Real awesome. Sounds like most radio hits that have that big deep sound. I suggest you go demo them. It's easy to setup and install with Waves.com.
Add these on the master track. The La-2a and La-3a that is. ANd you have what the pro's have been using for decades.
These sound, probably better than the authentic analog versions people have. I heard it from the top producer Chris Lord and Nick Alge too. I saw it on an interview.
I hope you can enjoy the quality culmination of many authentic la-2a amp compressors la-2a being wrapped up into one single vst. The La2a is a tube model. And the la3a is a solid state model. They work well in conjunction with one another but they do not need to be.
The La2a gives your vocals that Frank Sinatra sound if your a man, and a woman would sound equally as amazing as that too. The la2a has a slightly rough presence in the mids and lows but is very rough in the highs. It rather goes from slightly rough in the lows, to increasingly girttier as the frequency increases to the higher ranges.
The La3a has a smooth sound; much less distorted. It can easily give a big and tall, wide sound payne but so can the La2a when done right.
Widely usable and totally accepted among professionals are these models. These Waves plugins La2a and La3a are certainly widely accepted by me. Anthony. ALso so certainly easily used. The knobs so afr I have found only moves at small to medium amounts. Perhaps those are the sweet spot zones. It certainly seems decently cooperative to find the right setting. CHeers! hahahahaha
No I haven't tried McDSP, but I have heard some of it. I don't like it's smoothness. Sounds more macintoshy. I like the Waves la2a, to me its everything I heard on the radio with the la3a prior to the mid 90's. Sounds radio and authenticly genuine. Chris Lord "LORD of the mix" uses them I believe. He the best! HE say's all the best of the best analog la2a's hes used have been combined to make one awesome VST. To me it was worth my 100 dollars to say the least. I feel I have a precious diamond. Like Jesus.