Softube Tube Summit Audio TLA-100A
The Summit Audio TLA-100A is the "set-and-forget" compressor, with a program-dependent nature that works with the signal to provide optimal performance without constant tweaking. Its ease-of-use and warm, rich sound is why it is still, after more than a quarter of a century, regarded as an industry standard for mixing, tracking and live usage. Both tube and solid state technologies are combined in this innovative design which has made the TLA-100A a tried-and-true choice for vocals, in addition to bass, drums and guitar.
"Softube has outdone itself. The TLA-100A plug-in is a testament to what can be achieved in hardware modeling when attention is paid to the smallest details of design."
Producer, Mixer, Engineer
(Rob Thomas, Pixies, Liars and Alice Cooper)
While being true to the simplicity of the original, additional features have been added to the plug-in that bring the TLA-100A capabilities up-to-date with modern production techniques. The plug-in features: Parallel Compression, Saturation Control and Low Cut Filtering, expanding the possibilities of this classic workhorse, while maintaining the sound characteristics expected from this venerable compressor.
•The first and only Summit Audio plug-in
•Easy to use
•Built-in parallel compression and detector filtering
•Each and every component carefully modeled.
•Modeled output distortion, easily controlled with the Saturation knob.
•Extremely analog behavior of frequencies, phase, distortion, attack, release, etc.
Attack/Release Time Two 3-way switches for setting the times.
Meter Set the VU to show either output volume or gain reduction.
Gain Output volume control.
VU Meter Modeled VU meter with realistic ballistics.
Gain Reduction Sets the amount of soft knee gain reduction.
Sidechain Selects between internal and external sidechain.
Low Cut A super-smooth 6 dB/oct low cut filter.
Low Cut Select Choose between detector or input filtering.
Saturation An easy way to control the original output distortion without compensating for volume changes.
Parallel Compression You really love this feature, right?
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•Fully compatible with 64-bit DAW's!
•Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Windows XP (32-bit only), Windows Vista, Windows 7
•Mac: Intel processor
•Windows: CPU that supports SSE2 instruction set including DAZ flag (most Intel and AMD processors since 2003 supports this)
•1 GB RAM
•Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768 pixels
•Any VST, VST3, AudioUnits, AAX, or RTAS compatible host application
•Pro Tools: version higher than 7.0
•iLok USB key and the latest Pace Interlok drivers