Waves has announced the release of CLA Classic Compressors, a series of four compressors for Windows and Mac.

True classics stand the test of time.

Chris Lord-Alge is a true classic. Over the course of a career spanning almost three decades, he has worked alongside many artists who are classics in their own right.

Green Day. U2. Dave Matthews Band. Tim McGraw. Brian Setzer. Peter Frampton. Tina Turner. Rod Stewart. Steve Winwood. James Brown. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. And many others.

Now, Waves and Chris Lord-Alge join forces to bring you impeccable models of four compressors considered true classics by audio engineers the world over.

CLA Classic Compressors includes

  • CLA-2A – Modeled on the legendary electro-optical tube compressor, the CLA-2A emulates the original’s smooth, frequency-dependent behaviors that have made it a favorite of engineers everywhere.
  • CLA-3A – Based on the early ‘70s solid-state unit known for its unique and highly transparent compression curve, the CLA-3A delivers the quick response and the subtle harmonic distortion for which the original is world-renowned.
  • CLA-76 (Bleuy and Blacky) – Inspired by two highly-desirable revisions of the famed mid-60s Class A line level limiting amplifier, both versions of the CLA-76 offer the superfast attack that made them studio legends.

The CLA Classic Compressors are available in native and TDM formats for $800 / $1,600 USD.

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