"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
"I usually record John through a Telefunken U47 from the late 40s. That’s usually my go-to mic on John — I found that I really like him through the classic U47. It’s just such a fantastic mic, it has a lot of great clarity and body for him. John’s a pretty strong singer, and that mic seems to take it pretty well. It’s worth noting that I’ve recorded all his vocals on the album to tape. That adds some nice upper harmonics, and it has a very nice saturation and character to it. This vocal has a dark slap-back delay. Mostly, the signal path would be a U47 going to a Universal Audio 1176, or sometimes an LA2A compressor. Preamp-wise mostly we went through Neve 1073’s or 1081’s. I’m going for character, that’s the main thing. I don’t want neutral, I want character. The 1176 or the Neve impart character on it." — Dave Tozer, executive producer of *Love in the Future*more
> Vocal ad libs, backing & outro: Antares Auto–Tune EFX, Auto–Tune Live & Harmony Engine, FabFilter Pro–DS, Pro–G, Pro–Q2, Volcano & Timeless 2, Waves Vocal Rider, & H–Delay, UAD API 560, 1176, EP34, Pultec EQ, Teletronix LA2A, MXR Flanger & Cooper Time Cube, SoundToys MicroShift, Audio Ease Altiverb.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.