Knoxville, TN (June 7, 2011)–Waves has introduced its MPX Master Tape plug-in, developed with producer/engineer Eddie Kramer.
It is modeled on a rare machine consisting of an Ampex 350 transport and 351 electronics. With adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow and flutter, along with noise parameters, the MPX reportedly provides control over the contours of any sound. Additionally, Waves has added a flexible slap and feedback delay, targeted for rock, dance, dub and countless other styles.
When Waves started its hardware-modeling project with Kramer, it was always the company’s intention to create a model of the original recording chain from Olympic Studios in London that Kramer used on his recordings of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.
The first two plug-ins that were a result from this project were the HLS channel and PIE compressor; the last was the MPX Master Tape plug-in. Assisting Waves were Bob Olhsson (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross) and co-developer John Haeny (Jim Morrison and the Doors, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne). Waves used 3M Scotch 206/207 tape for the modeling, as it was considered “an almost ideal match for this machine,” confirms Waves.
MPX is available at no additional charge to owners of Waves Mercury with current Waves Update Plan coverage.