Hey Labfans, its time for UAD – LA-2A Silver!

If you are new to the lab post ,read this https://www.gearevu.littlefishaudio.com/must-read-welcome-to-my-lab-updated/

FR

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Input steps of compression, this is the FR interaction from min compression to max, we also validate oversampling based on the steepness of 20k.

Yes noise is absent, but that is not a bad thing but something that can be used to our advantage since these old units have high noisefloor, if you had some experience using pre dated hardware units alike you know what I mean.

Phase

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Phase is nominal

THD/THD+N (COMP ON)

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Meassured in, input steps from no compression to max

We can see that THD content exists, and not only that!

Its one of the rare occurrence when THD is higly detail modeled. The way THD interacts to the gain reduction dialing is not linear (Reduction/less THD ) but rather unique with +-.That indicates an excellent modelling process and methodology, and additionaly the fundamental looks great (multiplier of a job done right)

THD/THD+N (COMP OFF)

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Messured in input steps with no gain reduction!

We can see that THD  goes extreme, and the very intricate relation and interchanges between orders.

And yet again, fundamental is looking great!

I also have to note that the gain knob also effect FR . What this means is that UAD modeled interactions and separate behaviors for building the algorithm!

(ps: the unit can be used soly for saturation aswell)

DSC

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The envelope of the compressor at the displayed settings ontop

Consensus

This is the real deal.

(same applies for the other two models)

Personal quote: Best LA2a modelling, and GUI . Excellent work Universal Audio!

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