Customer Reviews

  • LA-2A’s Angry Brother

    by Adam Bruns
    I’ll put it simple, great opto plug-in with nasty character and grit. If you want a clean opto-compressor, go with something else. This plug worked great on rock and pop based instruments and vocals, and I will contact bye to use for rock/pop genres. EDM and electronic genres may not have a need for its sound.
    Either way, this is a great plug and I’m loving my purchase of it.
  • The Opticom XLA-3

    by Bounce
    This is such a great compressor ! It sounds fantastic and with the ability to turn off compression is great ! It's a wonderful tool to heat up tracks ! I'm trying out the SSL 400 E channel and it's goes great with this plugin or by itself. The SSL will be my next purchase when it goes on sale. Plugin Alliance has done it again !
  • Opticom Excellence

    by Zac M
    I don’t mix a song without it. It’s always part of my vocal chain. Works great on all my mix busses as well. Another great product from Plugin Alliance
  • Great Comp!

    by krisnatry
    This comp isn't going to work everytime but when it works, its really great compressor or just using this as a tone box. It's really coloured plugs, when you need something to be a little dirty, this plugs doing it so well especially on anything digital (eg. softsynth)
  • Punchy 3D dirt

    by Thermal
    I finally demoed this compressor when it came on sale, I had to check what all the fuss was about. What an amazing plugin it is! It has more of a "hardware" sound to it than pretty much any of my other plugins. I describe it as adding a "3D" definition and presence, it sounds meaty and can really pack a punch. As far as I know it's supposed to be like an LA-2A on steroids, but in my experience it is a different beast (I used the old version of the UAD LA-2A a lot previously). Much less subtle.
  • Monster compressor for Drums and Vocals!

    by Martijn van Dongen
    If you want character to your drums and or vocals, this one is so freaking awesome! You can use it also a bit and the blend option is also very nice!
  • good~!!

    by MP
    I use it for all vocal project.
  • Get yourself some special sauce

    by Jay Flay
    Long overdue for a review here. I've owned this green machine for over a year now. It goes from smooth to hairy, like your favorite opto compressor went out on a big night drinking then stumbled back to your DAW the next morning (in the best way possible).
    Goes real nice on guitars, drums, synths, your mother in law, and whatever else you throw at it.
    Definitely not a candidate for clean compression - but if you're all about vibe and mojo, this one is for you. I find myself using it more and more, the three flavours of response gives a nice flexibility.
  • The Opticom XLA-3

    by mix indie home itb
    My swiss army knife to inflate my tracks !!!!
  • Opticom XLA-3

    by Deon
    Pure magic on a parallel drumbuss, from punchy to gritty.. This one delivers!