Four-track recording became de rigueur around 1964. With each subsequent bump in technology, the process of making a record became both potentially more complex and, consequently, more time consuming and costly. In 1971, Beatles producer George Martin said: I cannot see the need for any more than sixteen tracks for recording. In building our new […]

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