Deal: for a limited time, get the Universal Audio LA-2A tube compressor plugin (macOS/Windows) as a FREE download.
I rarely report on mixing/mastering topics as this is not my main area. Universal Audio started a deal today that I have to report on because it’s excellent.
For a limited time, you can download the Universal Audio LA-2A tube compressor plugin for FREE. A legendary compressor for your DAW.
Universal Audio LA-2A
LA-2A plugin is an authentic emulation of the Teletronix LA-2A classic leveling amplifier.
Teletronix founder Jim Lawrence first used photocells for controlling audio gain in the early 1960s. His ingenious optical compression design was a technological breakthrough, far surpassing the stability and transparency of earlier circuits.
Universal Audio founder M.T. ”Bill” Putnam later purchased this patented technology, continuing to manufacture the LA-2A for years to come.
Like the LA-2A, the plugin features the same hands-on parameters: a switch for limiting/compressing, a gain knob (make-up gain), peak reduction, gain reduction switch (+10, +4), and a power on/off.
If you want to go all-in the LA-2A world, Plugin Boutique has put the Teletronix LA-2A Leveller Collection on sale for 29,99€ instead of 327€.
The bundle features three emulations of the most coveted incarnations of the iconic Teletronix processor at your fingertips, including the LA-2A Silver, Gray, and LA-2 models. These offer distinct variations in time constants, compression knee, headroom, distortion, program and frequency dependence, and more.
Universal Audio LA-2A is a free download (reg. $99) throughout October 2023. It runs as a VST3, AU, and AAX plugin on macOS (Intel + native Apple Silicon) and Windows. It doesn’t require a hardware dongle.
The full LA-2A Leveller Collection is on sale for 29€ instead of 327€.
More information here: Universal Audio