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Re: Great mistake Glyn...

  Ha Nech! 

     I call BS on that! Any engineer worth their weight in salt back then 
would've know about the advent of stereo microphone techniques in use in the 
1950's by EMI and the Mid Side technique invented by Blumlein.

   As technically savvy as Jimmy was he should've or would've known that too. 
But don't for one second think anyone in the Zep camp back then would take 
credit for something which they didn't come up with

  on their own. Geez, what do these "left, right , center" switches do? And 
what's that thing called "Pan" Cheers! PH ;-) 


On Jul 31, 2013, at 2:13 PM, Nech <tytlane@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/07/30/i-found-it-by-mistake-how-glyn-johns-helped-showcase-led-zeppelins-huge-drum-sound/
> Glyn Johns, who engineered Led Zeppelin’s 1969 self-titled debut, basically 
> stumbled upon a new way of recording drummer John Bonham — creating the 
> dynamic stereo cadences that drive tracks like “Communication Breakdown.”
> Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page produced the album, but it was a microphone 
> switch by Johns — famous for his work, too, with the Rolling Stones, the 
> Beatles and the Who — that changed everything: In setting up multiple mics 
> for Bonham, Johns accidentally had one of them directed to one side of the 
> stereo mix. The rest of his performance was emanating from the middle.
> “Half of the drums were coming out of the left, by mistake,” Johns says in 
> this Q&A. “And I thought: I wonder what it would sound like if I took the one 
> in the middle, and put it on the other side. And there is was — the beginning 
> of stereo drums.”