Customer Reviews

  • XLA-3

    ★★★★★
    by Juan23
    Loud, punchy ... you just want to listen to drum mixes all night
  • 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.