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Fairchild & EMI/Altec Compressors...
Old 5th July 2018
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Fairchild & EMI/Altec Compressors...

In your book "Here, There and Everywhere" you shared how you overloaded the Fairchild to create more excitement on the drums while recording "Tomorrow Never Knows".

More generally, beyond the Fairchild on drums, can you share your memories for favorite uses of the Fairchild and the EMI/Altec compressors in typical usage i.e. Paul's Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals etc...

Thank you!
Old 24th August 2018
I'm going to start by saying that the Altec compressor the only one we had access too in each studio was the one I used on Pauls Bass and accoustic guitars. When I became a recording engineer I tried the Fairchild 660 for the first time on the Dobro guitar on "Pretty Flamingo" by Manfred Mann. the drums ended up going through the Fairchild on most Beatle tracks after that and vocals and guitars too, that is all I had but I was over driving it to creat those sounds. Geoff

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