Edwin H. Kramer born 19 April is a recording producer and engineer. Kramer was born in Cape Town to art and music-loving parents Sonny and Minna Kramer, active opponents of apartheid who moved from South Africa to London in the early s for political reasons.
At age four he began studying the piano. That instrument remained his first love, but he also dabbled with the violin and the cello. He studied classical piano at the South African College of Music. During these studies he became fascinated with jazz and rock, much to his father's chagrin.
Kramer moved to London at age 19, some six months after his parents' relocating there. There he recorded jazz groups in a home studio with primitive recording equipment, installed hi-fi equipment in antique furniture, and installed album playback systems for the Soho Record Centre, the preeminent London record store chain Fascinated (Edit) - Various - Hot Tracks 11-1 the day. Kramer got his first industry job in at Advision Studios. A year later he was hired by Pye Studioswhere he assisted on mobile recordings of classical works.
In he founded KPS Studios, a mono- and two-track facility which was acquired in by Regent Sound, where the Rolling Stones had recorded their first album.
Regent then tasked Kramer to help build and run their new four-track studio. The Beatles had recorded " Fixing a Hole " there, later to be featured on their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
In Kramer relocated to New York, primarily to continue working with Hendrix. Headquartered first at The Record Plant and later working as an independent producer and engineer, Kramer produced the first Johnny Winter album and engineered a sequence of five Led Zeppelin albums, beginning with Led Zeppelin II. Kramer and his crew attended the Woodstock Festival ; they recorded the entire festival in a harried, sleepless, three-day binge.
It required vitamin B shots for stamina, and was interspersed with brilliant performances from several of rock's then-reigning acts, as documented in Fascinated (Edit) - Various - Hot Tracks 11-1 the film, Woodstockand the three-disc album Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More. In the same year he began a lengthy association with Kiss.
Earlier he had produced a four-song demo that won their first recording contract. He eventually produced Alive! Also in he engineered the live Derek and the Dominos album In Concert. Kramer left Electric Lady Studios in In the same year he mixed Bad Company's third album, Run with the Pack. September saw the publication of a book co-authored by Kramer and John McDermott.
DawnSpin Doctorsand others. In Kramer released a two-part video series, "Adventures in Modern Recording", utilizing interviews with Les Paulthe seminal guitarist as well as pioneer of both electric guitar development and modern recording techniques such as multi-tracking and looping. Handy Award for Album of the Year in Smith, also produced by Kramer, was a Grammy nominee.
At the time of his death, Jimi Hendrix had a considerable backlog of material recorded in anticipation Fascinated (Edit) - Various - Hot Tracks 11-1 future album releases. In a multimillion-dollar lawsuit which concluded inthe heirs of Jimi Hendrix won back the rights to his voluminous recordings.
Kramer produced a second Hendrix tribute album inIn From the Storm. In he produced Nowthe third Paul Rogers studio album. He won a Grammy award for his audio production on the video for Jimi Hendrix's live Lachsalvo - Unknown Artist - 100 Discotheek Jingles Band of Gypsys.
InKramer had several Hendrix-related projects, including helping DigiTech design and create an effects pedal which emulates characteristically Hendrixian guitar sounds.
He also remastered Hendrix albums for Classic Vinyland remixed Woodstock, a posthumous live release, in 5. Concerning his remastering work, Kramer told Guitar Player magazine, "I was able to really enhance and improve upon the actual sound, so if the original sound was good I was able to make it even better. I gave it a more full-bodied sound. I was able to improve some of the dynamics. Of course this is made possible by new technologies and equipment.
In the Különös Álmaimban - Various - Turmix 2003 year, Kramer remastered the Woodstock video footage of Jimi Hendrix for DVD release, revealing a fuller perspective of Fascinated (Edit) - Various - Hot Tracks 11-1 guitarist's performance.
Again working with Digitech, Kramer helped design and create a Brian May guitar effects pedal in Also that year, galleries in Santa Monica, California, Hollywood, and Rotterdam exhibited Kramer's photographs of rock stars performing, recording, and in candid moments.
Kramer also remixed Evil Ways a previously unreleased live Santana track from Woodstock, infor the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. In Kramer mixed tracks for the Jimi Hendrix avatar a character that a game player can use as an alter ego Activision 's Guitar Hero. He was filmed and interviewed in for a BBC documentary about Sir George Martinproducer of all but one of the Beatles' album releases.
Cycle Of Life - Raw Mechanics / Crotaphytus - Split E.P. Audioa producer of software for audio engineers, released the Eddie Kramer Collection ina set of five plug ins for replicating Kramer's studio touch in recording guitar, drums, vocals, bass, and special effects.
In he also remixed " Cheap Fascinated (Edit) - Various - Hot Tracks 11-1 ", a re-make of a ZZ Top single by the Australian hard rock band Wolfmotherand in conjunction with John McDermott and the Hendrix family's organization, Experience Hendrix, Kramer prepared Valleys of Neptunean album of previously-unreleased Hendrix performances.
Kramer was chosen to be a presenter at the Grammy Technical Awards. In he did further sessions with Randolph, and Buddy Rotation - Herb Alpert - Rotation, and produced and engineered tracks for Acoustic Generations, a Hendrix tribute album featuring contemporary acoustic remakes of Hendrix songs. Kramer also worked again with Robert Randolph in recording a "sacred steel" band for a release called Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers.
Continuing his involvement with cutting-edge technologies, Kramer is working with Digital Theatre Systems DTS in the development of Headphone: X, an app which replicates 5.
Rolling Stone ranks Hendrix as the greatest guitarist of all time. Kramer specifically cites his strong individuality, powerful message, and expansion of the sonic vocabulary of electric guitar, including its potentials for controlled feedback and distortion. He had that thing wide open. Kramer recalls Hendrix as extremely disciplined in the studio, with his objectives thoroughly pre-planned. To some extent this was a result of working with results-oriented manager and early producer Chas Chandlerwho brought Hendrix to England in Septemberwhere he established his fame before returning to the United States.
Hendrix envisioned the tonal spectrum as a palette of colors, often instructing Kramer with color-based commands. He was such a complete human being with such far-reaching intellect. He was a maverick. He broke a lot of barriers, musically and in every way. It was mixed in a two-day marathon session. While working on the track " Whole Lotta Love ", Kramer hit a spot where part of a previously-recorded vocal track kept bleeding through, in which a screaming Robert Plant intones "Woman.
You need it! They glanced at each other and laughed. Page then said "Leave it in. In Junea group of struggling rock musicians whose previous band, Wicked Lesterhad flamed out, cut a five-song demo as Kiss with Kramer Fascinated (Edit) - Various - Hot Tracks 11-1 Seven Chinese Brothers - R.E.M.
- Right On Target (1984 Live Broadcast) Lady Studios. Within two months they had a contract with Casablanca Records. By lateKiss had a reputation for exciting stagecraft but lackluster album sales. They asked Kramer to produce their daring release of a 2-disc live album, Alive!
It subsequently reached gold status, then platinum, and multi-platinum, and generated the group's first hit single, " Rock and Roll All Nite ". This not only buoyed the group, it probably staved off Drunky Loop - SYQS - Gate Off bankruptcy filing by their struggling label, and Kramer produced five more albums for the band that went platinum.
The work which he Fascinated (Edit) - Various - Hot Tracks 11-1 producer Jimmy Miller had done with Traffic moved the Stones to book the pair for Beggars Banquettheir first album recorded without Andrew Loog Oldhamthe group's former manager and producer. According to Kramer, Miller did much to position the Rolling Stones for the longevity which they have since enjoyed: "He went to the heart and soul of where they came from; he was so adept at evoking the psyche of the band, Fascinated (Edit) - Various - Hot Tracks 11-1 so Who You Gonna Be?
- Allee Willis - Childstar at production. I've always tried to model myself after Jimmy in terms of how to get a session going, how to make the artists really get excited about what they're playing. Kramer's and his cohorts at Olympic Studios caught a break when the Beatles' customary recording facility at Abbey Road Studios was unavailable on 11 Maywhen the Beatles wished to record "Baby, You're a Rich Man.
By good fortune they happened to have a Claviolinean early synthesizer, on hand. Lennon was fascinated by the instrument. He improvised droning, Indian-sounding passages to weave among the song's verses. Selected production credits: . Selected engineering credits: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. South No More Dead Bodies For Daddy Tonight - Bushmans Revenge - Electric Komle - Live! audio engineer and producer.
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