In this free tutorial video, you will learn how to use the Waves CLA-2A compressor on an electric piano. This is a simple yet very effective compressor plug-in that works well on nearly anything you throw at it.
Paul starts off by adjusting the Peak Reduction and then looking at the HiFreq control to make the compressor ignore the lower frequencies.
Modelled on the legendary electro-optical tube compressor, the CLA-2A emulates the original smooth, frequency-dependent behaviours that have made the LA-2A a favourite of engineers everywhere. Like the mid-‘60s classic, the CLA-2A sounds great on electric guitars and bass guitars - it also adds real shines to vocal tracks as well. To top it all off, Chris Lord-Alge has incorporated some of his own personal presets. The Waves CLA-2A offers limitless instantiations, and you’ve got a model that surpasses its inspiration.