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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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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


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. 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.

S. Sanchez

February 2, 2024

LA - 2A

Amazing, the sound it's just incredible

C. bonilla

January 23, 2024

primera vez que utilizo UAD

es increible la experiencia, solo tengo un inconveniente para abrir en el daw. me dice que abra UA connect, esta abierto pero sigue diciendo UNABLE TO LOAD

J. Anderson

January 2, 2024

Works like a charm!

It’s a studio standard for a reason.

W. Wav

December 26, 2023


The Best of the best for Daws

W. Wav

December 26, 2023


The Best of the best for Daws

P. Polanski

December 21, 2023


Great Plugin!!!

R. Weissauer

December 20, 2023

Holy shit

Reading that Teletronix LA-2A Tube Compressor is Native only let's me think I was a fool to buy all the UAD hardware. These plugins are amazing stuff, but the current policy, that many new products are native only, is a very dangerous development.

Y. Use

December 17, 2023



M. Jansson

December 13, 2023

Great compressor

Awesome sounding

J. Kandeya

December 11, 2023

good good is nice

I am very happy with this plugin, very special on vocals
but after get it for free now I can't download it again I don't know why

C. Thompson

December 2, 2023


Used a few different compressors in my life, some I didnt know if they even did anything! LA-2A i could actually hear what was happening without quality loss. Then a few days ago i watched a you tube video about Dave Gilmour and he's got one in his studio! so if its good enough for him, its more than good enough for me! Thanks U A.

F. Triv

December 1, 2023


Lo he probado en distintos instrumentos y en voz, y reacciona delicadamente otorgándole un color muy especial (y no artificial) a las pistas. Puede ser usado tranquilamente en Mix Buss.

D. Barnes

November 26, 2023


This thing is awesome. I have yet to need to mess with the settings. I turn it on with the default settings and it makes everything sound awesome.

J. Neves

November 26, 2023

Great Plugin But....

Native only?! Seriously?! First they release the Capitol Mastering Compressor, which is an AWESOME plugin btw but, when asked why no DSP version came out, they told us is because most people would be using it for mastering applications and blah blah blah....I wonder what they will say about this one now? C'mon guys show us some UAD love, please! Being able to load it up in Console etc. is the ONE thing that sets you apart, don't let it die out so easily!

R. Bell

November 25, 2023

crashed in Reaper

Couldn't get it to work in Reaper 6 or 7. As soon as it opened, Reaper just locks up and I need to restart the DAW.

D. Conka

November 23, 2023