At Winter NAMM 2013, Universal Audio (UA) of Scotts Valley, Calif., announced the impending release of its Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo High-Resolution Audio Interface. Available as part of an upcoming UAD Software release scheduled for February 2013, the LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection will be available for $299 via UA’s Online Store, or for $149 for current owners of the original LA-2A Leveling Amplifier plug-in.
Picking up where UA’s legacy LA-2A plug-in left off, the new LA-2A plug-in collection promises unrivaled emulations of three distinct Teletronix hardware units, right down to their transformers, amplifiers, and aged luminescent panels.
The original LA-2A hardware is still hand-built at UA's headquarters in Scotts Valley, and imparts smooth, warm compression to any track, especially vocals. With the new LA-2A Classic Leveler Plug-In Collection, Universal Audio modeled the entire electronic path of three highly coveted hardware units—“Silver,” “Gray,” and the original LA-2 model —to provide authentic plug-in emulations of this iconic compressor.
The Bill Putnam-era LA-2A “Silver” model features a fast time constant, making it suitable on all sources, including drums and percussion. The Jim Lawrence-era LA-2A “Gray” model maintains an average time constant, providing a range of “medium-speed” compression. Finally, the LA-2 plug-in models the rarest of original Teletronix units, providing a super-slow compression response and a unique “mellowed” sound due to 50 years of luminescent panel aging.
Additionally, the LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection plug-ins includes presets from famous LA-2A users, including Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, R.E.M., Ziggy Marley), Carl Glanville (U2, Billy Joel, Jason Mraz), Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead, Charlotte Gainsbourg), Vance Powell (Jack White, Red Fang, The Dead Weather), and Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, Shinedown, Train).
For more information, visit www.uaudio.com.