VLA-2AVintage Leveling Amplifier

Overview

Black Rooster Audio is proud to present the VLA-2A - the world‘s finest emulation of THE opto electronic compressor of the late 1960s. After many hours of hard work, calculus and matching we finally bring you the VLA-2A plug-in. We have put all our knowledge, engineering skill and heart into designing the most authentic native emulation of this unit to this date. We love to use the VLA-2A on drums, but it also performs outstandingly well on bass or vocals and carefully adjusting the compression really helps to make your signals shine and just sit in the mix.

Features

Authentic circuit emulation

Our realtime component based circuit simulation approach allows for authentically capturing the sound and feel of the analog unit as close as possible. All the crucial parts, including in- and output transformers, sidechain and audio path tube stages, filters and of course the T4A cell have been faithfully modelled and matched with an original '68 reference unit.

SSE2 optimized code

DSP operations are pipelined using the SSE2 instruction set. This ensures high performance operation despite very complex computations.

Auto-adjusted oversampling for maximum audio transparency

Aliasing artifacts are efficiently attenuated using a low latency linear phase Dolph-Chebyshev polyphase design. The oversampling rate is auto adjusted to your session's sample rate to save CPU while offering the most transparent sound possible.

HighDPI / Retina support

Our user interfaces support high pixel density on both Windows and Mac OS systems to present you with the most enjoyable user experience on high DPI displays. Please refer to your manual to learn whether your DAW is HighDPI capable if you're working on Windows.

Examples & Videos

Reviews

igor_nc„I've been using it in every mixing session since day one. While it's a very clean and transparent compressor perfectly suited for clean vocals, bass, acoustic guitars and mix busses, you can still hit it harder with the gain knob and get wonderful saturation for extreme vocals, creative drum buss processing or anything else you can think of! And what's even more important it keeps the low end tight and present. Thank you for this valuable tool.“
Igor Korzhov - N.C. Rec

lesha„I have really enjoyed using VLA-2A in my everyday work. What sets it apart from other similar emulations is the warmth and lack of harshness in the upper frequency region, it is one of the best sounding LA-2A emulations out there. VLA-2A has already replaced my usual go-to leveler.“
Nebojša Lešević - DJ, producer, audio editing & restoration expert

Requirements

Minimum System requirements (Mac)

  • Intel processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) or newer
  • VST or AU host
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or more

Minimum System requirements (Windows)

  • Intel processor (Intel Core CPU recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • VST host
  • Display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels or more

 

*LA-2A is a registered trademark of Universal Audio, Inc. The VLA-2A is developed by Black Rooster Audio based on its proprietary modeling techniques. Universal Audio, Inc. has not sponsored or endorsed Black Rooster Audio's products in any way, nor licensed any intellectual property for use in the VLA-2A.