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A modern compression classic with a unique tube/solid-state circuit.

The Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor has been a studio mainstay since its introduction in the 1980s. Its trademark warmth and presence — as well as its intuitive interface and controls — have made this notoriously smooth sounding compressor integral to countless records for nearly three decades.

Developed by Softube, you can now track and mix with an exacting emulation of this modern tube/solid-state classic with the Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 DSP hardware and Apollo interfaces.

Gently smooth-out vocals, bass, and acoustic guitars with an industry-standard compressor

Add glue and cohesion to a drum bus or an entire mix

Easily dial-in parallel compression on a drum bus or mix bus with the plug-in-only Wet/Dry control

Add harmonic richness with the Saturation control

Artfully craft fast transients in guitars, bass, drums, and other challenging sources

Apply the Low Cut Filter to the TLA-100A’s input or detector signal path for perfectly sculpted compression

Key Features

Authenticated by Summit Audio®, the component modeling of the plug-in faithfully captures the sound of the original hardware
Hybrid tube and solid state technology with straightforward easy to use controls
Program dependent attack and release, "Soft Knee" characteristic compressor
Low cut filter assignable to the Input or Detector signal path
Adjustable saturation
Built-in parallel compression
Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

Customer Reviews

Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor

Overall Rating


T. Long

January 13, 2024

No downside.

Great compressor !
At least download the demo and hear for yourself. Got this on the UA 2 for $99 deal.
What a steal!!

M. Cheyka

January 3, 2024


This is actually one of my favorite comps from UA. Excellent on bass and vocals especially with the drive dial. It’s a winner for sure.

Š. Kominko

October 15, 2023

Vynikajúci kompresor

TLA-100A je pre mňa vynikajúci kompresor na spevy. Príjemný teplý zvuk. Vysoko odporúčaný. Ďakujem UA.


October 14, 2023


Acoustic instruments and rhythm sub-mixes are quite successful.


October 14, 2023


Acoustic instruments and rhythm sub-mixes are quite successful.

o. ortiz

July 6, 2023


smooth, sensitive, compressor

A. Sanchez

June 30, 2023

Love this compressor

I tried it on vocals and acoustic guitars. Works great on both.

R. Lee

January 14, 2023

Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor

Now one of my favourite compressor plugins. Adds a polished sound. It simply works.

L. Cwiklinski

January 14, 2023

Best one out there

With this very plugin on master bus I finally got a decent mix of the tune I couldnt get the mix I wanted for many years trying different compressors one by one. Gamechanger for me.

K. Thura

December 9, 2022

Best compressor for Vocal Mix

Warm sound on the My vocals Mix.

R. Lindberg Bakhshi

October 5, 2022

Best compressor for creating a SOUND

This compressor is the grandmaster of adding colour "if you want it to". It is very varm very lush and "organic" sounding. You can use it just on anything adjust the attack, release time accordingly and it will sound great. I use it both for just taping 1 db on the bassguitar or vocal to get that tube quality warmth. Its also great for cranking a parallell compressor buss.
Buy it.

Y. Ziv

July 13, 2022

I dont know .

I dont know what is it about that Tla , or how it happends , but it takes the sound of everything , spicially on the mix bus , couple steps higher , it does somthing to the stereo image , creates some special low end , amazing stuff, you need to know how to work with him, and its magic .

C. Miller

May 26, 2022

Smooth compression

Warm sound on the vocals .. but keeps them more present in the mix

M. Geyer

April 14, 2022

Flattering compressor

.... adds warm and smooth sound or subtil warm distortion using saturation knob.
It regulates level fluctuations so unobtrusively, as I have never heard in any tool.
Great for acoustic instruments or clean guitars.
It would be great if ua would release the complete Softube Summit Audio Grand Channel (signal chain).
Simply well done. Thx.

s. go

April 11, 2022

good plugin !

vocal &voice over dubbing good

D. Gloor

April 2, 2022

Fine job !

No worries: the plugin does the job!

B. Spence

December 29, 2021

Sounds and acts like hardware version

Great sounding compressor that I have used the hardware version of; Sounds great on acoustic guitars and basses. Sounds like better than Hardware Version.

D. Davis

December 7, 2021

Think of it as an LA2A with a different flavor

This thing is analog sounding as can be. Clean, clear, vibey. Softube has a way of really knowing how to make musical sounding stuff and this is no different. I use this to round things out and have no regrets. I've become a big fan of Softube and it runs great on the UAD platform.

S. Göddel

October 11, 2021


For me as a beginner easy to use on my vocal tracks. I like it.

D. van Haarlem

July 13, 2021

Smooth leveling compression!

This one is so good. I never gave it a listen before, but when you want a cleaner style LA2A on vocals, this is the one to go for! You get a little bit of tube thickness and icing as well.