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Eddie Kramer

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Unquestionably, probably one of the most renowned and well-respected suppliers/engineers in every of rock and roll history can be Eddie Kramer. The quantity of legendary rock and roll artists he spent some time working with over his longer and illustrious profession can be staggering — the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Kiss lead his longer set of credits, along with the first Woodstock soundtrack. Delivered in South Africa, Kramer researched traditional piano, cello, and violin as a kid, eventually participating in the South African University of Music, and shifting to Britain at age 19. Soon after his appearance in Britain, Kramer recorded regional jazz groups within a home-based studio room, plus set up hi-fi tools as a spare time activity. By 1964, Kramer was employed by Pye Studios and was instantly assigned to utilize such esteemed performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Petula Clark, as well as the Kinks. Through the middle- to past due ’60s, Kramer produced a name for himself using the rock and roll crowd by anatomist traditional recordings by Visitors, Small Encounters, the Rolling Rocks (Beggars Banquet), as well as the Beatles (their singles “ALL YOU HAVE TO Is Appreciate” and “Baby You’re a Affluent Man”), learning to be a very much in-demand studio room man along the way — resulting in his successful association with Jimi Hendrix. Kramer built all of Hendrix’s groundbreaking albums the guitarist released during his short profession — 1967’s HAVE YOU BEEN Experienced? and Axis: Daring As Like, 1968’s double record Electric powered Ladyland, and 1970’s Music group of Gypsys. Together with his creation/engineering responsibilities, Kramer also helped Hendrix create and style a custom-built documenting studio room in NEW YORK, Electric Female. Although Hendrix wouldn’t live to find out its conclusion in the first ’70s, Electric Female almost immediately became among the world’s most widely used recording studios. Furthermore to his use Electric Female, Kramer continuing to guy the planks for other tasks, like the best-selling Woodstock soundtrack, which produced Kramer perhaps one of the most in-demand manufacturers of live albums by rock and roll artists from the period. He done live recordings by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, John Mayall, the Rolling Rocks, Peter Frampton, Joe Cocker, Curtis Mayfield, Santana, David Bowie, and Derek & the Dominoes. Increase it many of Led Zeppelin’s most long lasting albums (Led Zeppelin II, Homes from the Holy, Physical Graffiti, as well as the film soundtrack The Track Remains exactly the same), in addition to overseeing many posthumous Hendrix selections through the entire remainder from the 10 years (Cry of Like, Hendrix in the Western, War Heroes, amongst others), and you’d believe Kramer’s dish was complete. But this demonstrated not to become the situation. In 1973, two unfamiliar musicians had been owed cash from Electric Woman from session function they’d carried out for the studio room. But rather than asking for the amount of money, the duo (Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley) asked if Kramer will be interested in generating their fresh group’s demonstration tape. Kramer approved, coming in contact with off a romantic relationship with theatrical weighty metallists Kiss that could last through the entire ’70s — leading to such hard rock and roll classics as their discovery Alive, plus Stone Over, Love Weapon, Alive II, Two times Platinum, and Ace Frehley’s 1978 single album (inside a unusual twist of destiny, Kramer thought we would focus on Kiss’ Alive launch instead of around the debut of another up-and-coming rock and roll clothing, Boston). Kramer spent the ’80s generating and engineering mainly heavy metal functions (Fastway, Anthrax, Alcatrazz, Raven, Loudness, Triumph, Whitesnake, Ace Frehley’s post-Kiss single clothing, Frehley’s Comet, etc.), with differing degrees of achievement. However the ’90s noticed Kramer once more getting associated with Kiss because of their Alive III established, in addition to numerous Hendrix tasks (once Hendrix’s family members got the privileges back again to his music, Kramer was place back control of overseeing following produces) — like the tribute albums Rock Free of charge and In In the Surprise, plus such further archival produces as First Rays of the brand new Rising Sunlight, Live on the Fillmore East, Live at Woodstock, BBC Periods, as well as the four-disc container established, The Jimi Hendrix Knowledge. During this time period, Kramer also co-authored the Hendrix-related books Hendrix: Placing the Record Direct and Jimi Hendrix Periods. Eddie Kramer is constantly on the engineer/produce performers (including Pal Guy’s Grammy-winning 1995 discharge, Slippin’ In) Kramer in addition has released a three . 5 hour instructional video, entitled Adventures in Contemporary Recording, and made an appearance within the 1997 Hendrix documentary The Producing of Electric powered Ladyland.

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Full Name Eddie Kramer
Profession Actor, Music Producer, Musician, Audio engineer
Education South African College of Music
Nationality South African, American
Movies Festival Express, Jimi Hendrix: At Last...the Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters 2013 TV Series documentary music mixer - 1 episode
Festival Express 2003 Documentary music mixer
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock 1999/I Video documentary location music engineer
Classic Albums 1997 TV Series documentary music consultant - 1 episode
The Song Remains the Same 1976 Documentary music engineer: live performances
Groupies 1970 Documentary music recording consultant
Woodstock 1970 Documentary location music engineer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lux Video Theatre 1950-1951 TV Series Newsboy / Western Union Boy / Messenger

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock 2012 Documentary sound
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock 1999/I Video documentary sound mixer: NRG Studios
Mad Dogs & Englishmen 1971 Documentary sound recordist: Fillmore East, New York

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hendrix: Band of Gypsys 1999 Video documentary still photographer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Small Affair 1984 producer: "I'll Never Grow Up"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When Albums Ruled the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Studio Engineer, Electric Ladyland
Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock 2012 Documentary Himself
Jobriath A.D. 2012 Documentary Himself
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2011 TV Series Himself
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World 2011 Video documentary Himself
The Heart Is a Drum Machine 2009 Documentary Himself
AV Squad 2004 TV Series Himself
Queer Eye 2003 TV Series Himself
Kiss: Beyond the Makeup 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hendrix: Band of Gypsys 1999 Video documentary Himself
Jimi Hendrix 1973 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
You Wanted the Best... You Got the Best: The Official Kiss Movie 2016 Documentary Himself
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming
American Masters 2013 TV Series documentary Himself, recording engineer

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming American Masters (1985) · Steve Crook (re-recording mixer)


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