Universal Audio Teletronix LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler
Classic Optical Compressor Plugin
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.
- 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
- 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)
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
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.
- 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