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We are super thrilled to have the living legend that is Geoff Emerick join us for a 2-week Q+A. Just wanted to say thanks in...

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Whitecat 29th June 2018
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1) All questions and followup questions will be moderated in advance... submit your question ONCE as a new thread and it will...

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Whitecat 29th June 2018
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Geoff Emerick is without a doubt one of the most innovative and influential audio engineers of all time. Pioneering such...

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Whitecat 29th June 2018
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Hi Geoff, Even though the White Album and Abbey Road were recorded with a relatively short amount of time between them, the...

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S_A_P 3 days ago
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Hey Geoff, Any insights on how you mic'd and tracked acoustic guitars and harmony vocals on America stuff? The guitars...

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BatMeckley 6 days ago
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Update 31 July!!! Geoff wants more questions!! Now that the Masterclass is done & dusted... (videos coming soon, we're...

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Geoffemerick 1 week ago
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Hi Geoff, On your production of Elvis Costello's album "Imperial Bedroom" (one of my favorite records) it sounds...

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Geoffemerick 1 week ago
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Hi Geoff. I've always loved the sound of Paul's bass on Mrs. Vanderbilt and tried to emulate it many times and would love to...

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Geoffemerick 1 week ago
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Hi Geoff, (I need to mention this before: You had the kindness to answer me as I wrote a letter to you five years ago about...

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Geoffemerick 1 week ago
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Hello Geoff, My question is about the psychological aspect of doing reduction/ping-pong mixing, especially on the Sgt Pepper...

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hitsville 2 weeks ago
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Hello! I was just wondering if, looking back, there's anything you wish you'd done differently while recording the Beatles -...

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TimS 2 weeks ago
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Hi Geoff, Can you tell us about the string sound(s) on Eleanor Rigby? I feel like it was one of the first rock songs with only...

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radel1102 3 weeks ago
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Hi Geoff I can't imagine the difficulties in such a massive undertaking so I'll restrict my questions to a basic nature....

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kafka 4 weeks ago
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Hi Geoff Given the elaborate arrangements artists like The Beatles were using during the 4 track era how difficult was it to...

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Lance Lawson 4 weeks ago
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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...

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Geoffemerick 4 weeks ago
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Hi Geoff, Something I've never been able to find out. When working with Gino Vannelli, what mic(s) did you use for lead...

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aremos 4 weeks ago
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Thank you for doing this and for all your great work. I have heard different accounts of how Paul's bass was recorded throughout...

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vincentvangogo 4 weeks ago
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Hello Geoff, Thanks for doing this. My question is about the edit at the end of the chorus. As you may know, a very poor...

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Drumsound 4 weeks ago
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Hi Mr. Emerick, thank you very much for doing this. I'm recording a singer songwriter (just voice and guitar) this weekend...

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Don Edgar 4 weeks ago
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Hey Geoff. Thank you for taking the time to do this! Im curious if there are any plugins you use and how they compare with the...

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S_A_P 12th July 2018
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Was the control room playback during the Beatle EMI/ABBEY ROAD era high-end and a joy to listen to? Im always mind boggled...

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ZEF 9th July 2018
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Hi Geoff, I’ve heard stories of how the Fairchild Limiter was attached between the desk and the tape machine during...

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Drumsound 8th July 2018
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Hi Geoff, It would be great if you could tell us your ways of creating depth in mixes. What do you do if you want to push...

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kennybro 8th July 2018
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Hi Geoff, I have always loved the sound of Tommy Keene's "Songs From the Film" and consider "Places That Are...

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Conan12 8th July 2018
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With the current consoles out there today, is there one that you prefer working on the most and if so why? Thanks

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Geoffemerick 7th July 2018
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Hello, also loved your book and really well done. I think many of us wonder what it would have been like to observe those...

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Geoffemerick 7th July 2018
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G'day Geoff, Can you tell us a little about approaches to EQ back in the 60's? With plugins, these days, it could be argued...

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hello people 6th July 2018
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In your book "Here, There and Everywhere" you shared how you overloaded the Fairchild to create more excitement on the...

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Deuce 225 5th July 2018
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Hey Geoff! Any general advice for interns/studio assistants to set themself above the bell curve in terms of studio etiquette...

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Geoffemerick 5th July 2018
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Hi Geoff, There is a story that been floating around for years surrounding the first installation of the original Air Studio...

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Deuce 225 5th July 2018
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not a question of "which had the best gear" but out of the studios you worked in which one gave you more inspiration...

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Geoffemerick 5th July 2018
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Hi Geoff, looking good sir. I'm curious about the mix of 'Give a Little Bit' by Supertramp. Can you tell me your approach to...

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Geoffemerick 5th July 2018
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Hi Geoff. Thank you so much for all the time you put in while you were engineering those great records with The...

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Pyeguy 4th July 2018
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Hi Geoff, Thanks for agreeing to the Q&A, many of us have long waited and wondered if you would join us. My question is...

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Yummerz 4th July 2018
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Hi Geoff, The Zombie's Odessey & Oracle is a top-10 record for me (you worked on a few albums in my top 10). Any...

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Funkybot 4th July 2018
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Hi Geoff, what do you think about the sound of modern productions compared to what you were taught/exposed to in the 60s-70s? Do...

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Farmboy presents 3rd July 2018
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Hello Mr. Emerick, it is truly an honor to be in the same "room" with the GOAT! A few questions... When...

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macle 3rd July 2018
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Hi Geoff, I was wondering if you recall which was the first experimental move/trick you did on a Beatles session that gave you...

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bicarbone 2nd July 2018
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Hi Geoff, awesome to have you here. I loved your book Here, There and Everywhere. My question is about track eq for the...

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mamm7215 2nd July 2018
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Geoff, The fashion when I joined this site was to use a pseudonym, but my name is Jeff Sanders. I worked at Crystal Studios in...

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Bushman 2nd July 2018
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I assume that most folks here want to ask you about your experiences with The Beatles... ...But what OTHER recording...

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12ax7 2nd July 2018
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Soo wonderful to have you join us Geoff. I was wondering what great things you learned from others in your engineering life? We...

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rwsand 2nd July 2018
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Hi Geoff, Very exciting for me to ask you this question directly: if you had to choose One currently made compressor for...

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oranzil 2nd July 2018
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Hey again Geoff- What was the general procedure to transfer the Lagos tapes once you were back in London? I believe I've read...

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thenoodle 30th June 2018

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