Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection by Jack Morgan
One of the four “analog classics” that came with my UAD-2 Solo/Laptop card – a very generous inclusion! This is indeed a “classic”, and I can only add my small voice to the existing choir of converts singing UAD and Teletronix’s praises. It immediately brings an analog feel to whatever you stick through it.
I nearly always use this on vocals – really brings energy and life to even the dreariest of takes! The parameters are of course limited, but with this kind of sound you don’t need any more than a few simple dials. I also use the LA2A for my guitar signal, whether acoustic or electric – fattens and livens things up. I even use it on the master bus to give my whole mix an analog taste.
The compression this plugin offers is super smooth, natural and musical, and as a self-producing musician it’s so inspiring to be able to transition to this kind of sound from using Logic’s compression plugins. It’s a wholly different experience.
The GUI is simple and just really sexy, and makes it feel like you’re working in a vintage studio with the real tube-driven metal beast of 1965.
Cannot fault this product. What an amazing gateway into the world of UAD plugins.