by Variety Of Sound
3.5 / 5     (11 votes)
ThrillseekerLA is a digital stereo leveling amplifier with real analog qualities.
  • Deep gain riding full of musical character and attitude, virtually no inter-modulation (IM) distortion artifacts
  • Feedback compression design w/o any samplerate based delay in the loop
  • Classic input level driven two knob design with additional manual attack and release time interventions
  • Highly program dependent envelope timing adoption offering attack times ranging from “instantaneously” up to around 100ms and release times from 30ms up to several seconds
  • Mix level switch to adopt the plug-ins internal gain staging to mixing levels at around -18dBFS
  • Custom SC filter option to attenuate the SC bass response while slightly boosting the HF spectrum
  • Additional one pole (6dB per octave) SC low-cut filter adjustable from 20 to 500Hz
  • External sidechain support
  • Switchable Input/GR/Output metering display
  • Variable compression range control from 0 to 100%

ThrillseekerLA not only introduces way smooth gain riding capabilities but first and foremost features a non-linear amplifier stage which is based on a non-linearity with memory yielding creamy signal coloration duties:

  • Custom algorithms based on a true stateful non-linear saturation model
  • Compression and load dependent 2nd order harmonic distortion generation
  • Controllable odd order total harmonic distortion generation
  • Six individual preset distortion profiles offering different tonal qualities like warmth and top-end sheen or simply improved depth perception
  • Authentic audio transformer simulation including typical LF distortions as well as frequency and load dependent analog circuit effects
Jamar Jan 04 2020
(5 / 5)
Jan 04 2020
I prefer this over the other LA-2A compressors out. You can add this just for color w/o using any compression. Everybody needs a method of providing this style color as its used on 98% of what you hear on the radio for many decades. Low score is from people who commented positive remarks w/o selecting a star rating.
(5 / 5)
Nov 08 2019
3.2 stars? HOW?!?
Dangenoir May 15 2017
(5 / 5)
May 15 2017
Best LA-2A emulation plus great addition ! Always something more with Bootsy (on the surface and under the hood).UAD should blush.
ksavHOMErec Sept 17 2015
(4 / 5)
Sept 17 2015
works great as a mastering plug, esp with ferric <3
Phoonck Jan 18 2013
(5 / 5)
Jan 18 2013
Sometimes just the right thing... and then even for drums:)
DAVIDS Sept 19 2012
Sept 19 2012
Anonymous Sept 14 2012
Sept 14 2012
All the ways , ThrilseekerLa is VERY GOOD !!!!!!
asd May 25 2012
(4 / 5)
May 25 2012
great on vox. Ended up swapping it in to old mixes. Didn't work well with drums, IMO