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compasspnt

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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2005, 10:51:34 am »

The 2 channels I have from the EMI Abbey Road Studio 2 console have compressors built in on each channel, and they sound GREAT.
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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2005, 03:41:21 pm »

I almost forgot!  Yes, I've seen the Abbey Road console and almost bought one of the stereo channels ten years ago, and they DO have built in compressors.  
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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2005, 01:33:38 pm »

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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2005, 02:23:55 pm »

maxdimario wrote on Thu, 24 February 2005 11:56

andy_simpson wrote on Thu, 24 February 2005 09:51

I always thought the beatles had an 1176 on the '1 buss' anyway....hence all those intro's that are big and loud but go away when the singing comes in.....
Infact, I heard that it was permanently patched....even in tracking....maybe that's the way to get a good beatles mix, where every fader, EQ, and echo return is done as it suits the 1176.......

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An 1176?? what recording are you talking about??
strange application, they had better suited tube compressors around.

gotta get one of those beatle books.


I don't think 1176 existed when the beatles were recording. I'd guess it's fairchild.
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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2005, 02:44:48 pm »

They existed but the EMI desks had an excellent compressor on every channel. Everybody had Fairchilds floating around outboard because they had been thrown out of the mastering rooms because they sounded so bad.

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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2005, 03:58:38 pm »

Bob Olhsson wrote on Sun, 27 February 2005 14:44

They existed but the EMI desks had an excellent compressor on every channel. Everybody had Fairchilds floating around outboard because they had been thrown out of the mastering rooms because they sounded so bad.



Yup, exactly!
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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2005, 01:44:11 pm »

WWittman, as usual, was right!

The book is
http://www.recordingthebeatles.com
and it will have no information (directly) about Jimmy Page, but may answer your gear questions about The Beatles. 300 or so pages, many nice photos of studios and gear (even unseen Beatles pics), and a FULL chapter on just the outboard gear, most of which you have never seen in a photo.

There's a LOT of misinformation about EMI and the Beatles - a good example here is people talking about desks that were (by and large) a 1970's item. (FWIW - I have only seen TWO people in the world that actually have cassettes from the Beatle-used desk, although many claim to be. It's easy to spot, but I'm not allowed to say how...)

Please be careful about little tidbits of information you hear at this point... lots of mistakes there.
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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2005, 04:23:55 pm »

Any of those lousy Fairchild 660s and 670s you guys want to give away, i am happy to take off your hands, so you can go back to your "superior" 1176s.


Really.
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Bob Olhsson

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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2005, 04:54:05 pm »

The "superior" mastering compressors I saw at EMI Studios in 1969 were custom EMIs I've never seen elsewhere. Here in the US, LA-2as and later LA-3as displaced a lot of Fairchilds. Everybody had bought them for the vertical/lateral setting but it turned out to be a sonic disappointment so they got moved into the control room. The 1176 was a popular track limiter. American desks rarely had built in dynamics modules unlike English. The only old tube limiter I ever got very excited about was the RCA BA-6a!

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Re: jimmy page's compressor
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2005, 04:59:39 pm »

wwittman wrote on Mon, 28 February 2005 14:23

Any of those lousy Fairchild 660s and 670s you guys want to give away, i am happy to take off your hands, so you can go back to your "superior" 1176s.




Yeah..if anyone's throwing out these "horrible sounding" compressors...please send a pair my way. I'll pay shipping Smile
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