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In an avant-garde classical music concert in Carnegie Recital Hall, with many composers, Charlie Morrow played a trumpet line which I recorded, then recorded successive ones over the previous one(s). We used speakers, not headphones. I think we used two tape recorders rather than sel-sync but it was the 60s and I can't say that I remember this bash clearly. It was considered by some as the first minimalist concert and is so identified somewhere in Grove- Steve Smolian ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:03 PM Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Les Paul (was: New online publication: Manual of analogue audio restoration techniques, by Peter Copeland) > 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 Alice >>Shaughnessy. > ... > 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 > http://recordist.com/ampex/mp3/index.html > 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. > > Cheers, > > Richard > > > Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] > Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX > Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm > Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.