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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes
I believe this was covered in Martin's
autobiography"All You Need Is Ears"
--- "Steven C. Barr(x)" <stevenc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Brock-Nannestad" <pattac@xxxxxxxx>
> > Steven C. Barr(x) (rhymes with barracs?!)
> No..."(x)" indicates it's being sent from a
> different computer...which
> was giving me no end of trouble with e-mail...
> > was one who commented on
> > Beatles. George Martin had quite firm views on
> that aspect of their
> > distribution
> > He tells us very precisely why it was so damn
> ridiculous when a number of
> > Beatles tracks were sold in stereo: the original
> four-track tapes (yes, those
> > were the conditions in the early 1960s) that he
> had used to make a mono mix
> > for the original mono distribution were simply
> combined two and two into a
> > set of stereo tracks and issued!
> Okeh...a question that I had wondered about for more
> than forty years
> has finally been answered! I could never figure out
> why I could
> eliminate different Beatles by turning the "Balance"
> knob to
> either extreme.
> IIRC (and I forget where I read it) Martin also
> rigged up a way to
> record eight tracks by using two four-track
> Steven C. Barr
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