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Add the warm sound of the most famous tube compressor ever made.

The cherished late '60s “Silver” LA-2A Leveling Amplifier remains the first-choice vocal compressor in professional studios around the world. The LA-2A Tube Compressor plug-in is the definitive emulation of this iconic optical limiter, giving you the same smooth, radio-ready dynamics control on vocals, guitars, bass, synths, and more.

Included Version

UAD Native
Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.

UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.

  • 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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Use this plug-in free for 14 days and find out if it's right for you.

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Add Perfect Compression with Simple Controls and Presets

Add Perfect Compression with Simple Controls and Presets

Even if you are not a professional mixer, the LA-2A Tube Compressor's intuitive controls give you the right sound, quickly, so you can sit your tracks perfectly in the mix every time. And with professionally crafted presets for vocals, guitars, bass, and more, your productions will benefit from the same gentle tube compression heard on over 50 years of popular music.

UAD for All, No Hardware Required

UAD for All, No Hardware Required

Universal Audio set the standard in analog emulation and strive to bring music makers authentic, timeless sounds with award-winning UAD plug-ins. LA-2A Tube Compressor runs natively on Mac or PC and works with any compatible DAW – no UA hardware required.

Customer Reviews

Teletronix LA-2A Tube Compressor

Overall Rating


Y. Xu

July 12, 2024

First Choice !

Got some really great comp plugins, but nothing like UA La-2A, so easy to use, and sounds so great.

T. Jäntti

June 25, 2024


Great sound

O. S S

June 7, 2024

LA -2A

I assure you it sounds incredible, not faithfully or maybe yes, I don't have the old hardware, so... But you seem to feel something... Oh, yes, that's all... All the replicas they refer to will be of a specific unit, with a unique serial number that identifies it and, therefore, it is it. Being able to emulate something totally analog seems a little different to me than something purely digital or hybrid... I try it and I feel, wow, there's something there that... UA, for this one, is the father/mother of the child. Who better than... to...? It also has an evaluation period.... I am very happy with the development of LUNA for Windows, but it is sad not to find PCIE Thunderbolt to connect your hardware, but everything has a solution and sometimes better. How I regret not having decided UA for you first, yes there are alternatives, but believe me, really... a little, a little. Yes, but you have to search... Some people sell potions out there for sure... Yes, but you have to search...

E. Guimarães

June 7, 2024


the best


June 5, 2024


I tried this plugin and fell in love with it so much that I bought two Teletronix LA-2A Tube Compressors as pedal effects for guitar and vocals. The plugin is great on everything from vocals to drums, guitar to bass.

l. luyen

June 1, 2024


rất ok

l. luyen

June 1, 2024


rất ok

M. Yau

May 25, 2024

Smooth for vocals And More dynamics

Teletronix LA-2A Sounds Great I my sound track more dynamics and very smooth for vocals , i like using this for projects

T. Teske

May 14, 2024


Our sound effects needed some press down on the dynamic range. Without sacrificing quality. Well, not only did we not sacrifice quality.. it compressed the SFX stems while adding color. Love it

F. Ferrer

May 11, 2024


Can't track no more using the LA-2A on the console? why? since when? why you did that? Come on UAD I still love you, don't make me sell my Apollo Twin and switch sides...

N. Gamliel

April 11, 2024

UAD plugins making my Logic pro crash

Unfortunately, No answer from the support ...

C. Lattimore

April 8, 2024

Has the vibe of the original.

Reminds me very much of the original. That's good!

C. Lattimore

April 8, 2024

Reminds me of the original I used years back

Great plugin. Has the vibe of the original.

R. Weissauer

April 5, 2024

sorry ... no go

I am not pleased by the current sell-out policy of UAD, gradually abandoning the support of the hardware versions. It makes me feel sad. If there may be reasons for (certain) plug-ins to run on hardware only, these the reasons for this should be communicated. But nothing is communicated, and that's very bad. If I prefer native, I would by somewhere else! It's great to have hardware plug-ins also in the form of native plug-ins, that's clear. But the tendency to ignore hardware plug-ins is somewhat distractive.

J. Loe

April 4, 2024

Just hype.

Can't say I like it much. Just doesn't feel or fit good in many instances I usually end up swapping it for either UVI's opal or anything from Softube.

A. Nowak

March 27, 2024

the comp you need

Working with the compressor is really enjoyable, easy to use. I recommend it absolutly!

T. Theo Lins

March 25, 2024

Teletronix LA-2A Tube Compressor

Excelência UAD

M. Cutire

February 25, 2024

Muy bueno

Lo llevo usando desde que lo obtuve y es lo máximo, estoy por comprar mi satellite en unos meses. Para poder aprovechar al máximo todo el poder.

m. sosa

February 15, 2024



T. Popp

February 14, 2024

Teletronix LA-2A Love it

I love this compressor, it makes a good color.