The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary (Content, Sound Quality & Discussion Thread Only!)

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  1. soundQman

    soundQman Idealist of the Musical Apocalypse

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    There is a terrific in-depth article, Inside Track, about the Pepper remix in the August issue of Sound On Sound magazine. It includes an interview with Giles Martin and Sam Okell about the project as well as loads of technical detail about the equipment used and how they did the work. Graphics include Pro Tools screen shots and a couple of nice photos of vintage hardware from Abbey Road studios that they retrieved and used.

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  2. Tim Müller

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    I just listen to the original stereo l.p.
    I process it through my ProLogic II decoder in music mode.

    Very interestingly, it processes the backing vocals of the intro song, and Ringo's vocals on Help from my Friends into the rear channels. This processing provides more of an in-depth surrounding surround sound feel than the dedicated 5.1 re-mix on the Blu ray or DVD.
    Also, the bass guitar is very present on this original stereo mix.

    Ironically, this original stereo mix provides much more surround sound than the new surround re-mix.
    However, the sound sometimes is somewhat slightly muddy. Maybe, because the transients of some instruments may have been reduced because of the tape-to-tape copies made during reduction mixes or bounces.

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  3. Tommyboy

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    Was Abbey Road really behind other studios. What about the creation and use of Artificial Double Tracking?
     
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  4. Tim Müller

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    Trident Studios - Wikipedia
    Trident had 8-track while EMI still used 4-track.
    Olympic Studios - Wikipedia
    Olympic had the first 4-track in England.

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  5. Tommyboy

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    Great, but you didn't really answer my question. Did both of those studios have ADT?

    Other than the tape machines, how did Abbey Road compare technologically to the other studios in London?
     
  6. Lemon Curry

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    Take anything from Emerick with a grain of salt. He's been proven flat-out wrong on some of his recollections.

    When I put all the sources I've read together, Abbey Road emerges as a place that put sound quality at such a premium that it refused to ever be on the cutting/bleeding edge, hence the delay for 8 track. But they were highly competent and even groundbreaking within the boundries of the tech they had deployed.
     
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  7. Psychedelic Good Trip

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    Just wanted to share this.


     
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