This plugin comes free when you buy your duo and yeah it sounds okay I wasn't super impressed but then again I don't have much experience with it either I'm pretty new to LA2A style but I opened UA's new updated version and they blow these older ones out of the water. I don't really see myself using this plugin since I own a LA-610 and I compress on the way in and save my plugin resources so I can use Studer, EMT 140, act but seriously these new LA2A are absolutely amazing! Buy those.
Hey, it's probably just me, silly amateur home user that I am, but I'm really not impressed with the LA-2A Classic Collection. If I didn't already have the LA-2A, then sure, it would have been fine. But since I did already have (and love) the basic LA-2A plug-in, this has turned out to be a waste of money in my opinion. Unlike the 1176 Classic Collection, which I loved primarily because of the presets, this one seems to add nothing over the one I already had. I can't hear the difference between these units, and the presets -- which are few compared to the 1176 collection -- aren't really particularly helpful because the LA-2A is so simple to use to begin with. So, not a terrible plug-in, certainly, but not worth the money for me.
What can i say ? it's an LA2A modeled to perfection ! Works everytime on almost everything. Hit it harder for great color !
My only suggestion to the UA development team is :
I'm one of these guys who build it's own equipment, including a dual LA2A clone.
I put the "limiter response" control on the front panel of my DIY unit and let me tell you, this is something that really opens up new worlds on terms of versatility for an LA2A. It would be genius if you guys add this "feature" to the plugin. Really. This would transform the UAD LA2A into an amazing multitask beast, while making it 100% true to it's analog brother. Until that, my veredict is 4 stars.
Thanks for reading !
Purchased about 3 weeks ago, great simulation, very close to la3a but still a warm sound !