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Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor

Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor

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4.9/5
(57 reviews)

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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.

Now You Can:

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

4.9/5
(57 reviews)

D. East

April 26, 2021

Clean and Smooth

I don't have the analog version to compare this to, but this offers very "clean" compression with a slight bit of warmth that I prefer, but not overpowering that it gets muddy.

E. Jegu

January 17, 2021

Summit Audio TLA100A Compressor

Good to go !

n. binns

November 16, 2020

Versatile and Useful

Really versatile piece of software. Can add rich warmth and body or mess it up a little. all while leveling material. A different feel and sidechain sound great.

c. Hwang

November 16, 2020

it compresses really cleanly.

No matter vocals or instruments, it compresses really cleanly. I really like it.

S. May

September 25, 2020

Simple great sound

Just like the real thing works great.

UAD User

September 5, 2020

Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor

I used this compressor on guitar and backup vocals and enjoyed the sound. It's a great tool to have.

V. Stilu

July 2, 2020

Solid

I had to add this one to my other compressors because it’s different, more subtle. I can use it to tame a sound pretty good and put some saturation on it without wasting my time on other plugins. Love it.

D. Good

May 26, 2020

Transparent Compression

This is a great tool to use on multiple sources. You can really push it without getting a nasty sound. Worth every dollar. Works in all generes

C. Bower

May 18, 2020

Simple to use, works great

This compressor is so easy to use, a novice can use it effectively. I used it on my lead vocals and I hit it hard while tracking. Works great. Good price.

D. Hill

May 8, 2020

Summit compressor

Honestly ...I cant complain ..this thing works nice ..I'm using it on back up vocals. Thanks.
More plugin at this price range please

C. Wieszczek

April 16, 2020

Nice

A different choice vs other UAD offerings. Smooth & transparent when needed

R. Kaczynski

November 1, 2019

The Summit is The Summit!

I have several compression plugins from UAD and I never really though about the TLA-100A(How silly of me!). I demo'ed it recently because I was desperately looking for a compressor that would work well with a muted Jazz Trumpet. To my great surprise I got what I wanted immediately with the TLA-100A. On this same production the Electric Guitar was difficult so enter the TLA-100A again. The Tube Saturation and Parallel compression features are very useful. This plugin made the difference even when compared to the Fairchild, dBX, LA2, LA3 and so on. I just found something that did the trick for my Old School Jazz Trio production. Thanks to Summit, and thank you UAD. I must say I have never had the pleasure of using the original Summit TA-100A so I can't even begin to compare the Plugin to the Real Thing, but I am very pleased with the Plugin.

G. Ramsey

October 30, 2019

G. Ramsey

it's one of the easiest compressors to use, allowing the focus to remain on the performance.

T. Lockett

October 23, 2019

Smooth

This is IMO the best level period, it takes nothing away from the source input, and it is very transparent, BUT, if. you want to do some overdrive it can do that as well, I have all the UAD 1176, LA-2A's, and Fairchild, but this is my favorite

B. Walker

July 22, 2019

My new favourite compressor!

I am using this extensively on my recent big band project (mixing). Works well on brass bus, drums, piano and stereo mix. The compression is easy to setup and I like the options for saturation and parallel compression (using the mix setting).

P. Richan

March 13, 2019

Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor

This is very good, almost invisible when used conservatively, in a good way. Not first choice for rock, drums, or more aggressive music; but absolutely gorgeous on strings, horns, the right vibe of vocal - really amazing in the smoothest of compression, and lots of depth and width to the sound. I'd think a must for classical recordings, and a 1st try for anything that needs smooth and transparent treatment.

D. Thierry

February 13, 2019

Parfait pour mon Mix

Merci UAD

R. Marant

January 27, 2019

SONIDO SUAVE Y REDONDO!!!

Quise tenerlo desde que vi como All Smith lo utilizaba en el bajo.
Y me sorprendió el sonido suave y redondo que proporciona.
Me alegro de tenerlo en mis herramientas!!

L. Kasprzyk

January 15, 2019

More versatile than old classics

More versatile than old classic compressors, due to "more-than-two-knobs" design. Also big like for parallel mode. You can mess finding better sounding compressor or try to tweak this one. Both may lead to desired sound

E. Axelrod

January 10, 2019

Incredibly smooth compressor with a hint of grit!

Vintage soul future control, beautiful! Faggettaboutit.