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Waves CLA Classic Compressors - Electronic Delivery

Impeccable models of four compressors considered true classics by audio engineers the world over - electronic delivery
MFR# USW379-1362-651

Product Description

Developed in collaboration with world-renowned mixer/engineer Chris Lord-Alge, Waves CLA Classic Compressors consist of four plug-ins: the CLA-2A, the CLA-3A, the CLA-76 Blacky and the CLA-76 Bluey. These classic models grant users access to the same tools that Lord-Alge has used to help define hard-hitting rock and pop over the last several decades.

Waves CLA-2A Compressor/Limiter
Modeled on the world's first electro-optical tube compressor, the CLA-2A emulates the original's smooth, frequency-dependent behavior that has made it a favorite of engineers everywhere. Like the mid-60s classic, the CLA-2A sounds great on guitars and bass and particularly shines on vocals. Topping it off with Lord-Alge's personal presets and the zero-latency only a Native plug-in can provide, CLA-2A offers users a model that far surpasses its inspiration.

Features
  • Compressor and Limiter modes
  • Zero latency
  • Sidechain frequency filter
  • Up to 24bit 192kHz resolution
  • Mono and Stereo components
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
  • PC and Mac compatible

Controls
  • Gain 0 to 100
  • Peak Reduction 0 to 100
  • Compressor Mode Comp, Limiter
  • HF Freq 0 to 100
  • Analog Off, 50Hz, 60Hz
  • VU Display Input, Gain Reduction, Output

Waves CLA-3A Compressor/Limiter
Based on the early 1970s solid-state unit known for its unique and highly transparent compression curve, the CLA-3A delivers the quick response and the subtle harmonic distortion for which the original is world-renowned. Just like the original, the CLA-3A is ideal for bass, guitars and vocals. Unlike the original, users can fire up as many instances as their systems can handle.

Features
  • Compressor and Limiter modes
  • Zero latency
  • Sidechain frequency filter
  • Up to 24bit 192kHz resolution
  • Mono and Stereo components
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
  • PC and Mac compatible

Controls
  • Gain 0 to 10
  • Peak Reduction 0 to 10
  • Compressor Mode Comp, Limiter
  • HF Freq 0 to 100
  • Analog Off, 50Hz, 60Hz
  • VU Display Input, Gain Reduction, Output

Waves CLA-76 Bluey & Blacky Compressor/Limiters
Inspired by two highly-desirable revisions of the famed mid-60s Class A line level limiting amplifier, both versions of the CLA-76 ("Blacky" and "Bluey") offer the super-fast attack 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 extra edge, the CLA-76 delivers some of the most powerful drum sounds imaginable.

Features
  • Superfast attack
  • Exclusive ALL control
  • Pre-amp distortion modeling
  • Zero latency
  • Up to 24bit 192kHz resolution
  • Mono and Stereo components
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
  • PC and Mac compatible

Controls
  • Input Inf to 0
  • Output Inf to 0
  • Attack 1 to 7 (1 millisecond to 50 microseconds)
  • Release 1 to 7 (1 second to 50 milliseconds)
  • Ratio 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1, ALL
  • Comp Off Comp On, Comp Off
  • Analog Off, 50Hz, 60Hz
  • VU Display Input, Gain Reduction, Output

Waves Mercury owners covered by Waves Update Plan receive CLA Classic Compressors at no additional charge.

Product Specifications

Condition New
Software Delivery Electronic Delivery
iLok Required No
Plug-in Type Dynamics
Plug-In Format TDM, RTAS, AudioSuite, AU, VST
Operating System Mac, Windows

Product Reviews

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for the price I don’t think you can beat this collection of classic compressors, I especially like the CLA 76 of course I could never afford to be around the actual hardware however reading the descriptions on how they are supposed to work these do seem like pretty accurate representations, I like waves plug-ins in general they’re pretty stable and quite affordable, and of course the awesome staff at VK have the knowledge you need if you have any questions about them. I recommend picking some up for yourself

By Josh G on October 24, 2020

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