— Together, these plugins recreate Kramer’s golden audio chain —
KNOXVILLE, TN, September 19, 2011 — Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies and the recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® Award, announces Tape, Tubes & Transistors, a new bundle of plugins recreating the audio chain of legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss). Tape, Tubes & Transistors features three meticulously-modeled vintage plugins: Kramer Master Tape, HLS Channel, and PIE Compressor. All three of these plugins have been developed in association with Kramer as part of an ongoing series of collaborations. Together, they recreate Eddie’s golden audio chain, which he used to record musical icons like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles. Now, the legendary sound of the processing Kramer used at London’s Olympic Studios is available to users.
Over the course of a production and engineering 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 brought forth music which continues to influence rock musicians and producers to this day. In modeling the Helios console channel, the Pye compressor and the rare vintage 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.
Waves Kramer Tape, tubes & Transistors is now available at a U.S. MSRP of Native $400/ TDM $500. Special intro price is Native $199/ TDM $299. For more information, please visit