"The Teletronix LA-2A sounds amazing on vocals as well. The [FATSO™ Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor plug-in](http://equipboard.com/items/universal-audio-fatso-jr-sr-tape-sim-compressor-plugin) is also a good one on drums specifically, to make the snare sound a little more crisp." - [Armin Van Buuren](http://www.uaudio.com/blog/armin-van-buuren).more
My opinion on the 1176 & the LA2A are the refreshing exception & extremely similar.
So I'm gonna give it the same review:
Wow, not bad. Not like having the hardware but not bad.
I've used these a lot & I don't have the usual list of complaints. I track with outboard hardware whenever possible but I've had lots of situations where I ran outta hardware channels & inserted this and/or the 1176 & was pleasantly surprised.
Sound better than any other plugin "version" I've heard yet. Can't believe I'm saying it but they don't just control, they sound good. I've tried subbing them out for other options & these just sound more pleasing to my ears.
Not like the hardware but I'd feel good recommending these.