Waves CLA Classic Compressor/ Native
Experience the Waves CLA Classic Compressors native plug-in bundle — a stellar collection from Chris Lord-Alge and Waves! You hear Chris Lord-Alge's work practically anytime you turn on a radio, and now, you can use some of his favorite tools of the trade — complete with many of his personal presets! CLA Classic Compressors gives you a batch of amazing compressors and leveling amplifiers modeled on studio classics from the '60s and '70s, with the added control and flexibility of modern plug-ins. Use a real hitmaker's tools to get your own great sounds, with the CLA Classic Compressors bundle!
Put the tools of a legendary producer/engineer to work on your tracks. You want your mixes to sound their best. Why not work with the same tools used by the best in the business? Now, Waves and Chris Lord-Alge join forces to bring you impeccable models of four compressors considered true classics by audio engineers the world over. Widely known among audio pros and listeners alike for his punchy sound and extreme compression techniques, Chris gave Waves exclusive access to model his most prized processors, and worked closely with them through every phase of development. Together with many of his personal presets, these precision models deliver the distinctive sound of CLA's favorite classic compressors.
If you've turned on a radio in the last couple of decades, you've heard Chris Lord-Alge's work. Over the course of a career, this legendary producer and engineer has worked alongside many artists who are classics in their own right — from U2 to Tim McGraw. From Peter Frampton to Tina Turner. From Grandmaster Flash to James Brown. Chris Lord-Alge's work spans multiple genres, and his ability to get great sound in all of them is a testament to his abilities — and to his tools of choice.
Get classic tube compression with the CLA-2A
You want classic compression with a tube flavor? Put the CLA-2A on your tracks. Modeled on the legendary electro-optical tube compressor, the CLA-2A emulates the original's smooth, frequency-dependent behaviors that have made it a favorite of engineers everywhere. Like the mid-'60s classic, the CLA-2A sounds great on guitars and bass, and really shines on vocals. Top it all off with Chris Lord-Alge's personal presets, and seemingly limitless instantiations, and you've got a model that surpasses its inspiration.
Use the CLA-3A for transparency and quick response. You'll be impressed by the quick response and the subtle harmonic distortion you can coax from the CLA-3A, which is based on an early '70s solid-state unit known for its unique and highly transparent compression curve. And, just like the original, the CLA-3A gives you excellent performance on bass, guitars, and vocals. Unlike the original, however, the CLA-3A lets you fire up as many instances as your system can handle!
You'll get the big sounds you want with the CLA-76 Blacky & Bluey. The CLA-76 Blacky & Bluey were inspired by two separate versions of a stalward mid'60s Class A line-level limiting amp. Both versions of the CLA-76 ("Blacky" and "Bluey") offer the superfast attack (as quick as 50 microseconds!) that made the originals studio legends. With an exclusive "ALL" control that recreates the original's explosive "All-Ratio-Buttons-In" mode, plus modeled pre-amp distortion for that extra edge, the CLA-76 delivers some of the most powerful drum sounds imaginable!
Waves CLA Classic Compressor/ Native
- Classic electro-optical tube compressor (CLA-2) and transistor-based compressor (CLA-3) models
- Two versions of a classic mid-'60s limiting amplifier (CLA-76 Blacky & Bluey)
- Includes many of Chris Lord-Alge's personal presets
- Compressor and Limiter modes on CLA-2A and CLA-3A
- Zero latency
- Sidechain frequency filter on CLA-2A and CLA-3A
- Exclusive ALL control and preamp distortion modeling on CLA-76
- Up to 24bit/192kHz resolution
- Mono and stereo components
- Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
- PC- and Mac-compatible
- Plug-in list:
- CLA-2A Compressor/ Limiter
- CLA-3A Compressor/ Limiter
- CLA-76 Blacky & Bluey