The CLA-76 Blacky & Bluey(Native) from Waves is a plug-in that features models of the famed mid-60's Class A line level limiting amplifier. A favorite studio tool, the original hardware had a superfast attack (as quick as 50 microseconds) that is reproduced in the software model. The plug-in can be used on numerous sources, but really shines when processing drums.
Also featured in the plug-in is the unconventional "All Ratio Buttons In" setting that provided the trademark overdriven tone of the original, along with modeled pre-amp distortion. The original hardware underwent numerous revisions after it was first introduced with a blue strip on a silver faceplate. The black face version added low-noise circuits on additional circuit boards and reduced distortion. Both versions are represented here.
Note: Requires iLok if one is not already present on the system.
Includes "All Buttons In" setting
Pre-amp distortion modeling
Up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution
Mono and stereo components
Input - infinity to 0
Output - infinity to 0
Attack - 1 to 7 (1 ms to 50 µs)
Release - 1 to 7 (1 s to 50 ms)
Ratio - 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, 20:1, ALL
Comp Off - comp on, comp off
Analog - off, 50 Hz, 60 Hz
VU Display - input, gain reduction, output
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Mac Core Duo 2.3 GHz OS X 10.5.8 to 10.7 2 GB RAM 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution Host application that supports Audio Units, RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats
PC Intel Core 2 Duo GHz/AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent Windows XP 32-bit SP2 and SP3, Vista Business or Ultimate 32-bit SP1, Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit (using 32 bit host applications) 1 GB RAM on Windows XP, 2 GB on Vista/Windows 7 1024 x 768 32-bit minimum display resolution Host application that supports RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats