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Developed in association with Eddie Kramer, Tape, Tubes and Transistors features three meticulously-modeled vintage plugins: Kramer Master Tape, HLS Channel and PIE Compressor. Together, they recreate Eddie golden audio chain, which he used to record musical icons like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. Now, the legendary sound of London's Olympic Studios can be yours - with Tape, Tubes and Transistors.
Over the course of a production and recording career that has spanned more than four decades, Eddie Kramer was the man behind the board for the biggest names in music history. His work with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Kiss brought forth music which continues to influence rock musicians and producers to this day. In modeling the Helios console channel, the Pie Compressor and the rare 1/4" reel-to-reel machine, Waves has recreated three essential elements of the recording chain at Olympic Studios, where Eddie participated in so many historic recordings which are now considered part of the classic rock DNA. Eddie Kramer, the Kramer Master Tape, The HLS Channel and the PIE Compressor: Together, they truly capture the spirits of a generation.
Kramer Master Tape
Developed in association with Eddie Kramer, the Kramer Master Tape plugin is modeled on a rare vintage 1/4" reel-to-reel machine. With adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter and noise parameters, the Kramer Master Tape provides comprehensive control over the contours of your sound. And to top it off, Waves has added a flexible slap & feedback delay, ideal for rock, dance, dub, you name it. For recording, mixing, mastering and more, bring the richness and warmth of real tape saturation to your DAW with the Kramer Master Tape plugin. It's the reel deal.
Kramer PIE Compressor
Developed in association with legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, the PIE Compressor was precision-modeled on a vintage PYE compressor like the ones used in historic sessions at London's acclaimed Olympic Studios. A mainstay in esteemed British studios throughout the classic rock era, the original PYE processors are considered by many to be among the best buss compressors of all time. The Waves PIE plugin features a meticulously modeled VU meter with a super fast refresh rate that recreates the accuracy, sensitivity and ballistic behavior of a physical analog meter.
Kramer HLS Channel
Developed in association with the legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, the HLS Channel was meticulously modeled on a Helios mixing console just like the one he used in historic sessions at London's acclaimed Olympic Studios. (In fact, Waves managed to get their hands on Helios board from the Rolling Stones mobile truck, which was used on a slew of classic recordings during the early 70's.) In addition on models the Helios EQs with their sweet saturation, high-end presence, and fat low-frequency boost, Waves even modeled the unique behavior, coloration and drive of the console's preamps. To top it all off, the HLS Channel features a precision modeled VU meter that recreates the sensitivity, ballistic behavior, look and feel of the original.