Didn't Phil Spector do that quite often? I love it.
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Aaron Levinson
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 10:41 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] LP pressing question
Actually, what I love is that if a mix went a little long, say over 2:30
in the 60's that the producer would just say it was 2:31 and it would
end up that way on the label and they'd leave it at that.That way you
gave a Program Director no ammunition to keep your recorded from being
added to rotation! A classic case of "fake it till you make it". I don't
know why but the audacity of doing a 3:00 mix and printing 2:31 on the
record just tickles me pink...
Michael Shoshani wrote:
> Tom Fine wrote:
>> When the QC listening was done, it was done with a stop-watch so that
>> times could be known for problem, which were noted.
> That's interesting - I read somewhere that records did not carry time
> information until after tape was introduced, which led me to conclude
> that the time was calculated by measuring the tape footage and
> dividing it by the speed, rather than having some poor schlub sit
> there all day with a stopwatch.
> Michael Shoshani