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13 Waves CLA Epic

Waves CLA Epic
  

Complete Reverbs and Delays by Chris Lord-Alge

Mix with Epic Depth: Complete Reverbs & Delays by Chris Lord-Alge

Add epic depth to your mixes and productions: The complete suite of mix legend CLA’s 4 go-to delays and 4 go-to reverbs, based on his best studio gear – all in one plugin that lets you blend, layer and internally route the effects.

Studio legend Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Muse, Bruce Springsteen) is a master at creating epic space and dimension in every song. And now he is giving you the key to that depth: his entire suite of reverbs and delays, in one epic plugin.

CLA Epic features Chris’s 4 go-to delays (SLAP, THROW, TAPE, CROWD) and 4 go-to reverbs (PLATE, ROOM, HALL, SPACE). All modules are based on Chris’s settings for his favorite studio hardware, which he uses in various combinations in every one of his mixes.

Whether used on vocals, drums, synths, guitars, or other instruments – CLA Epic opens the gate to more depth in your mixes and productions.

Blend Reverbs & Delays the CLA Way

The key to CLA’s depth of sound is the way he blends multiple effects creatively – sending multiple delays to multiple reverbs on each track, and controlling the exact blend with his console faders.

CLA Epic gives you all these rich possibilities in one plugin. You can now blend CLA’s most epic reverbs and delays in the same creative manner. No need to open different effect plugins to get a rich landscape of sound: At any time, you can activate any or all of CLA Epic’s 8 effect modules, and blend them easily using the plugin’s console-type faders.

To make things even easier, CLA Epic always loads with Chris’s default settings for each effect. You can go deep and tweak all the familiar parameters (as well as some surprising ones). But first, simply load the default modules, blend in the different effects, and hear CLA magic in action.

The Secret to Depth: Send Delays to Reverbs

Chris Lord-Alge has an extra secret for mixing with depth: he sends his delays to his reverbs so that the delays become part of the overall sonic landscape.

CLA Epic lets you send any delay to any reverb, in addition to the option of running the effects in parallel. With the click of a button, you can choose to send each delay only to the Output, only to (any or all of) the reverbs, or to everything at once. Effects routing that would take hours in your DAW now takes seconds.

Over 350 Epic Presets to Get You Started

CLA Epic comes packed with 50 powerful presets by Chris himself – for your vocals, drums, guitars and keyboards. Not enough? The plugin also includes over 300 presets by Greg Wells, Michael Brauer, and dozens more top producers and engineers.

Waves CLA Epic Highlights

  • Reverb & delay super-suite designed with Chris Lord-Alge
  • Based on CLA’s favorite classic studio gear
  • Add epic depth, dimension and space to your mixes & productions
  • 4 delay modules: SLAP, THROW, TAPE, CROWD
  • 4 reverb modules: PLATE, ROOM, HALL, SPACE (Non-Lin)
  • Layer & blend the 8 effects easily on any track
  • Send delays to reverbs with the click of a button
  • Modulation control per effect to add texture and spread
  • CPU-friendly
  • 50 powerful presets by Chris Lord-Alge
  • Over 300 additional presets by Greg Wells, Michael Brauer & more
  • Includes CLA EchoSphere

  USER GUIDE


Waves CLA EpicCROWD Delay & PLATE

CLA Epic’s CROWD delay is a unique CLA invention, creating a series of increasingly longer delays that diminish overtime to make the source richer and lusher. It has a single control: TIGHT to WIDE.

The PLATE is based on Chris’s go-to lead vocal reverb, with control over pre-delay, reverb time, and low/high-frequency damping (RT).


CLA Epic TapeTAPE module & HALL Reverb

The CLA Epic TAPE module provides a rich, fat delay effect. Two separate effects (Tap 1 and Tap 2) each have different time, sync, feedback, and offset controls.

The HALL reverb is a classic effect, with the same controls as the plate but with a very different EQ curve.


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SLAP Delay & ROOM

The plugin’s SLAP delay features 3 EQ slopes (analog tape speeds), selectable between 7.5, 15, and 30 ips.

CLA’s room reverb sound is the result of several different reverb units sent together to the same bus. ROOM recreates this unique sound, with pre-delay, reverb time, and damping controls.


Waves CLA Epic
THROW Delay and SPACE Reverb

The THROW delay has similar controls to TAPE, but its tap inputs can be triggered manually or with automation. Use this module when you want to apply a delay to a specific note, word, or sound.

SPACE is a non-linear reverb, with decay from 0.04 to 3.5 ms. At its highest setting, it becomes a sensational-sounding gated reverb.


CLA Epic Compete Reverbs & Delays vs. CLA EchoSphere Slap/Plate

CLA Epic is the complete suite of Chris Lord-Alge’s reverbs and delays. CLA Epic includes the two modules (SLAP and PLATE) from CLA EchoSphere, but adds to them six more reverb and delay modules (for a grand total of eight), plus hundreds more effect blending and routing options.
 

CLA EchoSphere

CLA Epic

TAPE delay module
THROW delay module
SLAP delay module
CROWD delay module
PLATE reverb module
ROOM reverb module
HALL reverb module
SPACE reverb module
Effect blending/layeringBlend only Slap and PlateBlend any/all 8 effects: hundreds of blending combinations in total
Internal routing/sendingSend only Slap to PlateSend any delay to any/all reverbs

Waves v13 System Requirements

Note: Waves software is not yet officially supported on Apple Computers with the new Apple Silicon M1 processors. 

Mac

Windows

CPU
Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon / Apple M1
See notes regarding Apple M1 (ARM-based) processors
CPU
Intel Core i5, i7, i9, Xeon (all Gen 5 and above)
AMD Quad Core
Memory
Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
16 GB free disk space on the system drive
Memory
Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
16 GB free disk space on the system drive
Operating System
10.14.6, 10.15.7, 11.5.2, 12.0.1
Operating System
Windows 10 64 bit
Windows 11 (Build 22000.194)
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
USB displays are not supported as the primary display.
V13 plugins require a graphics card that supports ‘Metal’. Learn more.
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

Exceptions & Notes:



  • These specs are for software version 13.

  • Windows 10 64 bit (Pre-2004) is officially supported with software version 12.0, not 12.7.

  • Mac models without ‘Metal’ support are not supported with V13. Learn more.

  • MacPro models from 2015 and earlier are not supported with V13.

  • Temporarily, parameter mapping and preset browsing via KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE are not possible on macOS systems, as necessary NKS components cannot be installed at this time. We are working to fix this as soon as possible.

  • Current version licenses will activate older version software (V9 and above), if the product/s in question exists in this software version.

  • To check if a plugin exists in an older version, scroll to the bottom of the older version's download page.

  • Software versions earlier than 9.92 cannot co-exist with software versions above V10. To run V9 side by side with a newer version, please install version 9.92.

  • For this reason, installing a newer version alongside V9 may cause temporary loss of access to V9 plugins on systems that support both versions. We are aware of this issue, which can be resolved by reinstalling V9.92 plugins or contacting Tech Support.

  • Waves plugins are officially supported on up to two screens in third-party DAWs and host applications.

  • Screen Resolution: SSL E-Channel, SSL G-Channel, Element, Codex, Dorrough, Flow Motion, Bass Slapper and Bass Fingers require minimum screen resolution 1280x1024 / 1600x1024. Recommended screen resolution for Flow Motion, Bass Slapper and Bass Fingers: 1920x1080.

  • Waves Instruments: Additional disk-space may be required for sample libraries. Specific information available on each instrument’s page.

  • RAM: Grand Rhapsody’s & Bass Finger’s minimal RAM required is 16 GB (and not 8GB, as generally described for all plugins). [Mac & Windows].

  • Waves Plugins and applications are supported and tested on operating systems installed on the built-in system hard drive. Operating systems installed on external hard drives are not tested and may not be fully functional with our software.


Waves 13 Supported Hosts

Mac


Apple M1 Support

Windows

Pro Tools 2021 (AAX Native, Audiosuite)Pro Tools 2021(AAX Native, Audiosuite)
Ableton Live 11 (VST3)
Ableton Live 11 (VST3)
Audition 14 (VST3)
Audition 14 (VST3)

Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)Bitwig Studio 4 (VST3)
Cakewalk by BandLab 2021 (VST3)
Cubase 11 (VST3)
Cubase 11 (VST3)
Digital Performer 11 (Audio Units)
FL Studio 20 (VST3)
FL Studio 20 (VST3)
Garage Band 10 (Audio Units)
Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST) | NKS-ready
Komplete Kontrol 2 (VST)
Nuendo 11 (VST3)
Nuendo 11 (VST3)
Logic Pro X 10.6.3 (Audio Units)
Premiere Pro 15 (VST3)
Premiere Pro 15 (VST3)
Maschine 2 (VST) | NKS-ready
Maschine 2 (VST)
Main Stage 3 (Audio Units)
Samplitude Pro X6 (VST3)
Luna 1.1.11 (VST3)Pyramix 25th (VST
REAPER 6 (VST3)
REAPER 6 (VST3)
Reason 11 (VST)
Reason 11 (VST)
Sequoia 15 (VST3)
Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
Studio One Professional 5.3 (VST3)

Exceptions & Notes:


General:



  • These specs are for software version 13.

  • V13 supports 64-bit only.

  • With the release of Waves V13 plugins, we announce full official Apple M1 support for host applications that are themselves Apple M1-compatible. We will work to provide official M1 support for more host applications as they become M1-compatible. We will update this page with new developments as they are available.

  • In certain scenarios, a mixture of multiple versions of Waves plugins installed on the same system may cause issues in Logic Pro X, even if all versions are supported on the system. This is under investigation and there is a workaround. If you encounter such behavior – please contact Tech Support for assistance.

  • MIDI Support: The following hosts do not offer MIDI support: WaveLab, Main Stage, Pyramix, Garage Band, Premiere, and Audition.

  • Mono to Stereo components are not supported in Cakewalk by BandLab, Wavelab and Luna.

  • Sidechaining is supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Cakewalk by BandLab, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio, REAPER, Bitwig Studio and Studio One.

  • Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix.

  • GarageBand: The Preset Browser is not available on Intel Mac computers.

  • WaveLab: Preset Browser is not supported. ‘Sync to host BPM’ feature is not available on plugins that offer it.

  • Maschine & Komplete Kontrol: Temporarily, parameter mapping and preset browsing via KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE are not possible on macOS 11 Big Sur, or on macOS 10.15 systems that never had Waves installed on them, as necessary NKS components cannot be installed at this time. We are working to fix this as soon as possible. see over 110 NKS-ready effects & instruments.

  • V13 plugins are Supported on StudioRack 12.8. See supported hosts for previous StudioRack versions.


Ableton Live:



  • As of Waves V12 – Waves plugins are supported only in the VST3 format.

  • Users are hereon advised to load plugins in the VST3 format only for future session compatibility.

  • Clicking the ‘About’ box in the plugin will display if plugin is loaded in the VST3 or VST (2.4) formats.

  • If you encounter issues with VST (2.4) plugins in current or older sessions, or wish to ‘future-proof’ your sessions, load VST3 instance/s of the plugin alongside the existing VST (2.4) ones, then use the WaveSystem toolbar to copy the preset/s from VST (2.4) and paste in the VST3.

  • Ableton Live sessions created with previous versions (V10/V11) of the plugin components listed below, will not load in the sessions after the plugin version is updated:

    • C4 Multiband Compressor: Mono component

    • C6 Multiband Compressor: Mono component

    • L2 Ultramaximizer: Mono component

    • Q1-Q8 Equalizers: Mono component

    • F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ: Mono component

    • Nx – Virtual Mix Room over Headphones: 5.0, 5.1 and 7.1 components




Plugins:



  • Waves Virtual Instruments are not supported on Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premier.

  • CLA MixHub and Scheps Omni Channel

    • The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio.

    • Some plug-ins may not be available when both V12 and V13 are installed.



  • DTS Neural Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro (7.1 surround not supported), Nuendo, Cubase (7.1 surround not supported), Audition, Premiere, and REAPER. 7.1 SDDS/Film is not supported in all DAWs.

  • eMo Generator: When using eMo Generator in Logic or Digital Performer, make sure to enable the input monitor on the channel where the plugin is inserted.

  • DeBreath is not supported on Main Stage.

  • Dorrough Stereo: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Stereo is available in MultiRack, SoundGrid Studio and StudioRack.

  • Dorrough Surround: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Surround is available in MultiRack.

  • Grand Rhapsody Piano, Electric 200 Piano, Electric 88 Piano, Electric Grand 80 Piano, Clavinet and Bass Slapper are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Garage Band (on i7), Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.

  • InPhase & InPhase LT: Sidechain is supported on Logic.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools (HD required), Logic Pro (no 7.1 support), Cubase (no 7.1 support), Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab. In Pro Tools, Nx Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.

  • B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X. In Pro Tools, B360 Ambisonics components are available on standard ‘QUAD’ tracks only, and not yet available on ‘1st order Ambisonics’ tracks.

  • Q-Clone is not supported on the following hosts: Main Stage, Garage Band, Media Composer, FL Studio.
    Q-Capture component not supported on Main Stage.

  • Reel ADT on Windows does not support sync-to-temp on WaveLab.

  • SoundShifter: On Pro Tools, SoundShifter Graphic & Parametric support AudioSuite only.
    On all other hosts, only SoundShifter Pitch is supported.

  • UM225 & UM226 are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix. UM226 is also supported on Logic Pro and Digital Performer.

  • Waves Tune & Tune LT are fully supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit & Audiosuite only), Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One, REAPER, Ableton Live 10.1 (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported). Waves Tune & Tune LT are also supported on the following hosts, but without ReWire support: Audition, Reason, Bitwig Studio, Ableton Live 11 and Luna.

  • X-FDBK is not supported on Final Cut, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
    In addition, it is not supported on Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.

March 7th, 2021

  • New: Artist presets by Mr. Bill added to the Kaleidoscopes plugin.
  • Fixed: Issues with several factory preset folder names and order in Bass Fingers, CLA Echosphere, CLA Epic, Flow Motion and OVox.

March 3, 2021

All Waves plugins: Across-the-board software update to V12.7

  • New Features & Improvements:
    • New user preset system:
      • New streamlined workflow for saving, loading and managing user-created presets.
      • Each user-created preset is now single file. User-created presets can now be placed in subfolder groups.
      • The Waves Tool Bar has been modified to accommodate the new workflow: Watch tutorial.
    • New: Hi-resolution (HiDPI) graphics for five plugins:
      • SSL E-Channel
      • SSL E-EQ
      • SSL G-Channel
      • SSL G-Master Buss Compressor
      • Waves Tune Real-Time
    • New: Analog Noise On/Off control added to the top bar menu of:
      • Greg Wells MixCentric
      • Greg Wells PianoCentric
      • Greg Wells ToneCentric.
    • Improved: Smoothing algorithm added to eliminate click artifacts during parameter change in the following plugins:
      • Abbey Road Studio 3
      • C6 Multiband Compressor
      • L3-LL Ultramaximizer
      • Nx Ocean Way Nashville
      • SSL E-Channel
      • SSL G-Channel
      • X-FDBK
  • Bug Fixes in Specific Plugins and Applications:
    • Abbey Road Studio 3
      • Fixed: Bug causing the tracking rate indicator to be faulty after buffer size change.
      • Fixed: Occasional audio issues when two Nx Head Trackers are active at the same time and the second tracker is selected.
      • Fixed: Sluggish graphics when Abbey Road Studio 3 is inserted in eMotion LV1 and SuperRack.
    • Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain
      • Fixed: Bug affecting the Link control – When a session is loaded with stereo mode set to Duo or MS, and Link is set to ON, Link reverts to OFF when the module is set to expanded view.
      • Fixed in Pro Tools: Bug causing Link state not to be mirrored in some scenarios, when the plugin is grouped in Pro Tools.
    • BSS DPR-402
      • Fixed: Incorrect channel labels in M/S L/R and CH1/CH2 modes.
    • CLA MixHub
      • Fixed: External Side Chain not working after loading sessions saved in Ducker mode with External Side Chain on.
      • Fixed: Bug affecting the Link control – When a session is loaded with stereo mode set to Duo or MS, and Link is set to ON, Link reverts to OFF when the module is set to expanded view.
      • Fixed in Pro Tools: Bug causing Link state not to be mirrored in some scenarios, when the plugin is grouped in Pro Tools.
      • Fixed: GUI hangs when switching to Bucket view using a touch screen.
      • Fixed: Bug causing no automation to be written when a parameter is controlled by a MIDI controller.
      • Fixed in Studio One: Bug causing the parameters of some plugins inserted in the CLA MixHub insert slot not to load correctly when recalled.
      • Fixed: Possible audio corruption when automating multiple EQ parameters together.
      • Fixed in several DAWs: Black GUI when toggling insert state on/off while Scheps Omni Channel is inserted in the CLA MixHub insert slot.
    • Cobalt Saphira
      • Fixed: Crash when changing presets while Harmonics Mode is automated or controlled with T&T knob on a DiGiCo console.
    • eMotion LV1
      • Fixed: Crash when merging captures in the TRACT plugin using a touch screen.
      • Fixed: Crash on load when the main plugin folder is removed.
      • Fixed: GUI corruption when undocking a plugin and changing skin settings.
    • H-Delay
      • Fixed: Bug causing dither noise to persist when Mains/Analog Noise is set to Off.
    • Kramer Master Tape
      • Fixed: NKS mapping was not installed. This is now fixed.
    • MultiMod Rack
      • Fixed: Offline bounce issue when Harmonic is set to 100.
      • Fixed: Bug causing no change in sound when Undo is applied to previous actions in the EQ section.
    • Nx Ocean Way Nashville
      • Fixed: Short mute when selecting between speaker types or bypassing in Cubase and Nuendo.
      • Fixed: Crash when the plugin is loaded in StudioRack (SoundGrid Processing) and when reading automations.
      • Fixed: Bug when Nx Ocean Way Nashville is inserted in the Scheps Omni Channel insert slot, causing the slot position to become stuck.
      • Bug when Nx Ocean Way Nashville is inserted in the CLA MixHub insert slot, causing inability to revert to the plugin’s main view.
      • Bug causing the tracking rate indicator to be faulty after buffer size change.
    • OVox
      • Fixed: Bug causing no change in sound when Undo is applied to previous actions in the EQ section.
    • PuigChild 670
      • Fixed: Bug causing dither noise to persist when Mains/Analog Noise is set to Off.
    • Renaissance plugins
      • Fixed: Overly large parameter control zone.
    • Scheps Omni Channel
      • Fixed in Pro Tools: Bug causing auto-engage module not to work on the grouped plugin instance.
      • Fixed: Bug affecting the Link control – When a session is loaded with stereo mode set to Duo or MS, and Link is set to ON, Link reverts to OFF when the module is set to expanded view.
      • Fixed in Pro Tools: Bug causing Link state not to be mirrored in some scenarios, when the plugin is grouped in Pro Tools.
      • Fixed: Bug causing no automation to be written when a parameter is controlled by a MIDI controller.
      • Fixed in Studio One: Bug causing the parameters of some plugins inserted in the CLA MixHub insert slot not to load correctly when recalled.
    • StudioRack
      • Fixed: Schep Omni Channel, CLA MixHub and AR TG Mastering Chain, when inserted in Split Rack modules will not auto engage in some scenarios.
      • Fixed: Bug occasionally causing Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain, CLA MixHub and Scheps Omni Channel not to auto-engage when inserted in StudioRack’s Split Racks.
    • TRACT System Calibration
      • Fixed: Offset in spectrogram graph range.
    • Vocal Bender
      • Fixed: Vocal Bender not responding to the Cubase preset system.
      • Fixed: MIDI Learn not working in VST3 hosts.
      • Fixed: ‘Flatten’ parameters not saved when Vocal Bender is inserted inside CLA MixHub or Scheps Omni Channel, in several VST3 hosts.
      • Fixed: Bug causing milt-select lasso mark to get stuck on the GUI, when Vocal Bender is inserted inside CLA MixHub.
    • Waves Tune
      • Fixed: Bug causing mouse scroll direction to be inverted.
    • WLM Plus Loudness Meter
      • Fixed: Bug causing the meter in the Rack tab not to show any signal when WLM is opened in eMotion LV1 and SuperRack.
  • General Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed: Preset Browser GUI corruption when plugins are opened in Cubase or Studio One with HiDPI enabled on a 4K screen, while using the up and down arrow keys.
    • Fixed: Pro Tools hang when the Preset Browser is used with CLA MixHub or MutiMod Rack.
    • Fixed: Preset Browser script error when clicking on Next/Previous Presets arrows, after Reset to Default is clicked.
    • Fixed: Various corrections in the PRS Supermodels and RS124 user guides.
    • Fixed: Bug causing Pro Tools AudioSuite handles not to be disabled for Doubler, Waves Tune, Waves Tune LT, and Waves Tune Real Time.
    • Fixed: Yamaha CC121 controller not working properly with rescaled Waves plugins.
    • Fixed: Text font corruption in OSX 10.15 and 10.14 when plugins are resized to 125% and 150%.
    • Fixed: Reaper crashes when sample folder path dialog opens during Waves plugin scan.
    • Fixed in some VST3 DAWs in Mac OS: Clicking cmd+H while a Waves V12 plugin is in the session will not hide the DAW window.

Mixing with Depth: Waves CLA Epic

Add Epic depth to your mixes and productions with CLA Epic. Chris Lord Alge shows you how to mix with epic depth, complete reverbs and delays

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