Waves CLA Classic Compressors
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Waves CLA Classic Compressors

CLA Classic Compressors, Software compressor from Waves in the CLA series.

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moosers 09/21/2009

Waves CLA Classic Compressors : moosers のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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The Waves Ltd. CLA Classic Compressors bundle is comprised of four plug-ins - the CLA-2A, CLA-3A, CLA-76 Blacky, and the CLA-76 Bluey.  Each is a software version of these classic hardware compressors.  I have used these only at the studio I work at so I wasn't involved with the installtion of these plug-ins, but I do know that they have worked flawlessly since installation.  I've never seen a manual for the Waves Ltd. CLA Classic Compressors, so I don't know if it would be helpful or not.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I've been using the Waves Ltd. CLA Classic Compressors on a Pro Tools HD system that runs with an Apple G5 desktop computer and have run them mostly in Pro Tools 8.  I haven't had any problems running these plug-ins within this configuration as they work well all around.  One thing that does bother me about these plug-ins is that I have trouble sometimes with these tracks overloading and it takes me a while to get the right level.  Other than this, just about everything about these plug-ins is easy to follow and is as simple to use as their hardware counterparts.  


OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Waves Ltd. CLA Classic Compressors for about four or five months and I've really enjoyed using them in this time.  They are easy to adapt to and to use and all sound pretty great.  While these obviously don't sound like the originals that they are emulating, they are a good batch of compression plug-ins that are great to mix with and do have quite a good sound quality.  The price of these plug-ins isn't cheap, but Waves does make some of the best plug-ins around in terms of sound quality, and these fit into that scheme.  They are definitely better than the Bomb Factory emulations and if you are fan of these classic compressors, I think you will enjoy using this bundle.