WAVES Kramer Master Tape – Tube Analog Tape Recorder Modeling Plug-in

$35.99

WAVES Kramer Master Tape - Tube Analog Tape Recorder Modeling Plug-in
WAVES Kramer Master Tape - Tube Analog Tape Recorder Modeling Plug-in

Breathe 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. Engineers find it’s ideal for taking the digital edge off synthesizers or sampled instruments, and you can jack up the drive level to get tape saturation’s punchy brand of compression.

Breathe 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. Engineers find it’s ideal for taking the digital edge off synthesizers or sampled instruments, and you can jack up the drive level to get tape saturation’s punchy brand of compression.

Add Texture with the Sound
of Early Analog Tape

Early analog tape was the sound of rock’n’roll. Recording engineers pushed analog tape ever-further into distortion, creating a type of tape compression that made the music powerful and compelling. The tube electronics of that era also added warmth and character.

To this day, early 1/4" analog tape recorders are coveted—and extremely rare. Whether used on individual tracks or masters, these machines exemplify the sound of classic tracks, from Hendrix and Led Zeppelin onward. Now, Kramer Master Tape brings this sound to digital recording.

The Essence of Classic Analog Tape

Tape and Tubes

Kramer Master Tape is a dual-purpose plugin—it models the tube’s harmonic distortion and mic preamp saturation separately from the tape compression and distortion, so you can also use it solely for adding tube warmth.


Vary Tape Textures w
ith the Flux Control

The Flux control simultaneously alters tape saturation, tape compression, and harmonic distortion. Turn it up for aggressive grit and punch, or pull back to clean up the sound for just a hint of tape and tube coloration.


Saturation or Tape Emulation?
Yes.

Although designed primarily for modeling tape, Kramer Master Tape is ideal for adding saturation based on tape’s sound quality. Help bass stand out in the mix, clip drums for more power, and add overdrive to keyboards.


Add Ambience with Analog Tape Delay

The built-in tape delay features delay times up to 500 ms, with feedback and lowpass filtering. It’s ideal for slapback echo on vocals or rhythm guitar, hardcore dub on drums, or adding ambience to keyboard and string pads.


All the Original Detail

We flew in virgin 3M Scotch 207 tape from Australia for the modeling process, because studios liked the tape’s extended high frequency response for reproducing the sparkle of acoustic instruments and voice.


Combine with HLS & PIE for That Hendrix/Zeppelin Signal Chain

Combine Kramer Master Tape with Kramer HLS Channel and Kramer PIE Compressor, to model the complete Olympic Studios signal chain used for recording tracks by Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones.


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FEATURES

Developed with studio legend Eddie Kramer (Zeppelin, Hendrix)

Customize the sound with speed, bias, and flux controls

Models the American tube recorder used in Olympic Studios

Tape delay (up to 500 ms) includes time, feedback, and filter controls

Add wow, flutter, and hiss for extra authenticity

Tube saturation helps warm up harsh-sounding instruments

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

Mac:

CPU
Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon W 2013 and up / Apple Silicon
See notes regarding Apple Silicon processors

Memory
Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
16 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
macOS Catalina 10.15, Big Sur 11, Monterey 12, Ventura 13, Sonoma 14

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

V14 plugins require a graphics card that supports ‘Metal’.

Windows:

CPU
Intel Core i5, i7, i9 (all Gen 6 and above)
AMD Ryzen 9
AVX Support required

Memory
Minimum: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
16 GB free disk space on the system drive

Operating System
Windows 10 64 bit
Windows 11

Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024x768
Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

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WAVES Kramer Master Tape – Tube Analog Tape Recorder Modeling Plug-in
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