Waves Audio has announced the release of its new audio plugin CLA Nx, bringing Grammy-winning mixer Chris Lord-Alge’s famed Mix LA studio control room to any pair of headphones.

CLA Nx allows you to monitor reliably on headphones and make better mixing decisions anywhere, anytime.

After faithfully modeling Chris’s console and classic hardware gear in previous plugins, Waves and CLA have finally teamed up to replicate Chris’s room acoustics and monitoring system. The CLA Nx plugin combines Waves Nx spatial audio technology with precise measurements of Mix LA, to model the acoustic response of Chris’s mix room inside any set of headphones.

Built by premier studio designer Vincent Van Hoff, Mix LA has been Chris Lord-Alge’s studio since 2008. This is the room he has trusted to deliver mixes for Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Muse and countless top artists.

Chris’s complete monitoring setup is now available over any headphones via CLA Nx. This includes the acoustic response of Chris’s NS10-modeled CLA-10 nearfield monitors, coupled with his subwoofer system; his custom-built Ocean Way farfield speakers, modified to his specs; and even the boombox model he relies on to check how his mixes will translate to small-speaker devices.

CLA Nx features

  • Headphone monitoring plugin for better mix reference.
  • Developed with Grammy®-winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge.
  • Precision model of Chris Lord-Alge’s private Mix LA control room.
  • Check your mixes on Chris’s three sets of custom studio monitors.
  • Nearfield monitors: CLA-10 (custom NS-10 model) + subwoofer.
  • Farfield monitors: Chris’s custom modified Ocean Way HR1s.
  • Boombox to check how mixes translate to small-speaker devices.
  • Better reference for mix depth, panning, reverb, low-end response.
  • Compatible with all headphone models.
  • Adjustable studio Ambience control.
  • Personalized head anatomy calibration.
  • Supports head tracking for enhanced realism, via webcam or the Nx Head Tracker (purchased separately).

CLA Nx is available at an introductory price of $49.99 USD for a limited time (regular $199 USD). Use coupon code CREATE40 at the checkout to get an additional discount and purchase the plugin for only $29.99 USD.

More information: Waves Audio