Plugin Preset: Waves SSL Channel – CLA Toms

The Waves SSL Channel is my #1 go-to plugin.  I didn’t come up with this preset, but I almost always use it as a starting point for tom tracks.  This preset is included with the plugin and can be found under ‘CLA’ in the ‘load’ menu.  This preset instantly gets you close to that modern rock tom sound.  Tweak the EQ (especially the two lower bands) to find the ideal cut & boost frequencies for your tracks, and make sure to set the gate properly.  Enjoy!

The CLA Tom preset for Waves SSL Channel.

The CLA Tom preset for Waves SSL Channel.

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