[78-L] OT: Multitrack recording

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Mon Sep 11 20:01:41 PDT 2017

I've read that 2 track copies were made from multi-channel masters for 
mastering stereo discs.

I own 1 2" multi-channel master tape but do not have a deck to play it 
on. It weighs a ton, and is on Ampex 456 so it might take a long time to 
bake. I also have a 1/4" 2 channel copy. I may even have some cassettes.

Joe Salerno
I collect Records of all formats, sizes and vintages.

On 9/11/2017 3:02 PM, Kristjan Saag wrote:
> Seems a new hobby for Hi-Fi freaks is to obtain copies of original
> master tapes. According to a collector I know the sound quality is so
> much better than the one you get from a first pressing, and the loss of
> quality is marginal from one copy to another.
> It's hard to believe that, with original masters being as fragile as
> they are and probably not suitable for making a multitude of copies.
> What I'd like to know is for how long or how often two-track recordings
> were made in recording studios, as compared to three-track and, later,
> four-track. The tape copies on sale today seem to be two-track and are
> said to be "original", but could they be "bounced" from three-track? If
> so, did the record companies do this kind of bouncing themselves for
> some reason?
> Kristjan
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