Universal Audio LA-3A
At Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany this week, Universal Audio announced the LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler— an exacting clone of the classic solid-state opto-compressor first launched in 1969—and the TDM Quad Pak, a collection of Universal Audio’s premium compressor and equalizer plug-ins for Digidesign TDM Pro Tools systems.
“Analog enthusiasts can be confident that the new UA LA-3A is a painstaking and exact replica right down to the original board layout with just three modern enhancements that depart from the original design for easy modern studio integration,” says Joe Bryan, Universal Audio, VP Of Engineering. “We added XLRs to compliment the barrier strip, IEC power for modern international compliance and a rear-switch for the popular ‘Gain Mod’ option that was often soldered to the boards of original LA-3As.”
The LA-3A features custom Reissue UA Transformers and T4 Cell, discrete, Class-A Amplifier offering up to 50 dB gain, and the noted design of ex-UREI engineer, Dennis Fink.
LA-3A will have an estimated US street price of $1,499 and will be available in Q2 2005.
The TDM Quad Pak collection includes the 1176LN/SE, LA-2A, Pultec EQP-1A and Cambridge EQ. The QuadPak is available for both Win XP and Mac OSX platforms.
The TDM QuadPak bundle is available now through UA’s worldwide dealer channel for $995 MSRP. The individual plugs will be available in May 2005 via my.uaudio.com for $249 each. In addition, a fully-functional 14-day demo is available at www.uaudio.com.
In other UA news, the company announced that they have shipped in excess of 20,000 of the UAD-1 DSP Card & Powered Plug-Ins and will expand the UA team to meet demand.
Visit www.uaudio.com for more information.