The Opticom XLA-3 is a powerful and flexible optical compressor. Glorious tube sounds and opto-electric vibe, featuring steel covered military-grade components. Slap it across the drum buss for solid and seamless LA-2A style leveling. Force vocals through the input to add grit and attitude to a wimpy take. A unique “Amp Mode” allows you to to add harmonic color to your signal without even touching the dynamics. The original XLA-3 hardware features three compression responses. Each treat sounds in a totally different way.
– Unique opto-electric circuit that combines the best characteristics of 3 separate compression curves in one unit – from clean to dirty!
– Smooth and seamless ‘LA-2A’ sound plus optional even-harmonic distortion
– In Amp Mode this becomes a “tone box” – adding color and distortion without reducing dynamics
– Saturate with Output Gain, and attenuate to taste with the added Output Trim
– Several plugin-only features not available on the original hardware