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Waves Tape, Tubes & Transistors
Eddie Kramer Vintage Plugin Collection

OUR PART #  KTTTTDM

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The Waves KTTTTDM was 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.

Waves Tape, Tubes & Transistors Features:

  • Kramer Master Tape:
    • Modeled on a rare vintage 1/4" reel-to-reel machine
    • Adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter
    • Slap & feedback delay
    • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
    • Mono and Stereo components
    • Windows and Mac compatible
    • Controls:
      • Speed: Selects the simulated tape speed
      • Monitor: Selects the monitoring mode
      • Bias: Controls the level of ultrasonic bias signal
      • VU Meter: Displays input or output level
      • VU Calibration: Controls the VU meter headroom calibration
      • Delay Time: Controls the time of the tape delay effect, with settingsfor7.5ips (266 milliseconds) and 15ips (133 milliseconds)
      • Feedback: Control the amount of the delayed output signal
      • Lowpass: Controls the LP cutoff frequency on the delay path
      • Record Level: Controls the input level
      • Link I/O: links Record and Playback levels controls
      • Playback level: Controls the total signal output level
      • Flux: Controls the level of simulated magnetic radiation emitted from the record head
      • Wow & Flutter: Control the speed and gain modulations and fluctuations
      • Noise: Controls the level of added modeled noise but not noise modulations and signal additive noise 
  • PIE Compressor:
    • Analog noise and hum for added realism
    • Compression and limiting modes
    • Auto-makeup gain
    • Up to 24bit 192kHz resolution
    • Mono and Stereo components
    • Supports RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
    • PC and Mac compatible
    • Controls
      • Threshold: sets the gain reference point beyond which compression begins
      • Ratio: Controls the amount of gain reduction for signal above the threshold
      • Decay Time (Release Time): Sets the recovery speed of the gain attenuation when the input drops below the threshold
      • Output: Sets the output level
      • Meter Select: Toggles between Input, Output, and Gain Reduction metering
      • Analog: Controls analog characteristics caused by noise floor and hum, based on the power supplies of the original unit
      • VU Meter: Displays input or output level in dBVu
      • Clip LED: Lights up when levels exceed 0 dBFS
      • Vu Calibrate: Controls the VU meter headroom calibration
  • HLS Channel:
    • Modeled Mic & Line preamp drive
    • Analog noise & hum for added realism
    • EQ Bypass mode
    • Up to 24bit 96kHz resolution
    • Mono and Stereo components
    • Supports RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
    • PC and Mac compatible
    • Controls
      • Source Select: Toggles between Mic and Line levels
      • Preamp: Determines the amount of preamp coloration
      • High Frequency Gain: Controls high shelf gain at 10kHz
      • Mid Gain: Sets the amount of gain applied to the midrange bell filter
      • Mid Frequency: Selects frequency for the midrange bell filter
      • Mid Mode: Selects between boost (PK) and cut (TR)
      • Low Band Freq/Cut: Used to select the boost frequency, or the amount of attenuation of the 50Hz low shelf.
      • Low Band Boost: Sets the amount of boost (in dB) for the selected frequency
      • EQ Cut: Turns the EQ on (in) or off (cut), while maintaining the analog and preamp characteristics
      • Analog: Turns the analog noise hum and modeling on and off, and sets the pitch of the hum to match either the European or American currents
      • Noise: Pads the modeled noise and hum by 20dB
      • Meter: Toggles the meter display between input and output monitoring
      • Clip LED: Lights up when levels exceed 0dBFS
      • VU Meter: Displays input or output level in dBVU
      • VU Calibrate: Controls the VU meter headroom calibration
      • Trim: Displays the maximum peak level of the output signal and its distance from 0 dBFS
      • Input: Controls the input level
      • Output: Controls the output level

Waves Tape, Tubes & Transistors Specifications:

  • System Requirements:
    • Mac:
      • CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.3 GHz
      • RAM: 4 GB
      • Operating System: 10.7 to 10.11
      • Screen Resolution:
        • Minimum: 1024 x 768
        • Recommended: 1280 x 1024 / 1600 x 1024
    • Windows:
      • CPU: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
      • RAM: 4 GB
      • Operating System: Windows 7 with SP1, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
      • Screen Resolution:
        • Minimum: 1024 x 768
        • Recommended: 1280 x 1024 / 1600 x 1024

Waves Tape, Tubes & Transistors
Eddie Kramer Vintage Plugin Collection

OUR PART #  KTTTTDM

Product Information:

The Waves KTTTTDM was 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.

Waves Tape, Tubes & Transistors Features:

  • Kramer Master Tape:
    • Modeled on a rare vintage 1/4" reel-to-reel machine
    • Adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter
    • Slap & feedback delay
    • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
    • Mono and Stereo components
    • Windows and Mac compatible
    • Controls:
      • Speed: Selects the simulated tape speed
      • Monitor: Selects the monitoring mode
      • Bias: Controls the level of ultrasonic bias signal
      • VU Meter: Displays input or output level
      • VU Calibration: Controls the VU meter headroom calibration
      • Delay Time: Controls the time of the tape delay effect, with settingsfor7.5ips (266 milliseconds) and 15ips (133 milliseconds)
      • Feedback: Control the amount of the delayed output signal
      • Lowpass: Controls the LP cutoff frequency on the delay path
      • Record Level: Controls the input level
      • Link I/O: links Record and Playback levels controls
      • Playback level: Controls the total signal output level
      • Flux: Controls the level of simulated magnetic radiation emitted from the record head
      • Wow & Flutter: Control the speed and gain modulations and fluctuations
      • Noise: Controls the level of added modeled noise but not noise modulations and signal additive noise 
  • PIE Compressor:
    • Analog noise and hum for added realism
    • Compression and limiting modes
    • Auto-makeup gain
    • Up to 24bit 192kHz resolution
    • Mono and Stereo components
    • Supports RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
    • PC and Mac compatible
    • Controls
      • Threshold: sets the gain reference point beyond which compression begins
      • Ratio: Controls the amount of gain reduction for signal above the threshold
      • Decay Time (Release Time): Sets the recovery speed of the gain attenuation when the input drops below the threshold
      • Output: Sets the output level
      • Meter Select: Toggles between Input, Output, and Gain Reduction metering
      • Analog: Controls analog characteristics caused by noise floor and hum, based on the power supplies of the original unit
      • VU Meter: Displays input or output level in dBVu
      • Clip LED: Lights up when levels exceed 0 dBFS
      • Vu Calibrate: Controls the VU meter headroom calibration
  • HLS Channel:
    • Modeled Mic & Line preamp drive
    • Analog noise & hum for added realism
    • EQ Bypass mode
    • Up to 24bit 96kHz resolution
    • Mono and Stereo components
    • Supports RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
    • PC and Mac compatible
    • Controls
      • Source Select: Toggles between Mic and Line levels
      • Preamp: Determines the amount of preamp coloration
      • High Frequency Gain: Controls high shelf gain at 10kHz
      • Mid Gain: Sets the amount of gain applied to the midrange bell filter
      • Mid Frequency: Selects frequency for the midrange bell filter
      • Mid Mode: Selects between boost (PK) and cut (TR)
      • Low Band Freq/Cut: Used to select the boost frequency, or the amount of attenuation of the 50Hz low shelf.
      • Low Band Boost: Sets the amount of boost (in dB) for the selected frequency
      • EQ Cut: Turns the EQ on (in) or off (cut), while maintaining the analog and preamp characteristics
      • Analog: Turns the analog noise hum and modeling on and off, and sets the pitch of the hum to match either the European or American currents
      • Noise: Pads the modeled noise and hum by 20dB
      • Meter: Toggles the meter display between input and output monitoring
      • Clip LED: Lights up when levels exceed 0dBFS
      • VU Meter: Displays input or output level in dBVU
      • VU Calibrate: Controls the VU meter headroom calibration
      • Trim: Displays the maximum peak level of the output signal and its distance from 0 dBFS
      • Input: Controls the input level
      • Output: Controls the output level

Waves Tape, Tubes & Transistors Specifications:

  • System Requirements:
    • Mac:
      • CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.3 GHz
      • RAM: 4 GB
      • Operating System: 10.7 to 10.11
      • Screen Resolution:
        • Minimum: 1024 x 768
        • Recommended: 1280 x 1024 / 1600 x 1024
    • Windows:
      • CPU: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
      • RAM: 4 GB
      • Operating System: Windows 7 with SP1, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
      • Screen Resolution:
        • Minimum: 1024 x 768
        • Recommended: 1280 x 1024 / 1600 x 1024
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