Sunday, 11 October 2009

The Beatles on Record

a film by Bob Smeaton

Yesterday, during the Music Technology lesson in Duxford, we watched a bit of this documentary. The point to illustrate was that, while now they use about eight microphones to record a drumkit alone, “in the olden days” they were able to record the bands like The Beatles with just two mikes. (And genius of George Martin of course.) And the sound was great, innit? Also, check out the mixing desk at about 3:30, apparently that was the state of the art at the time, and it still looks cool.


The Beatles on Record

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