Waves CLA Bass
Waves CLA Bass

CLA Bass, Programa de franja de canal from Waves in the CLA series.

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moosers 01/10/2010

Waves CLA Bass : la opinión de moosers (content in English)


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Waves Ltd. CLA (Chris Lord-Alge) Bass is an all in one processing chain for bass guitar and other bass instruments. It's in the CLA bundle of plug-ins that are designed in tandem by Waves and famed engineer/mixer Chris Lord-Alge. I don't believe that you can get any of these plug-ins individually, but I'm not 100% sure on this. I got these plug-ins within the Waves Complete bundle, which includes everything that Waves has to offer. I installed all of the plug-ins at once, which was a process not really noteworthy one way or the other. The interface of the CLA Bass plug-in is pretty simple, as it's just a series of sliders to control the different effects and other controls. You've got bass and treble control, as well as compression, distortion, chorus, and bass enhancement. It also has input and output leveling control. I haven't looked at the manual for this plug-in...


To date I can't say that I've had a problem running this plug-in. I'm currently running the Waves Ltd. CLA Bass plug-in on a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. I run the plug-in in Pro Tools LE 8 that I run with a Digi 002R audio interface. I've only used one of these at a time however, on the bass guitar track only when I've used it, so I haven't exactly tried to max out it's capabilities.


The collection of Chris Lord-Alge plug-ins from Waves is a very nice bundle of powerful plug-ins for all applications, including the CLA Bass plug-in which is designed as a one stop shop for bass processing. In general I like to use separate processors, but if I'm looking to get some quick sounds to enhance my bass sound a bit, this is the perfect plug-in to do it with. There's a lot that you can do with it, but at the same time it's got a pretty simple interface which should be easy for most users to catch on to. I'm not in love with the distortion, but the compression sounds nice and 'sub' slider, which is like a bass enhancer, is pretty awesome. The CLA plug-in bundle is definitely one worth looking into, although don't expect it to turn you into him!