Waves CLA-3A Plug-in

Native Compressor/Limiter Plug-in Modeled After Famous Hardware, with Analog Behavior Modeling - Mac/PC AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, AU, SoundGrid
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Compatible with:

Mac
Windows
AAX
RTAS
AudioSuite
VST
AU
SoundGrid

Software Compatibility

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Classic Solid State Compressor, with Custom Presets by CLA!

The CLA-3A native 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 an early '70s solid-state compressor, the CLA-3A works great on all kinds of instruments and vocals. It's got a fast response and smooth sound, just like the famous hardware it's painstakingly modeled after. And because it's a native plug-in, you can use CLA-3A on as many tracks as your host computer can handle! Bottom line, the CLA-3A native compressor/limiter plug-in gives you world-class dynamics control at a sweet price.

Waves CLA-3A Native Compressor/Limiter Plug-in Bundle Features at a Glance:
  • Model of a classic studio compressor/limiter with the convenience of a plug-in
  • Fast response makes this an ideal dynamics controller for uptempo music
  • Maintains your sound quality even with extreme settings
  • 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-3A Native 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, SoundGrid
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 CLA3ATDM

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