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  • 4.7/5
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4.7/5
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Compression with attitude for guitars, vocals, and drums.

The Teletronix LA‑3A compressor is an iconic "secret weapon" limiter, famous for pushing sounds right to the front of your speakers with a unique, aggressive character.

Modeled from a unit in UA’s vintage collection, the Teletronix LA‑3A Audio Leveler plug-in gives you all the tone and pugnacious dynamics control of the rare hardware.

Included Versions

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

Apollo Realtime & UAD‑2
Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 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.

  • Get the unique tone of the definitive solid-state optical compressor
  • Add energy and harmonics to vocals and acoustic guitars
  • Inject grit and texture to bass guitar and soft synths
  • Punch up your drums using the HF Emphasis sidechain filter and parallel Dry/Wet Mix

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Get In-Your-Face Optical Compression Tones

Get In-Your-Face Optical Compression Tones

By giving you faster limiting than the tube-driven smooth operator Teletronix LA‑2A with the clarity of the iconic solid‑state 1176, the Teletronix LA‑3A plug-in offers bold, mid‑forward compression, guaranteed to make your sounds pop.

Easily Get Pro Limiting on Drums

Easily Get Pro Limiting on Drums

Use the HF Emphasis sidechain filter to punch up your drum bus with legendary LA‑3A tone, without triggering the threshold of the compressor with the kick drum. Plus, the Dry/Wet Mix control gives you quick parallel compression on a synth or piano track, seasoning your productions with legendary Teletronix LA‑3A attitude.

Key Features

Use any audio interface, with both UAD Native and Apollo Realtime/UAD-2 versions included

Get the unique tone of the definitive solid-state optical compressor

Add energy and harmonics to vocals and acoustic guitars

Inject grit and texture to bass guitar and soft synths

Punch up your drums using the HF Emphasis sidechain filter and parallel Dry/Wet Mix

Customer Reviews

Teletronix® LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler

Overall Rating

4.7/5
(390)

A. Vaicenavicius

May 28, 2024

zero stars

terrible customer service, when you buy plugins they don't belong to you at all. If you buy multiple interfaces in particular, you cannot transfer any of the plugins with them unless you completely leave the uad system. the worst. the support is incredibly unfriendly too.

賢. 藤井

May 28, 2024

攻撃的なギターソロ

手軽にとてもいいコンプをかけることができます。

S. Kaiser

May 20, 2024

Nice

Nice tool, easy handle, homogen sound

T. Mason

May 16, 2024

AWESOME

LOVE IT!!!

T. Mason

May 16, 2024

AWESOME

LOVE IT!!!

P. Motyczak

May 13, 2024

Works all the time!

Clean classic compressor. Very easy to use, you can’t miss it.

P. Martin

May 9, 2024

The Classic comes to UAD Native - Do not sleep on this

Wonderful tool for on vocals.
This has some cool sonic personality for sound design as well. Crush some ambient pads to bring out the sustain, mix it in parallel and make Dr. Eno blush for days.

M. Calvagno

April 29, 2024

Great Classic

I didn't have the opportunity to use the original Hardware unit, but I'm very familiar with the software model. UAD version beats all the competition hands down

R. Powell

April 11, 2024

A Must Have

A simple and powerful tool. A nice addition to my collection of LA-2A's.

F. Nguyen

April 4, 2024

It's fire !!!

Work beautifully for vocal and gutiar

R. Barreto

March 29, 2024

não consigo usar, não aparece na lista de plugins uad da minha daw

não consigo usar, não aparece na lista de plugins uad da minha daw

J. Kelly

March 24, 2024

Electric Guitar Meat!

thinker electrics!

J. Kelly

March 24, 2024

Electric Guitar Meat!

thinker electrics!

A. Nemeth

February 23, 2024

What you expect

Teletronix is teletronix. Sound peace of gear

o. ikavalko

January 25, 2024

Teletronix la-3a

Lately this had been good limiter with mix knob. I’ve been useing other la-3a modeling plugin, but it lacked mix knob. I liked very much transparent sound of this plugin, altough I never have use a real hardware one. But this do job well

L. Leonard

January 24, 2024

Good

It is perfect for guitar and vocals,has a solid character,easy to use and finally CPU friendly:)

K. Johnson

January 21, 2024

Brings things forward in the mix

Great on guitar. Doesn't color too much, but brings it forward in the mix.

D. Salazar

January 19, 2024

Great Piece!!!

Firstly, this plugin could be said to give a good presence and character to the guitars, basses and even certain "Experiments" on drums, to give that quality by just moving 2 knobs, I think the plugin is on the right way.

Highly recommended.

j. last

January 6, 2024

My Guitars!!

WOW!! My guitars are really standing out...again thanks UAD for letting us bedroom producers with little money make good music too.

J. Sims

January 5, 2024

LA3A Magic

Having used the hardware units back in my analog day's This plugin gives me what the hardware units do. It almost feels like stealing to get this quality at this price.