I attended an Eddie Kramer clinic at (the newly owned) Sound Kitchen Studios sponsored by Waves Logic Studio. I definitely wanted to meet him as he’s one of THE producer/engineers in rock but I expected the clinic to be a bit “techie & dry”..... I was wrong.
I was amazed a how energetic and excited he was during the whole clinic. Here’s a guy who has not only seen it all but created most of it... Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and many many many more.
Since the tour was based around the Waves bundles within Logic, Eddie produced a canned session live. There was also a guitarist who added parts in real time... a little sloppy on meter but had some really inventive parts. As Eddie solos the drum track to listen back, he’s air drumming with eyes closed just loving it! He had great anecdotes on particular sessions and answered every question like it was the first time it had been asked. “So what was it like working with Jimi Hendrix?”
Overall, the clinic didn’t give me a warm & fuzzy feeling on the Logic platform and “the expert” running the system was having trouble dialing everything in. But it was a treat to watch a 30+ year veteran be so enthusiastic and engaging.... I’ll have to remember that the next time my limo is stocked with tepid champagne.