At 04:26 PM 2008-09-18, Michael Biel wrote:
>Yesterday I had a chance to look thru the bio of Les Paul by Mary
Thanks for the great post. Yes, I think we all agree that the PER(P)
head arrangement was a horrid trap used as described, but I do think
we have confirmation he did it at least for a while. In fact, this
one-shot overdubbing scheme is news as very few people would have the
courage to try it.
I recall my audio/photography mentor telling me about this in the
1960s and likening it to his tricolour carbon prints where at the
last minute the entire image could wash off the base and go down the
drain after hours of work.
>Sel-Sync seems to be the hold-up, but I would need to take some time
>to pull out the catalogs to see how early this shows up.
The oral histories here
might be of some use.
Unfortunately, Ross Snyder passed on in January of this year. There
is little doubt that it was Ross who came up with the design and name
SelSync. At the time, Ampex didn't see the need to patent it.
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