The TDM Eddie Kramer Tape, Tubes, & Transistors Collection from Waves is a bundle of 3 plug-ins for tracking and mixing designed to emulate vintage analog gear. Created in collaboration between Waves and engineer and producer Eddie Kramer, the collection includes the Kramer Master Tape, modeled on a 1/4" reel-to-reel machine; the PIE compressor, modeled on the analog Pye compressor; and the HLS Channel, modeled on a channel strip from a Helios mixing console. All support TDM, RTAS, AudioSuite, AU, & VST plug-in formats on Mac and PC.
Please note this collection is an electronic download.
Kramer Master Tape from Waves is a plug-in that models the audio characteristics of a vintage 1/4" reel to reel tape machine. The plug-in provides the usual controls found on tape machines, such as adjustable tape speed, bias, and flux, in addition to control over things that were at one time considered faults, like wow & flutter and noise. These are now considered desirable characteristics that can add an organic feel to otherwise lifeless digital audio.
Furthermore, the plug-in also includes what was once an unintended consequence of using tape, namely a flexible slap and feedback delay, ideal for rock, dance, dub, or any other audio application. For recording, mixing, mastering, and more, the plug-in delivers the richness and warmth of real tape saturation to a Pro Tools HD workstation.
Modeled on a rare vintage 1/4" reel-to-reel machine
Adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter
Slap and feedback delay
Up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
Mono and stereo components
Speed - selects the simulated tape speed
Monitor - selects the monitoring mode
Bias - controls the level of the 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 settings for 7.5 ips (266mS) and 15 ips (133mS)
Delay Type - toggles between delay modes
Feedback - controls 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
Noise - controls the level of added modeled noise but not noise modulations and signal additive noise
The HLS ChannelTDM from Waves models a Helios mixing console just like the one used in historic sessions at London's acclaimed Olympic Studios.
HLS Channel was developed in association with producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, one of the premier engineers at Olympic Studios during that classic period of rock n' roll. Waves modeled the unique behavior, coloration, and drive of the Helios console's preamps. The equalizers were modeled for their sweet saturation, high-end presence, and fat low-frequency boost. The HLS Channel also features a precision-modeled VU meter that recreates the sensitivity, ballistic behavior, look, and feel of the original.
Modeled on a Helios from the Rolling Stones mobile truck, which was used on classic recordings in the early '70s.
Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution
Mono and Stereo components
Source Select: toggles between Mic and Line levels
Preamp: determines the amount of preamp coloration
High Frequency Gain: controls high shelf gain at 10 kHz
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: selects the boost frequency, or attenuation of the 50 Hz low shelf
Low Band Boost: sets the amount of boost (in dB) for the selected frequency
EQ Cut: turns the EQ on (in) and off (cut), while maintaining the analog and preamp characteristics
Analog: toggles analog noise and hum modeling on/off, and sets hum pitch to either European or American current
Noise: pads the modeled noise and hum by 20 dB
Meter: toggles the meter display between input and output monitoring
Clip LED: lights up when levels exceed 0 dBFS
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