In this video, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper tests the limiter and compressor performances of the CLA-2A plug-in by Waves and compares it against the Universal Audio LA-2A limiting amplifier hardware in this - the first taster of a larger Pro Tools Expert LA-2A shootout planned for later this year.
The examples in this shootout were put together using a picked bass guitar, male lead vocal and sax track. Watch the video to hear the differences between a popular LA-2A plug-in emulation by Waves and the hardware.
Which LA-2A do you prefer the sound of? For reference, each example is played in bypass before the CLA-2A and LA-2A examples.
Visit the Waves website for more information on the CLA-2A
Vist the Universal Audio website for more information on the LA-2A hardware.