Waves CLA-76 Blacky & Bluey - Compressor/Limiter Plug-In (Native)

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Waves CLA-76 Blacky & Bluey - Compressor/Limiter Plug-In (Native)

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Product Highlights
  • Classic Line Limiting Amplifier Models
  • Black Face and Blue Face Versions
  • Superfast Attack
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS/AudioSuite
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

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.

Main Features

Superfast attack
Includes "All Buttons In" setting
Pre-amp distortion modeling
Zero latency
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
System Requirements Mac
Core Duo 2.3 GHz
OS X 10.5.8 to 10.7
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
Host application that supports Audio Units, RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats

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


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