Customer Reviews

  • XLA-3: 4 in 1!

    by Mixthatrecord
    Yes, this is an awesome compressor with 3 recovery modes and easy tweaking possibilities. Biggest surprise for me: the amplifier mode. I experimented with a lot of negative gain on the master buss, and amping with the non-linear XLA-3. Wicked, and definitely analog sounding! I am sure this will work on guitar, keys and vocal tracks, too.
  • Top !

    by Bruno Zucchetti
    Top as every product of PluginAlliance !
    I use it by HDX Dsp and I've subscrived for Mega Bundle Yearly ,as a Top Recording Studio in a pocket ...
    i will buy everything waiting the right promotions !
    Bruno Zucchetti Italy
  • Delivers as advertised

    by tripmusic
    I've used this on vocals and guitars and it really sounds great. It's my go-to for that Opto sound and feel. Very cool that you can run sources through it to get some color, without compressing.
  • Great plugin, needs a sidechain filter.

    by Christian
    Looks, the XLA3 does that over the top, smashed, but still dynamic kind of tube/optical compression people spend three grand to get. It sounds glorious. There's some great features included, like a noise control, mix, output trim, all things that bring this beast into a modern workflow. But no sidechain filter? Like I'd love some mid side processing on this like the MC77, but I don't NEED those things. I want them. No side chain is a bit of a bummer though. It's dead simple to add.
    But judging this by raw sound, it's an easy 10/10. Features, just would like it to be closer to the MC77. Great job Brainworx and Acme. This is a winner.
  • I love it

    by Kevin Sparks
    It's awesome, that's all I have to say
  • Source Enhancer

    by Boaz-Chris v.k.
    Great compressor to get the source upfront. Not versatile, but really good sounding plug-in. Easy to make your signal exciting.
  • Almost Perfect

    by Marisa
    Fast mode is amazing for making boring sounding drums more exciting! Just wish there was a 0 latency mode, for tracking.
  • Opticom XLA-3

    by Dion Monti
    I really love this compressor and use it allot. I
    t really gives lovely grit to any material. I'm giving it 4 stars because it does not have built-in Sidechain abilities which is really a pity and I think should come standard with any Compression plug-in these days. Maybe in an update?
  • nice on e base

    by oberholz_music_berlin
    Balad E Base very nice compressor for this task.
  • Classically Classic for Classics

    by MoJones
    I do love this rather nice emulation. Plenty of N.T.H. (nothing transparent here) yet it can be incredibly "gentle". At the start I tended to use it for ferocious character building 2nd and 3rd harmonic mayhem - as it feels so good (try it on bass or Kicks and overheads) but recently I have tamed myself - and experimented with gentle compression with slow attack - and when used over several tracks got a pleasing glued up rhythm track. Mowtown but with punch and clarity.... but it's Not smearing the sound stage as some expensive compressor plugs do. try it out on the seperate instruments in you rhythm track. you might like the results and for a smidge on Voice - then we are cooking on gas. Lovely. Trial it out.
    MoJo Joneso.