Processing Dialed In by a Grammy Winner
The Eddie Kramer Collection lets you sit in on a session with Eddie Kramer - your session! This legendary engineer was behind the board recording The Beatles "All You Need is Love," Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze," Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love." And with The Eddie Kramer Collection he makes his sonic secrets available in convenient Waves plug-in form. Just pull up the Vocal Channel and you'll have two channels for nearly any vocal flavor you can imagine. Eddie's also passed along magic for Bass, Guitar, Drums, and Effects, and we were mighty impressed with the sonic results at Sweetwater. Make your own music history with The Eddie Kramer Collection.Waves The Eddie Kramer Collection Plug-ins at a Glance:
- The Beatles, Hendrix, Zeppelin... Use the secrets behind legendary tracks
- The Vocal Channel - two channels for the perfect "sits in the mix" vocal
- The Bass Channel gives you two flavors of radio-ready bass sounds
- The Guitar Channel instantly gives you Eddie's favorite lead and rhythm sounds
- The Drum Channel can go from Zep-like to Stones-like to Hendrix-like
- The Effects Channels loads you up with Eddie's bread-and-butter secrets
If you could work alongside the brain behind the recorded sound of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Santana, Carly Simon, and countles others... you would, right? And now, you can! The Eddie Kramer Collection from Waves puts you in touch with all of Eddie's secret, time-tested tricks on each element of the mix - Vocals, Bass, Drums, Guitar, and Effects. Just call up a plug-in in The Eddie Kramer Collection, and you've got Eddie's custom-tuned presets right before you, which you're free to further dial in. Now you're ready to make your own mix masterpiece.The Vocal Channel - two channels for the perfect "sits in the mix" vocal
Eddie Kramer on the Vocal Channel: "When mixing, there's always a fight going on between the vocal and the rest of the track. For me, what makes a good mix is when all the elements combine seamlessly, complimenting one other. When we designed the Vocal Channel plug-in, we did it in such a way that the user can position the vocals within the mix, and then blend it back into the track, without it popping out, in such a way that it retains all its original clarity and presence." Vocal Channel features 2 flavors. Vocals 1, designed for classic rock vocals with a lot of dynamic range and intensity. Vocals 2, for gentler vocal performances that stay at smoother, steadier levels.The Bass Channel gives you two flavors of radio-ready bass sounds
Eddie Kramer on the Bass Channel: "The idea behind the Eddie Kramer Bass Channel was to create a fat bass sound with a lot of presence, that cuts through without being overbearing. In general, the low-mid frequencies are accentuated, so it really pops on radio mixes. That way, you can always hear it clearly, even at low volumes on small speakers. The Bass Channel comes in two flavors: Bass1, which is less compressed, for a more dynamic sound that has room to breathe, and Bass2, a more aggressive sound with increased compression."The Guitar Channel instantly gives you Eddie's favorite lead and rhythm sounds
Eddie Kramer on the Guitar Channel: "The Guitar Channel plug-in features settings for lead guitars and two types of rhythm guitars. When it comes to lead guitar, I want it to become a living, breathing organism, creating a palpable sense of excitement within in the mix. By combining the right amounts of EQ, compression, delay, reverb, and a touch of flange, these 5 elements, working together, make it come alive. For rhythm guitar, I try to get it "in your face" as much as possible, without over-processing the sound with EQ. By adjusting the amount of compression, and not overdoing the amount of space, I make sure that the guitar stays up front, where it belongs."The Drum Channel can go from Zep-like to Stones-like to Hendrix-like
Eddie Kramer on the Drum Channel: "The Drum Channel plug-in really captures the essence of my drum sounds. Whether you're trying to achieve a huge Zep-like sound with loads of atmosphere, or are going for something more dry and down-to-earth like the Stones, or need a heavily-compressed, squashed, Hendrix-type sound, this is the plug-in that will get you there, quickly and easily. Since there are individual modes for bass drums, snares, and so on, you can really mix things up by creating your own hybrid drum kits, using your favorite elements from each."The Effects Channels loads you up with Eddie's bread-and-butter secrets
Eddie Kramer on the Effects Channel: "For the Effects Channel plug-in, I set out to re-create some of the basic elements that I use whenever I'm painting a sonic picture. Over the years, these elements have evolved to suit a variety of sources and styles, from whispering vocals to screaming guitars and beyond. H-Slap is a shorter delay that emulates tape at 15 inches per second, with some EMT plate reverb at a medium setting. Z-Slap is a longer delay (7-1/2 inches per second) with a bit of feedback and a longer setting on the EMT plate.
Between the two, you'll easily find the ideal setting for almost anything you can throw at it."
- Plug-in collection features five plug-ins, custom-tuned by Eddie Kramer
- Eddie Kramer Guitar Channel - Upfront Classic Rock Guitars.
- Eddie Kramer Drum Channel - Down-to-earth, in-your-face drums with punch.
- Eddie Kramer Effects Channel - Unique sonic colors and effects.
- Eddie Kramer Bass Channel - Fat, detailed low end that cuts.
- Eddie Kramer Vocal Channel - Vintage vox, with clarity and presence.