Loud, punchy ... you just want to listen to drum mixes all night
XLA-3: 4 in 1!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Fast mode is amazing for making boring sounding drums more exciting! Just wish there was a 0 latency mode, for tracking.
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?