Video – Using the Waves CLA 2A Compressor Limiter

a screenshot of the waves cla 2a compressor limiter in logic pro x

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.

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Apple Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg is an internationally known author and music software trainer for Groove3. His instructional videos have helped demystify music software such as Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Sonar, BFD, Melodyne, and Kontakt for thousands of users all over the world. Based in Montreal, Canada, Eli is involved in all aspects of audio production. In his studio he works with various artists, as well as on commercial jingles, corporate videos, and original music composition.
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