Black Rooster Audio has announced the release of VLA-2A, a compressor effect plugin for Windows and Mac that emulates the LA-2A electro-optical compressor.

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.

Black Rooster audio VLA-2A

VLA-2A features

  • Authentic Circuit Emulation: A real-time 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: The 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.

VLA-2A for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for the introductory price of $99 USD for a limited time (regular $129 USD).

More information: Black Rooster Audio / VLA-2A