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CLA Epic Tutorial

Waves CLA Epic Explained®

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    Getting Around the GUI

    Learn about the signal routing and general user interface found in CLA Epic.

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    Tape Delay

    Explore the various parameters in this delay module, and several different approaches to using it on a lead vocal.

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    Delay Modulation

    Hear how the four quadrants of the modulation knob are used to adjust both the depth and the rate (speed) of modulation applied to the repeats generated from the delay modules.

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    Throw

    See how the Trigger button lets you manually start and stop the Throw delay effect, and how to automate the parameter to have the delay come in and out only when you want.

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    Slap

    Learn how this delay emulates the tonal curves associated with different tape speeds, and how it is used for tight delays that sound similar to a short spring reverb when high feedback values are used.

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    Crowd

    The Crowd delay creates a series of increasingly longer delays that diminish over time to make the source richer and lusher. Hear it in action on a female lead vocal.

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    Reverbs Pt. 1

    Explore the similarities and differences between the Plate, Room, and Hall reverbs, and how they are used together to create complex spaces. Hear how parallel and serial delay routings influence how the reverbs are triggered.

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    Reverbs Pt. 2

    Watch how the Space decay parameter is used to end the tail before the reverb time setting, how the modulation influences the reverb tail, and how Space and Room are combined on a drum kit reverb return.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg presents detailed Waves CLA Epic video tutorials! Learn all about this powerful reverb and delay plug-in's features and functions, as well as hear it in action. The audio samples used in the videos are also included so you can follow along on your system. These video tutorials are for those new to the Waves CLA Epic plug-in.

Eli greets you and begins with a video tutorial covering how to get around the CLA Epic user interface, including signal flow and how to setup routing to and from it. You'll then explore the Tape Delay and its various parameters found in the delay module, as well as several different approaches to using it on a lead vocal.

Next, hear and see how the four quadrants of the modulation knob are used to adjust both the depth and the rate of modulation applied to the repeats generated from the delay modules, how the Trigger button lets you manually start and stop the Throw delay effect, and how to automate the parameter to have the delay come in and out only when you want it to.

Throughout the rest of the videos you'll learn how the CLA Epic delay emulates the tonal curves associated with different tape speeds, how the Crowd delay creates a series of increasingly longer delays that diminish over time to make the source sound richer and lusher, explore the similarities and differences between the Plate, Room, and Hall reverbs, and how they are used together to create complex spaces, and much more.

To see what these in-depth Waves CLA Epic tutorials show you, and how you'll be able to dial in the perfect reverb and delay spaces quickly and easily, see the individual Waves CLA Epic video descriptions on this page. See why so many are loving this one-stop shop for epic reverbs and delays... Watch "Waves CLA Epic Explained®" today!


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dvgam8
Submitted 3 months ago

This video is great!

This video is great! Not only explore deeply the plugin but gives you as well some tips and tricks on how to use Delays and Reverbs.


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PavelK
Submitted 3 months ago

Very helpfull and time saving.

I appreciate detailed presentation of the plug-in with typical examples.


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VenEmuS
Submitted 3 months ago

Awesome Tutorial

Eli has done it again. I love the simplicity of his tutorials

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools, Reason


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Cathartic
Submitted 3 months ago

Far better than the Vids on the manufacturer itself

Thanks for these Videos. I purchased the Plugin a few weeks ago. But so far I was only messing around with Presets. Now I fully understand the whole Plugin. Especially the Throw-Section now makes much more sense to me.


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Odel
Submitted 4 months ago

Absolutely great

Eli explains Epic in detail and shows what rich and interesting flavors this plug-in can provide.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cubase, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools


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Rxman
Submitted 4 months ago

Awesome lessons. Makes it easy to learn

Just got this plugin in past month . This series got me up to speed with the plugin fast! Thanks Groove 3 and Eli Krantsberg for a great class!


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TWO
Submitted 4 months ago

well done as usual Eli

Makes the plugin in 100 percent more usable on day one.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

dvgam8
Submitted 3 months ago

This video is great!

This video is great! Not only explore deeply the plugin but gives you as well some tips and tricks on how to use Delays and Reverbs.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

PavelK
Submitted 3 months ago

Very helpfull and time saving.

I appreciate detailed presentation of the plug-in with typical examples.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

VenEmuS
Submitted 3 months ago

Awesome Tutorial

Eli has done it again. I love the simplicity of his tutorials

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools, Reason

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Cathartic
Submitted 3 months ago

Far better than the Vids on the manufacturer itself

Thanks for these Videos. I purchased the Plugin a few weeks ago. But so far I was only messing around with Presets. Now I fully understand the whole Plugin. Especially the Throw-Section now makes much more sense to me.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Odel
Submitted 4 months ago

Absolutely great

Eli explains Epic in detail and shows what rich and interesting flavors this plug-in can provide.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cubase, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Rxman
Submitted 4 months ago

Awesome lessons. Makes it easy to learn

Just got this plugin in past month . This series got me up to speed with the plugin fast! Thanks Groove 3 and Eli Krantsberg for a great class!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

TWO
Submitted 4 months ago

well done as usual Eli

Makes the plugin in 100 percent more usable on day one.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Waves CLA Epic Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from This video is great! This video is great! Not only explore deeply the plugin but gives you as well some tips and tricks on how to use Delays and Reverbs.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpfull and time saving. I appreciate detailed presentation of the plug-in with typical examples.
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Tutorial Eli has done it again. I love the simplicity of his tutorials
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Far better than the Vids on the manufacturer itself Thanks for these Videos. I purchased the Plugin a few weeks ago. But so far I was only messing around with Presets. Now I fully understand the whole Plugin. Especially the Throw-Section now makes much more sense to me.
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Absolutely great Eli explains Epic in detail and shows what rich and interesting flavors this plug-in can provide.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome lessons. Makes it easy to learn Just got this plugin in past month . This series got me up to speed with the plugin fast! Thanks Groove 3 and Eli Krantsberg for a great class!
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from well done as usual Eli Makes the plugin in 100 percent more usable on day one.
Date published: 2020-12-28
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