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Waves CLA Bass Plug-in - Native Reviews

5.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • from Ohio December 31, 2014Music Background:
    Music Maniac!


    I almost didn't buy this plug-in but it was on sale so I figured what the heck. I'm so glad I did! I had 4 plug-ins on a bass track and this sounded FAR better by itself with almost no tweaking.

  • from WI, USA December 16, 2011Music Background:
    gigging, teaching, recording guitarist/bassist/composer

    Commercial CD bass tones in seconds flat

    I've used this on a few bass tracks and it's now my go-to plugin for bass. Not necessarily a tweaker's dream, with just a few simple controls. But it made a bass track that was getting buried in a pretty busy mix I was working on suddenly stand out without obscuring the guitars and synths. It doesn't offer lots of EQ options, just low and high, with 3 frequency selections for each. But it does all the work for you, making the bass sit in the mix just right. A simple one-slider compressor with three selectable curve/ration settings. Distortion is available, and this is a feature I didn't realize the value of until I tried it out. With a hint of subtle growl dialed in, the bass magically stands out in the mix. Heavy distortion is also available if you desire.
    Get the tone you want dialed in at your bass amp, then use this to make it sit perfectly in the mix. Or if you want to tweak the mids some more, put an EQ plugin on the track after this. Bass can be a particularly difficult instrument to mix. This plugin greatly simplifies the job, especially for those who just want to make music, not spend endless hours making adjustments.

  • from China, Shanghai May 21, 2012Music Background:
    guitarist, bassist, drummer, home studio recording/mixing/mastering

    all your need for a good bass in the mix

    this thing is so great to give the bass its right place in the mix, works extremely well in my heavy rock mixes, I get a clear and present bass which doesn't disappear here and there. All the CLA Signature series are great (try the guitar one) but not so CPU friendly. Overall still great, I put this on the bass track and MaxxBass on the bass bus. Works for me

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