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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rollin' Recording" <lou@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hey Roger,
>     I don't think you can blame the "stereo Beatles stuff" for out of phase
> audio.  I was familiar with a radio station in Houston that had the output
> of its stereo cart machines wired out of phase.  Lead vocals to most
> songs vanished...and mono material...particularly commercials...was
> not there at all.   Hmmmm...maybe this out of phase business isn't so bad!
What I've always figured was the problem was that the engineers that
did the mixing were inexperienced with stereo...and, as a result,
put tape tracks into either one channel or the other...not both.

I'm not sure if the next bit would apply to the first, or the
first few, recording sessions/albums...but I recall reading
somewhere that the "early cuts" were recorded using two four-
track machines running simultaneously to provide eight tracks
of audio for later "mixdown" to stereo...

Steven C. Barr

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