Waves has introduced Eddie Kramer – Tape, Tube & Transistors, a bundle of effect plug-ins developed in association with legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer.
Developed in association with Eddie Kramer, Tape, Tubes & Transistors features three meticulously-modeled vintage plugins: Kramer Master Tape, HLS Channel, and PIE Compressor.
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 London’s Olympic Studios can be yours—with Tape, Tubes & Transistors.
Eddie Kramer – Tape, Tubes & Transistors
- Kramer Master Tape, 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. Includes additional 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.
- PIE Compressor, precision-modeled on a vintage Pye compressor like the ones Eddie Kramer 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 of the best buss compressors of all time. The Waves PIE plugin features a meticulously modeled VU meter with superfast refresh rates that recreates the accuracy, sensitivity, and ballistic behavior of a physical analog meter.
- HLS Channel, meticulously modeled on a Helios mixing console just like the one Eddie Kramer used in historic sessions at London’s acclaimed Olympic Studios. In addition to modeling 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.
The Tape, Tubes & Transistors bundle is available to purchase for the introductory price of $199 USD (Native) / $299 USD (TDM). The effect plug-ins are also sold separately.