Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection

3 Classic Optical Compressor Plugins

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The Ultimate Collection of The Most Revered Optical Compressor Ever

With its gentle, program-dependent optical compression, and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world.

In 2001, Universal Audio set the standard in analog emulation with the original UAD LA‑2A plug‑in.

Today, UA's engineers have redesigned the LA-2A plug-in with more obsessive detail.

The LA-2A Classic Leveler Plug-In Collection features immaculate models of three highly sought-after LA-2A units, giving you the most authentic emulations ever of this iconic compressor.



Features

  • Track and mix with three historic versions of revered Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifiers, each with its own distinctive sonic attributes
  • Record through a Teletronix LA-2A/LA-2 in real time with Apollo interfaces
  • Dial-in ideal optical compression textures for vocals, bass, drums, and more
  • Harness presets from LA-2A users Ross Hogarth, Darrell Thorp, and Vance Powell

Included Versions

  • UAD Native - Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware (AAX, AU, VST3)
  • Apollo Realtime & UAD-2 - Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 hardware (AAX, AU, VST2, and VST3)

The Teletronix Story

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.


Three Historical Units

The Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection puts three of the most coveted incarnations of the iconic Teletronix processor at your fingertips.

Like the hardware, the LA-2A Silver, LA-2A Gray, and LA-2 models offer distinct variations in time constants, compression knee, headroom, distortion, program and frequency dependence, and more.


LA-2A Silver & Gray

With a brushed aluminum panel and original T4B gain reduction module, this cherished late-1960s "Silver" version of the LA-2A, manufactured by Bill Putnam, is perhaps the most flexible of the three plug-ins in the collection.

Its fast time constant makes it suitable for the widest variety of program material, including transient-rich sources like drums and percussion.

Jim Lawrence's original mid-1960s "Gray" version the LA-2A maintains a more average time constant, providing a range of “medium-speed” compression.


The Original LA-2

The exceptionally rare, early 1960s LA-2 unit preceded the LA-2A by several years. It provides the slowest response and a unique "mellowed" sound due to 50 years of luminescent panel aging inside the T4 module.

Use the LA-2 with legato tempos and vocal sources for a transparency and sublime mood unlike any other compressor.


System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.15 Catalina and above
  • Windows 10 and above (64-bit only)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
  • Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
  • iLok Cloud and iLok USB licensing methods are supported

Plugin Formats

  • UAD Native: AAX Native, AU, and VST3
  • Apollo & UAD-2: AAX Native, AU, VST2, and VST3
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