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EMI Tape magic?
Old 15th July 2018
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EMI Tape magic?

Hi Geoff,
I'm interested in your thoughts on the EMI-brand tape sound they used in EMI's studios and what you liked and used afterward.

I really enjoyed your book Here, There and Everywhere and remember the story of you saving the day when the tape almost shed fully after Paul's Nigeria sessions.

Thanks for a lifetime of brilliance!
Old 19th July 2018
Hi there, yes we used EMI Tape I think it was coded 77, the classical engineers were beginning to like AGFA I can't remember the # but they liked it because of the enhanced top end, the American brands were never used in EMI Studios.One great thing about the EMI Tape was that the backing of the tape never disintegrated so as far as I know to this day the oxide does not shred fro the backing I think it was due to the Whale product in the make up. I guess working in other studios it would probably have been Scotch tape. Geoff

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