The original Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler made its debut at the 1969 New York AES show. Marking a departure from the tube design of the LA-2A Leveling Amplifier, the solid-state LA-3A offered a new sound in optical gain reduction, with faster attack and release characteristics. The LA-3A is still widely used today by Engineers and producers around the globe. Modeled from a unit in UA's vintage collection, this digital emulation of the LA-3A faithfully captures the hardware's sound, working magic on vocals, guitars and drums.
- Definitive solid-state optical compressor.
- Modeled from a "golden" vintage unit in UA's vintage collection.
- Gain and peak reduction controls plus metering/power switch.
- Front panel Limit/Compress switch.
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