Eddie Kramer

Producer Engineer  Photographer Studio Designer  Lecturer Developer

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Eddie Kramer at Capitol RecordsWednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 10:22am
This deed was self inflicted, if you can believe it?! Having fun
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Eddie Kramer added 10 new photos.Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 2:13am
Mix with the Masters last full day and a amazing BBQ dinner. Chief Marie prepared a pre birthday lemon birthday cake for yours truly.
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Eddie KramerWednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 6:17am
1969 Electric Lady Studios Visiting this room still to this day, is a highlight of my year. #jimihendrix
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Eddie KramerWednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 2:02pm
Haven't heard this yet? Well...you should. Jimi Hendrix
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Curtis Knight & The Squires - Station Break (audio) ft. Jimi Hendrix
Music video by Curtis Knight & The Squires performing Station Break (audio). (C) 2015 Experience Hendrix L.L.C., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entert...
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eddie-hand-on-chin-500pxAny producer is only as good as the sounds and sights he helps create. By this standard, Eddie Kramer must be regarded as a rock icon. For nearly five decades Kramer has painted the rock landscape with his aural and visual brush working with some of music history’s biggest names; The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton and The Beatles, just to name a few. Still, Kramer is best known for three long-term associations: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Kiss. He not only produced and engineered music for these legendary artists but he also has set standards for rock production today, making Eddie Kramer a true innovator.

After moving to London from South Africa, Eddie began his recording career working at three of the most legendary studios in rock, Pye Studios, Regent Sound and Olympic Studios, where he recorded Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Traffic and a myriad of other major recording stars.

In 1968 Kramer came to work at the Record Plant in NYC, engineering Hendrix’s “Electric Lady Land” LP, and also worked with The Vanilla Fudge, Joe Cocker and NRBQ. In 1969 Kramer went independent, producing Johnny Winter’s first LP and engineering “Led Zeppelin II,” acknowledged by fans and critics alike as perhaps that bands most influential work.

emmyIn 1969 Jimi Hendrix hired Eddie and architect John Storyk to build a state of the art studio. After 13 months and a million dollars Electric Lady Studios was complete, and Kramer served as its Director of Engineering from 1970 -1974. During this time, in addition to producing the posthumous Hendrix records, Kramer worked with such artists as diverse as Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick and Led Zeppelin. In 1975 he began a long association with KISS, producing KISS Alive!, KISS Alive II and “Double Platinum” as well as the band’s individual projects.

Over the next 4 decades he continued engineering and producing the biggest names in rock music. His close association with “Experience Hendrix, LTD”, Jimi Hendrix’s estate has scarcely allowed him free time out of the studio.

In addition to his legendary music career, he has been one of the key photographers of the rock world. His unique access and life long friendships with rock’s luminaries have given him access to a world others rarely see. Eddie’s photographs have been exhibited in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries and museums and have become prized possession of international collectors. Such galleries include:

  • VH1bathroom_edit Corporate headquarters New York City
  • San Francisco Art Exchange (Jimi Hendrix Photo Exhibition)
  • The Shooting Gallery, Hollywood CA.
  • VIP Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland.
  • Gallerie Profilen, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Wild About Music Gallery, Santa Monica LA.
  • Von Dutch clothing store, Hollywood, CA
  • Gallery Lou Lou, Santa Fe, NM.
  • The Celebrity Vault, Beverly Hills, CA.
  • Blink Gallery, London, UK
  • Morrison Hotel Gallery, Soho, NYC
  • Morrison Hotel Gallery, Del Mar, CA.
  • Metropolis Studios, London, UK.
  • Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Proud Gallery, London, UK.

kramer-signature-seriesEddie continues to engineer and produce new artists, as well deliver seminars and master classes, and develop recording software for WAVES and guitar pedals for F-Pedals.