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Old 6th August 2010, 03:05 PM   #5511
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I think you're right. It's not as if the mass consumer market is terribly discriminating when it comes to recording quality.

Look at Nebraska, one of Bruce Springsteen's best selling albums containing perhaps his most popular song, Born in the USA.

It was recorded on a Tascam PortaStudio (a "prosumer" four track, and at the time, cassette-based recorder) using a pair of Shure SM-57 mics.

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I somehow doubt that.

He was under contract to a major studio from BEFORE the time he had any albums released... but I suppose anything is vaguely possible... like even hearing the sound of things that supposedly are inaudible...

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Old 6th August 2010, 03:37 PM   #5513
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I somehow doubt that.

He was under contract to a major studio from BEFORE the time he had any albums released... but I suppose anything is vaguely possible...
It's absolutely true.

Yes, he was under contract to a major studio before Nebraska. This piece explains how it all came about.

Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" - A PortaStudio, two SM57's, and Inspiration

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Old 6th August 2010, 03:52 PM   #5514
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Just three years after Tusk . . .
Yup!

At the time I had a little four track, cassette-based home studio myself. My recorder was a Clarion model though, instead of Teac. And I had only ONE SM-57.

If you didn't do a lot of track bouncing, you could make some pretty decent recordings.

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Old 6th August 2010, 04:00 PM   #5515
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Steve,

I thought you worked exclusively in eight-track...........

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Old 6th August 2010, 04:03 PM   #5516
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Steve,

I thought you worked exclusively in eight-track...........
Only for my Boxcar Willie collection.

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Old 6th August 2010, 04:09 PM   #5517
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Old 6th August 2010, 04:26 PM   #5518
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Old 6th August 2010, 05:23 PM   #5519
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Ok comrade smartasses. It's Friday. How 'bout we clock out early and meet up down at the pub and let John have his thread back?

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Old 6th August 2010, 05:30 PM   #5520
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Yup!

At the time I had a little four track, cassette-based home studio myself. My recorder was a Clarion model though, instead of Teac. And I had only ONE SM-57.

If you didn't do a lot of track bouncing, you could make some pretty decent recordings.

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A local engineer looped "Tusk" back on itself at a perfect point and made a 90min. version. He did the same thing with "Stairway to Heaven" that worked even better. That was back when even commercial FM stations had some fun.
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