Best LA-2A compressor VST?

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dickiefunk
KVRAF
2492 posts since 22 Mar, 2006 from cornwall

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:03 pm

Hi,

What is the best LA-2A compressor emulation VST at the moment?

Thanks

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8098 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: Best LA-2A compressor VST?

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:08 pm

Black Rooster VLA 2A gets much respect and is 70% off at the moment so just $39 !!!!
https://blackroosteraudio.com/

pheeleep
KVRAF
2790 posts since 11 Jun, 2003

Re: Best LA-2A compressor VST?

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:24 pm

I have the Native instruments one, the IK multimedia one and the Cakewalk one.

Incidentally, my favorite one is the Cakewalk one. Cakewalk however is now out of business... Can't believe they gave this one away for free a while back.

Not an LA-2A emulation but a great opto compressor nonetheless, the bx Opto has quickly become a favorite of mine. Definitely worth checking out, especially when on sale.
Play it by ear

3ee
KVRAF
3611 posts since 8 Mar, 2006

Re: Best LA-2A compressor VST?

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:38 pm

VariKusBrainZ wrote:Black Rooster VLA 2A gets much respect and is 70% off at the moment so just $39 !!!!
https://blackroosteraudio.com/
"You need to be registered in order to demo this plugin."
very annoying to make an account somewhere JUST to demo something... imagine if every developer would have this, how many abandoned accounts would you have all over the internet? :roll:
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anyway, speaking of Spice based plugins... DMG Audio released Trackcomp which modeled the LA2A as well as a few others.. extra %10 release discount until the end of the month.

https://dmgaudio.com/trackcomp

Acid Mitch
KVRAF
1864 posts since 5 Oct, 2005

Re: Best LA-2A compressor VST?

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:03 pm

DMG Track Comp

yellowmix
KVRian
695 posts since 11 Aug, 2012

Re: Best LA-2A compressor VST?

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:37 pm

Out of the explicit emulations, Cakewalk's. RIP.

For the same tube opto behavior with flexibility? Presswerk. It's nullified my desire for other compressors.

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KVRist
42 posts since 31 Oct, 2017

Re: Best LA-2A compressor VST?

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:46 pm

Cakewalk, followed by UAD.

prene
KVRist
100 posts since 7 May, 2006

Re: Best LA-2A compressor VST?

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:11 pm

It’s no such thing. Every unit was sampled differently or aged differently. That’s the thing about hardware. I have them all because I don’t know what a “ golden unit “ again.

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Turello
KVRAF
3149 posts since 6 Jul, 2012 from Sick-cily

Re: Best LA-2A compressor VST?

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:58 pm

Cakewalk or free Sonic Anomaly... :-)

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Lesha
KVRian
1373 posts since 18 Feb, 2005 from Serbia

Re: Best LA-2A compressor VST?

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:55 pm

Black Rooster Audio VLA-2A always sounded better than Cakewalk's emu to me.
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