In part four of this series of Waves video tutorials, Eli Krantzberg continues covering four of his favorite Waves compressors and shows you real-world examples of the plugins in action. Featured in the final video of this series: the Waves CLA 2A Compressor Limiter.
Using the Waves CLA 2A Compressor Limiter
The CLA 2A is modeled on an electro-luminescent optical attenuator called “T4” for gain reduction. Unlike tube and analog circuitry, it doesn’t add distortion when it modulates the sound. As a result, audio sounds greatly enhanced running through this plug-in, even when it is barely triggering any gain reduction. It’s program dependent multi-stage release algorithm makes it incredibly easy to use. No matter what you do with this plug-in, it sounds good!
Explore the unique program dependant multi-stage release characteristics of the CLA 2A, and hear it at work on a drum buss and on a layered bass part:
The Waves CLA 2A Compressor Limiter, modeled on the legendary electro-optical tube compressor, is currently on sale for $99 (regular $249).
For more information, videos, user reviews or to download a demo, visit Waves CLA 2A Compressor Limiter at the Waves website.