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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes
Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
> I believe this was covered in Martin's
> autobiography"All You Need Is Ears"
> Roger Kulp
Great book! Here are a few used copies (and new ones from $10.51):
> --- "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
> > recorders...
> > Steven C. Barr
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