Anaheim, CA (January 24, 2013)—Universal Audio has announced it will release the Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo high-resolution audio interface in February. The collection provides emulations of three distinct Teletronix hardware units.
With the new LA-2A Classic Leveler Plug-In Collection, Universal Audio says it modeled the electronic path of three hardware units—“Silver,” “Gray,” and the original LA-2 model—in an effort to create authentic plug-in emulations.
The Bill Putnam-era LA-2A “Silver” model features a fast time constant, while 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 “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).
Available as part of an upcoming UAD Software release scheduled for February 2013, the LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection will be available for $299US via UA’s Online Store, or for $149US for current owners of the original LA-2A Leveling Amplifier plug-in.