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Bring Instruments Up Front with Tight, Transparent Compression

The CLA-3A combines solid-state circuitry’s fast attack with the gentle release of optical-based compression. A favorite on guitar, bass, and drums, the CLA-3A models the tight, punchy compression effect that played an important role in high-end studios of the 1970s.

Without the coloration of tubes, and only a slight hint of harmonic distortion, the CLA-3A handles high-level transients and pushes out punch—especially with midrange instruments.

  • Transparent sound quality, even with significant compression
  • Solid-state design responds superbly to transients
  • Choose Limiter mode to increase instrument sustain
  • Perfect for bass, overhead drum mics, keyboards, guitar
  • Modeled from studio legend Chris Lord-Alge’s personal favorite unit
  • Includes custom presets by Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mix control for easy parallel compression
  • For extra authenticity, optionally add subtle hiss and hum
  • Trim control for quick level adjustment
  • Zero latency for mixing both in the studio and live