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CLA MixHub

Mix with classic console sound and a fast, efficient workflow
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Mix on Chris Lord-Alge’s Console—in Your DAW

Mixing on a big analog console is magical. Now, CLA MixHub brings the rich sound of mix legend Chris Lord-Alge’s (Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day) custom 4400-series console channel strips—into your DAW.

You get not just CLA’s console sound, you also get his console workflow: Now you can mix groups of 8 channels—all in the same plugin window, like on a physical console. You can tweak the EQ and dynamics of multiple tracks in your session, quickly, in full musical context of each other: that’s the power of CLA MixHub.

  • Models every nuance of CLA’s personal console channels strips
  • Mix 64 channels from a single plugin interface, in 8 ‘buckets’ of 8
  • Expandable Input, Dynamics, EQ, Output modules per channel
  • Flip anytime between bucket view and single-channel view
  • Freely switch the chain order in each channel
  • Input section models the line amp in Chris’s console
  • Extra insert per channel: Add any Waves plugin to each channel’s chain
  • Dynamics includes sidechaining, plus CLA’s ‘super-gate’ and 1176 Bluey
  • Includes CLA MixHub Lite for light CPU consumption
  • Over 240 presets by CLA plus Dave Pensado, Greg Wells, more
Watch It in Action

CLA’s Console Sound and Workflow—In Your Sessions

  • Give Your Tracks That Rich Analog Console Sound

    CLA MixHub is modeled with painstaking care from Chris Lord Alge’s personal 4000-series console—from input through every stage of the dynamics and EQ, to output. You can freely re-order modules within the console flow for further control of your sound

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Mix 8 Channels at a Time—Real Console Workflow

    CLA MixHub also brings you CLA’s efficient console workflow: Mix groups of 8 channels—all in the same plugin window—quickly and in full musical context with each other. You can now move instantly between channels, like on a real console—hearing your tracks playing together, and instantly editing EQ and dynamics on multiple channels.

  • Add Sweet Console Saturation

    The Input section not only includes high- and low-pass filtering, but models the line amp in Chris’s console. Dial in light saturation for a sweet edge, or push it even harder with the mic preamp module.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Compress with CLA’s Custom Console Dynamics

    Of course, there’s the 4000-series channel strip’s compressor/limiter, with flexible sidechaining—but that’s not all. MixHub adds a gate/expander and ducker with a ‘hold’ control—“the super-gate,” as Chris calls it—plus your choice between the original console compression and CLA’s 1176 “Bluey” FET-based limiting amplifier.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Shape with Exquisite Equalization

    The workflow of adjusting 4-band EQ in adjacent channels at the same time is a revelation. Two fully parametric stages, and high and low bands switchable between shelf and bell curves, deliver the acclaimed EQ sound of CLA’s console.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Insert Any Waves Plugin Inside CLA MixHub

    To turn CLA MixHub channel strips into one-stop solutions for your tracks—insert any Waves plugin in the MixHub’s ‘insert point.’ Now you can have CLA MixHub functioning as a full mixing chain, complete with reverb, delay, modulation, or any effect you wish to add to the console dynamics and EQ.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
  • 240 Presets by CLA Plus More Grammy-Winning Engineers

    Start your mix with over 240 channel strip presets by Chris Lord-Alge himself, plus mixing heavyweights Joe Barresi, Greg Wells, Guy Massey, Richard Chycki, Lu Diaz and more Grammy-winning mix engineers and producers.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material