AUDIO INTRODUCES HLS CHANNEL AND PIE COMPRESSOR
analog modeled plug-ins were developed in association with legendary
producer/engineer Eddie Kramer —
AVIV, ISRAEL, February 18, 2010 — Waves
Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions,
unveils the HLS Channel and PIE Compressor, developed in association
with legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer. In modeling the
vintage Helios console channel and Pye compressor, Waves has recreated
two essential elements of the recording chain at London’s
acclaimed Olympic Studios, where Kramer engineered and produced
scores of historic recordings that are now considered part of
the essential classic rock canon. The introduction of these two
plug-ins continues the fruitful partnership between Kramer and
Waves, which over the last few years has yielded numerous audio
plug-ins as well as live events.
The HLS Channel was carefully modeled on a Helios mixing console
just like the one Kramer used for sessions at Olympic Studios.
(In fact, for the modeling, Waves actually managed to get their
hands on the Helios from the Rolling Stones mobile truck, which
was used on a slew of classic recordings during the early ‘70s.)
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 PIE Compressor was precision-modeled on a vintage Pye compressor,
also exactly like the units Kramer used during sessions at Olympic
Studios. A mainstay in esteemed British studios throughout the
classic rock era, the original Pye processors are considered by
many to be among the best buss compressors of all time. The Waves
PIE plug-in features a meticulously modeled VU meter, with super-fast
refresh rates, that recreates the accuracy, sensitivity and ballistic
behavior of a physical analog meter.
Over the course of a production and engineering career that has
spanned more than four decades, Eddie Kramer was the man behind
the board for the biggest names in music history. His work with
Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Kiss brought forth music which
continues to influence rock musicians and producers to this day.
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