Waves CLA-2A Plug-in

Compressor/Limiter Plug-in Modeled After Famous Hardware, with Analog Behavior Modeling - Mac/PC AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, AU
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Vintage Tube Compressor Sound, with Custom Presets by CLA!

The CLA-2A compressor/limiter plug-in is a stellar studio tool 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 in your recording studio - complete with many of his personal presets! Based on a mid-'70s electro-optical tube compressor, the CLA-2A works great on all kinds of instruments and vocals. It's got a smooth response and rich sound, just like the famous hardware it's painstakingly modeled after. And because it's a native plug-in, you can use CLA-2A on as many tracks as your host computer can handle! Sweetwater Sales Engineers agree, the CLA-2A native compressor/limiter plug-in gives you world-class dynamics control at a sweet price.

Waves CLA-2A Compressor/Limiter Plug-in Bundle Features at a Glance:
  • Model of a classic studio compressor/limiter with the convenience of a plug-in
  • Smooth response makes this an ideal dynamics controller for vocals and acoustic instruments
  • Analog behavior modeling adds to the vintage vibe
  • Features both compressor and limiter modes for multiple applications
  • Up to 24bit/192kHz resolution
  • Mono and stereo components
  • PC- and Mac-compatible
The Waves CLA-2A compressor/limiter plug-in brings a legendary producer's tools and settings to your home studio!

Tech Specs

Software Type Compressor/Limiter
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 64-bit
Format AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon or higher, 4 GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon or higher, 4 GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 SP1 or later
Manufacturer Part Number CLA2ATDM

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Depth and Control

Simply placing this on the track gives it more depth. Reminds me clearly of the classic EQ's that are unobtrusive and add the perfect amount of colorization and feel. Highly recommend!

Excellent Starter & Finisher

This plug in is awesome. You can use it on anything but, I use it mostly for vocals and background parts. It not to far off the real thing you'll be glad you got it.
Music background: Hip Hop & R&B
See also: Compression Software, Waves, Waves Plug-ins: Dynamics