having three LA-2A's to pick from depending on the sound I'm looking for is just incredible. Combine this with the 1176 collection and your vocal chain will sound first class. I can't believe that I now have the sound of this legendary hardware in my DAW for this kind of money.
Works like an instrument and becomes part of the mix. I've tried other LA-2A Clones and Similar Plugs, and this collection, particularly "The Silver" has become a go to and in every mix.
Another choir boy...
This plugin collection hardly needs another glowing review to convince potential buyers at this point. That being said I am very pleased.
Between the 3, you have a lot of options. If you want to keep it fast, keep the gain reduction low.
You can also use LA3A beforehand it it gets pushed back too far.
simply perfect !
i love it on bass & vocals ! it sounds just amazing .
A must have !
I love the LA-2A's. They sound amazing on vocals and horns, and one of my favorite things to do is run the Silver and Grey models in series for extra color and even more gourmet leveling possibilities!
"My Go-To" Vocal Compressor
Previously using Logic Pro 9 native plugs to compress my vocals, I would often have to work very hard to employ serial or parallel compression techniques, fiddling with the settings until I could get my vocal to sound good on its own, let alone within the mix. The LA-2A plug's simple settings and distinct and sought after "coloration" allows me to spend more time focusing mix overall, rather than fussing over the vocals. Use the LA-2A when you need your compression to be "transparent" with a just a little added warmth.
Love these!!! Especially the LA-2 and the warmth you get just by putting it in the chain.
Good, not great
This is a really good upgrade to the UAD 1 version. I find myself using it less often though. I can't tell if it's the love affair I'm having with the newer 1176 revision or I'm just not that bowled over by this one!
On vocals and acoustic guitar (if I want "that" sound) it's really good, but when I need gooey color I'll find myself using the new Fairchild more often.
I also think all these "revisions" should have been free for the users that actually bought the original version (maybe not the folks who got it for free though?)! Considering this is my 3rd UAD device (2 previous ones discontinued), I've invested quite a bit into the company! Funny they decided to give 1/2 of the 610 plug for free to Apollo users. Kinda weird!
Well worth the price of admission. All of the revisions have their own unique set of characteristics. Great purchase!
Had it for 2 weeks and already using the grey edition on almost every single track I produce. Warms things up amazingly, and works surprisingly great on bass!
Another must have in the engineer's toolbox
The new LA-2A Collection is another beauty from UA, great work! The plug-ins give you instant gratification during mixing with various subtle flavors to choose from. The LA-2A Collection is another must have in the engineer's toolbox. As all the more life-like emulations demand more and more processing power, all we need now is a daisy-chainable Thunderbolt UAD DUO-DECA (12 DSP) card...
Perfect for multi-takes or comping
When doing multiple takes audio tends to sound slightly different from each other, especially with vocalists.
The worst is when they take a sip of that water, instant brightness.
The LA-2 with its super slow release fixes all this.
Simply (seriously simple to use) amazing.
This software version of the Leveler is so faithful to the original. I am so glad that I purchased it.
Just used it tracking bass - and man what a feeling... And listening back... what can I say: Awesome
LA-2A collection, must have
As the legacy version of this was a got to have on many of
my tracks I did not think it could really be that different on the
new collection of these to warrant the expense.
I was mistaken, these have a great sound and expand the options
for coloring quite a bit.
I admit I haven't used more than iteration of the LA2A, so the different versions i cant speak for. however; The one I am familiar with, sounds perfect, using the same pre, going into a real LA2A into the apollo using a true system precision 8, one real, one emulated, mic splitter, accurate down to the sample. Pretty incredible.
Not Even an Expert Can Tell the Difference from Hardware and Plugin
This in combination with the a 1176LN vocals never sounded so perfect vintage quality, hip hop vocals never sounded so great thanks UA