Download: LA-2A Compressor Plug-in Comparison Shootout [VOCAL]

By TheShortTon


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A comparison of six plug-in models based on the LA-2A hardware compressor.

Plugins included are:
Waves CLA-2A (
Ik Multimedia T-Racks White 2A (
Native Instruments VC 2A (
UAD Teletronix LA-2A Silver, Grey, and Original (

Settings are similar on each unit but set by ear as well as level matched by ear. Some sound better pushed a little harder.

Remember, in use, comparisons between plug-ins is of lesser value. I think all these can give you great results (though I do have my favorite for this track ;)

Its been noted that the IK is set to Limit Mode. My apologies, keep this in mind.

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Vocal track from -How I Remember You- by Ben Bishop off his Mayfly EP.

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