Today Slate Digital Released its new compressor, the FG-2A along with the Opto (compressor). We’re super excited about this as this is LA2A emulation, one of the most famous and gorgeous sounding compressors of all time.
Over the years, there have been many emulations by multiple companies; some good, some bad, and others…just ok.
“The Custom Opto starts with the classic Opto circuit and adds several virtual circuit mods to make it even more versatile. You’ll be able to control ratio, timing, mix amount, and TONE” – Slate Digital
This allows for complete control over the unit giving you the ability to add
- Unique vibe and color to your sound(s)
- Smoothness so you can dampen (tame) the upper midrange and make tracks gel in your mix
- Warmth to thicken your lows & add beef to your sound
- Emphasize your midrange without introducing harshness
- Push air to add clarity in the high register without nasty artifacts
There’s just something about the LA2A that adds magic to a vocal and bass. In fact, that’s what a lot of people love using this compressor for. I find that if you use the LA2A on percussion, drums, or even as a simple leveling too you also get a very nice sound even though it’s a slower smoother compressor.
Slate may have knocked one out of the park with this FG-2A Compressor. If you’re a current All Access Pass holder you’ll get the FG-2A plug-in free along with the custom Opto. If you’re not a current access holder the plug-in retails at $149.
Check out the FG-2A vs CLA-2A (along with other LA2A emulations).