Waves Eddie Kramer Master Tape (Native)Item ID: KramerMTNat
Tube Analog Tape Recorder Modeling plugin - Mac/PC VST, RTAS, AU
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Tube Analog BlissBreathe tubular analog life into your DAW tracks with the Waves Kramer Master Tape plug-in. Developed in association with Eddie Kramer and modeled on an Ampex 350 with 351 electronics, Kramer Master Tape gives you warmth, sweetness, and lucidity - without a trace of muddiness. Treat your entire mix - or just individual elements to offset the oftentimes harsh, clinical quality of digital. Take the digital edge off synthesizers or sampled instruments, or jack up the drive level to get tape saturation's punchy brand of compression. With Waves Kramer Master Tape in your toolbox, you have the best of analog and digital at your fingertips. It's a wonderful time to be alive and recording!
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Todd, Dunedin, FL
Reviewsbased on 11 reviews
Warms up the digital cold.
by Adam from Merchantville, NJ USAThis plug-in is great at warming up digital tracks. When the plug-in is engaged, I can immediately hear the harsh, high frequencies of tracks get rounded off, the low end becomes thicker, and more de... read more [+]tailed is added. Engaging this plug-in can quickly make tracks sound more "real," with analog coloration. Be sure to use caution though. It is easy to dial in too much flux, noise, or wow and flutter when tracks are soloed. I find it best to use Trim before the plug-in, select a preset in MPX, and increase or decrease your gain, in Trim, until you find the sweet spot. close [-]
January 11, 2012
Music Background: Professional Musician and Recording Hobbyist
by from Nashville, TNTo be completely honest, I don't like the other Kramer plug-ins. They seem more gimmicky than useful. But this one surprised me tremendously. I don't believe this is the best tape emulation out there.... read more [+] But it definitely shouldn't be this cheap. Its sound and functionality great exceed its price. You can definitely tell they spent some time on this one. Its not just a pretty picture like a lot of the other Waves stuff is. I still just don't understand why this doesn't cost more. This should be headlining their bundles right now. close [-]
November 28, 2011
Music Background: Engineer
Kramer Tape - Awesome!
by Rafael from United StatesGreat plugin from the start! One thing i have learned about all plugins in general is that you have to use these things CREATIVELY. I mean, don't just crank the stuff up because you can. Use it to... read more [+] make your recordings sound BETTER. It's a TOOL. Learn to use it artistically, and it will actually do what it is supposed to do. It adds a sonic warmth to tracks that most digital stuff takes away. Loving this plugin! close [-]
April 16, 2013
Music Background: Recording Musician
by Alex from OregonThe Master Tape plugin has blown me away. I tried out a demo after being intrigued by the idea (since most of my favorite recordings were done one tape) and the next day I had to buy it. After getting... read more [+] my drums mixed, I poped this plugin on my drum buss and selected the drum set preset and after a little bit of tweaking it was magic. My drums were warmed up beautifully and sounded so much more "real". The snare was mellowed out in a good way and still punched through the mix. On bass its a miracle worker. After getting a bass sound carved out with EQ and compression, using the Master Tape to add a little bit of grit helps the bass to cut through in just the right way without adding any harsh highs or losing any of its body or punch. And lastly as a vocal tool it has helped the vocals find that perfect spot to just sit. I am in love with this plugin. The only reason that I don't give it five stars is because its a CPU hog (but for good reason, there is a lot of processing its doing). I don't have the fastest computer, I am running a macbook with only 4 gigs of ram, so if I had a faster machine, I'm sure that my CPU problems would be non existant. close [-]
June 11, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Musician, Live Sound Engineer
Review of the Kramer Master Tape plugin
by Jason Burk from Houston, TxSimply put, if you treat it like a tape machine, it will sound like a tape machine. Check your ins and outs and watch your distortion and it is a really easy product to use. If you go all knob wacky o... read more [+]n it, you might run into some problems with the mix later on. close [-]
December 28, 2011
Music Background: Foh engineer, bass player, drummer, cello, acoustic, vocals, recording engineer, mixing engineer, lead guitar treble eliminator and soldier in the US ARMY.
Waves Eddie Kramer Master Tape (Native)
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