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Eddie Kramer PIE CompressorbyWaves
 Eddie Kramer PIE Compressor by Waves is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for Windows and Mac OS X. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Eddie Kramer PIE Compressor
Product Eddie Kramer PIE Compressor
Developer Waves
Price (MSRP) $200
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Developed in association with producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, the PIE Compressor was precision-modeled on a vintage Pye compressor like the ones he used in historic sessions at London's Olympic Studios. A mainstay in esteemed British studios throughout the classic rock era, the original Pye processors are considered by many to be among of the best buss compressors of all time. The Waves PIE plug-in features a meticulously modeled VU meter with super-fast refresh rates that recreates the accuracy, sensitivity, and ballistic behavior of a physical analog meter.


  • Analog noise & hum for added realism.
  • Compression and limiting modes.
  • Auto-makeup gain.
  • Up to 24-bit 192kHz resolution.
  • Mono and Stereo components.


  • Threshold sets the gain reference point beyond which compression begins.
  • Ratio controls the amount of gain reduction for signal above the threshold.
  • Decay Time (Release Time) sets the recovery speed of the gain attenuation when the input drops below the threshold.
  • Output sets the output level.
  • Meter Select toggles between Input, Output, and Gain Reduction metering.
  • Analog controls analog characteristics caused by noise floor and hum, based on the power supplies of the original units.
  • VU Meter displays input or output level in dBVU.
  • Clip LED lights up when levels exceed 0 dBFS.
  • VU Calibrate controls the VU meter headroom calibration.
Discussion: Active


30 August 2012 at 3:31amAiynzahev

I really liked this compressor when I demoed it. I demoed a whole bunch of the waves comps and this one stood out. Might pick it up one day. I remember it being kind of warm and adding hype.

30 August 2012 at 4:54amjam92189

yea I find the high end seems to sound nice its very clean sounding but still adds harmonics.

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