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2-track and 3-track famous recordins?
Old 24th September 2012
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2-track and 3-track famous recordins?

Hi guys!

Does anyone remember of famous recordings made on 2 track or 3 track tape? Also, I know there was 2 track mono and stereo recordings, does anyone remember about those?
Old 24th September 2012
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The first 6 CAN albums were recorded directly to 2 track stereo tape.
Old 24th September 2012
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If you go over to the Sound-on-Sound magazine website, there are tons of articles in their "Classic Tracks" section that detail techniques and equipments and engineer interviews from the 50s and 60s and 70s.

Lots of good reading there.
Old 24th September 2012
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A lot of the early Beatles catalogue was 2 or 3 track.

Recording The Beatles
Old 25th September 2012
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All of Bones Howe's work with Tom Waits was direct to 2-track tape and most of it sounds absolutely stunning. Check out Blue Valentine, Small Change, Foreign Affair, etc.
Old 25th September 2012
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Lots of orchestral stuff. I've heard the 3-track of "wonderful world", you've got Louie on one track, and the orchestra submixed to two, but not stereo - cant remember the subgrouping, but it would be designed so there was a limited amount of rebalancing possible through eq, I guess - or to make best use of the tape.
Old 26th September 2012
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Thanks guys!

Lots of cool info
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