In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew compresses an acoustic submix using the fantastic Waves CLA-3A. Paul starts off by adjusting the Peak Reduction to get the desired amount of compression. Paul then moves onto trying out the limiting mode and experimenting with the high frequency side chain.
Based on the early ‘70s solid-state unit known for its unique and highly transparent compression curve, the CLA-3A delivers the quick response and the subtle harmonic distortion for which the original is world-renowned. And just like the original, the CLA-3A is the bomb on bass, as well as on guitars and vocals. But unlike the original, you can fire up as many instances as your system can handle.