Black Rooster’s VLA-FET plugin models one of the most famous levelling amps in history

Black Rooster VLA-FET
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Black Rooster has delved into the hardware history books to create VLA-FET, a new plugin that’s based on one of the most famous levelling amplifiers in studio folklore.

A dynamics processor that’s designed to give you complete control without being complex – we’re promised super-fast attack and release times - this enables you to shape your drum, bass, vocal and other parts as required.

All the key elements of the original analogue hardware have been modelled, and a few modern features implemented, too.

VLA-FET is available now from the Black Rooster Audio website priced at $69 (regular price is $99). It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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