For millions of guitarists, hearing Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Led Zeppelin II were life-changing events. Producer and engineer Eddie Kramer remembers both records well but for his own wholly unique reasons: He was present during their creation, working closely with Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page to realize their visions on what would become two of rock's most celebrated and iconic albums.
"I don't think we realized for some years later how impactful it all was," Kramer says. "When you're doing the work, that's all you're focused on – getting things done, getting them right. All that I wanted to do was satisfy the clients and not make a fool of myself. I wanted to get the best sounds that I could. It wasn't until the mid-'70s that I looked back at what we'd done in the '60s and thought, 'Hey, that was pretty interesting.'"Read more about