FAQ: Teletronix® LA-2A Tube Compressor & Promotion

This article lists frequently asked questions regarding the Teletronix® LA-2A Tube Compressor native UADx plug-in.


Note: This plug-in was available for free for a promotion between October 10 and October 31, 2023. The plug-in now available for US $99. See below for answers to common questions regarding the plug-in. To purchase the plug-in, click here.


What are the system requirements for this plug-in?

  • Operating systems: macOS 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, or 13 Ventura, or Windows 10 or Windows 11 (64-bit editions).
  • Processors: Intel, AMD or Apple silicon.
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize native UAD plug-ins.
  • Free iLok account with iLok Cloud or iLok USB (2nd generation or higher).
  • Free UA Connect application for managing native UAD plug-ins.

I already own the Teletronix® LA-2A Leveler Collection. Can I get something else?

There are no replacements available for acquiring the plug-in during the associated promotion.

What are the main differences between the plug-ins in the Teletronix® LA-2A Leveler Collection and the free Teletronix® LA-2A Tube Compressor?

The free Teletronix® LA-2A Tube Compressor includes the same authentic modeling of the LA-2A’s unique transformer and distortion characteristics, time constants, compression knee, headroom, and program and frequency dependence from the classic LA-2A Compressor hardware. The result is an authentic experience of how the Teletronix® LA-2A Compressor works in real life.

The Teletronix® LA-2A Leveler Collection includes the following additional features:

  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveler Collection includes three of the most coveted incarnations of the iconic Teletronix compressor, the LA-2A Silver, LA-2A Gray, and LA-2 models.
  • Additional Mix and Emphasis controls for further sonic variation and control.
  • A library of Artist Presets from prominent LA-2A users.

For more information about the plug-in, please navigate to the product page, or read the manual.

Is this the same as the UAD-2 Legacy LA-2A plug-in?
No. The LA-2A Tube Compressor is a new plug-in from Universal Audio.

Do I need internet access to authorize the plug-in?

Yes, you will need to connect your computer online in order to authorize the plug-in and be eligible for the promotion. Customer Service cannot manually authorize the plug-in for you.

How many times can I authorize the plug-in?

The plug-in can be activated on a maximum of three (3) locations, which can be iLok machine authorizations or iLok USB authorizations. The plug-in cannot be authorized to an iLok Cloud Session.

Help! I just bought a new computer and ran out of activations. What can I do?

No worries, you can deactivate a license from a previously authorized machine in the iLok License Manager. After logging into your iLok account, follow the steps below:

  1. Open iLok License Manager on the computer you wish to deauthorize, and sign in.
  2. Select your local machine or the iLok USB hosting the authorized license you want to deactivate in the left sidebar.

  3. Right-click the dedicated license then select Deactivate – the activation is now returned to the Available tab on the top. You can also access it via the View menu > Available Licenses.

You will then be able to authorize one of the licenses onto your new computer.

Note: You will still need to install UA Connect and log in to your account in order to download and activate the plug-in.

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