Waves CLA Classic Compressors Plug-in Bundle

Signature Compressor/Limiter Plug-in Bundle with Presets - Mac/PC AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, AU, SoundGrid
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Use Chris Lord-Alge's Production Tools!

Experience the Waves CLA Classic Compressors 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!

Waves CLA Classic Compressors Plug-in Bundle at a Glance:
  • Put the tools of a legendary producer/engineer to work on your tracks
  • Get classic tube compression with the CLA-2A
  • Use the CLA-3A for transparency and quick response
  • You'll get the big sounds you want with the CLA-76 Blacky & Bluey
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

Do 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 stalwart 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 re-creates 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 Compressors Plug-in Bundle Features:
  • 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 24bi/192kHz resolution
  • Mono and stereo components
The Waves CLA Classic Compressors bundle lets you use a legendary producer's tools and settings on your own mixes!

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 CLAMCTDM

Customer Reviews

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Awesome !!!!

These compressors sound great and work flawlessly with Logic. I love the CLA 76 Blue stripe. Its my favorite of the bunch. I use it on vocals, snare drum and guitars. The CLA 3A is great on Bass and the 2A gives you the classic 60's compression. You will have a great time using The CLA plugins.
Music background: Producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Two words... Essential.

The essential compressors used for decades that you simply can't live without. Put the 1176 on anything that has fast attacks like snare and kicks drums. Works awesome on guitar busses and even the master mix. Black faced for normal and blue faced for a shinier top end. Put the tube LA-2A and FET LA-3A on things more drawn out, like vocals, bass guitars and synths. The 2A and 3A both excel at compressing the pooh out of tracks without it being noticeable. It's normal whole compressing vocals to see the VU meter riding about 3/4 back but, it simply sounds smooth as glass. Use the FET LA-3A for that smooth compression but, with a shinier top end.
Music background: Mix, mastering, TV and restoration,

Sound great!

After demoing several Waves plugins, I had to buy these. I was lucky to get them on sale. I love the LA2A emulation.

They Sound Amazing

This compressors were released a bit more than 6 years ago, if i'm not mistaken! but up to this date this compressors are used all over the mix by in the box mixers! So i made the jump and bought this bundle. I have to say. I've should've done that a long time ago! . they don't just sound great and compressor stuff beautifully but they are musical. you will find that they do something to the mix that makes it more cohesive and warm. above all, What stroked me about this processors is the fast that they are fast to used and give you immediate results with little time and effort! CLA-76 creates punch and warm and edge CLA-2A rounds things in a warm coupe with soft compression and silky sound CLA-3A is my absolute favorite to fat things up and to create thickness and snap!
Music background: Musician, Mixing Engineer Apprentice
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