In our continuing look at Waves plugins and hardware with our A-Z of Waves we arrive at C and for us C Is For Chris Lord Alge.
There's an in-depth interview with Chris Lord Alge on Waves' web site, when asked about his thinking behind his signature series plugins he says;
"I wanted to solve a problem. I thought there was a real problem for the musician, for the first time engineer, for the guy that just wants to go. Basically, it's like a miniature console on each channel, a plugin that does everything you want, in one plugin. They give you just enough of everything, so you're not trying to set up auxes and returns.
These plugins are completely designed based on my work technique and the simplicity in organization. I like to focus on the music and not the route getting there, just focus on the thing that makes the song happen. I would say my workflow is built right into the design for the Artist Signature plugins."
Here are some highlights of our videos helping users to get the best from Waves CLA signature and other CLA plugins.
Waves CLA Guitars Plugin
The Waves CLA series of plugins puts a powerful set of mixing tools in the hands of both those new to mixing and seasoned professionals. In this free video tutorial Russ takes a look at the CLA guitars plug-in, an easy to use instant gratification plug-in that can help those using basic audio interfaces to get a variety of different sounds in their tracks.
Waves CLA-76 Compressor Plugin
The Waves CLA76 is based on the much loved vintage 1176 compressor, this one is based on Chris' own unit. The CLA76 can be used on a variety of sources such as vocals, bass and drums. In this free tutorial video from Paul Drew, hear how the CLA-76 plug-in from Waves is used to compress a snare drum.
Mixing Drums Using CLA Signature Series Plugins
In this video James talks about his approach to mixing real drums using Waves plugins. In this the first part of the series he looks at the Kick, Snare and Toms using the Waves CLA Signature plugin the create a solid foundation for your track.