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CLA-2A Compressor / Limiter Native/TDM/SG Software Download

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Classic compressor with modern convenience.

The CLA-2A is modeled on a hand-wired, tube-based compressor originally produced by Teletronix in the early 1960s. Initially intended for use in broadcast, the original used an electro-luminescent optical attenuator called “T4” for gain reduction. Unlike many other designs, electro-luminescent circuitry doesn't add distortion when it modulates the sound. (Tubes, however, do, and we made sure to model that distortion.) Additionally, the inspiration for the CLA-2A’s frequency-dependent attack and response speed made it an instant favorite of audio engineers. However, many consider its most unique feature to be its program dependent, multi-stage release, which was achieved using a 2-stage photo-electric cell. With a Frequency Response of 30Hz to 15kHz (+/- 1dB) and < 0.5% THD, the original provided up to 40dB of gain limiting. About Chris Lord-Alge Grammy®-winner Chris Lord-Alge is the mixing engineer of choice for pop and rock royalty. Green Day | U2 | Dave Matthews Band | Daughtry | Pink | Leona Lewis | Avril Lavigne | My Chemical Romance | All American Rejects | Nickelback | Rob Thomas | Snow Patrol | Ray LaMontagne | Miley Cyrus | Jonas Bros. | Tim McGraw | Faith Hill | Tina Turner | Rod Stewart | Celine Dion | Santana | Steve Winwood | James Brown For almost thirty years, Chris has energized the sound of popular music. His hard-hitting mixes have transformed the radio soundscape, and introduced a new sonic vocabulary along the way. CLA’s massive hardware arsenal includes racks and racks of the most coveted compression units in music history. 


  • Compressor and Limiter modes
  • Zero latency
  • Sidechain frequency filter
  • Up to 24bit 192kHz resolution
  • Mono and Stereo components
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
  • PC and Mac compatible

Order today and get vintage sound with state-of-the-art application.


CLA-2A Compressor / Limiter Native/TDM/SG Software Download Specifications:

Native system requirements for Mac
CPU: Core Duo 2.3Ghz
OS: 10.7 - 10.11
Screen resolution minimum: 1024 x 768
Recommended: 1280 x 1024/1600 x 1024

Native system requirements for Windows
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 Ghz
OS: Windows 7 with SP1, Windows 8 - 8.1, Windows 10
Screen resolution minimum: 1024 x 768
Recommended: 1280 x 1024/1600 x 1024
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