The advent of 0.6-cm (0.25 inch) magnetic tape recording after World War II brought with it the ready capability of editing, and a new creative world was opened to the record industry. Wrong notes could be corrected, noises removed, and the best sections of musical works joined together. Not everyone hailed this as a musical advantage, but there is no disputing that recording standards, not to mention consumers’ expectations, have been raised through the skillful editing and assembly of the best takes. The vast majority of musical artists embrace the notion thoroughly.
KeywordsMusical Work Tape Speed Musical Artist Magnetic Tape Recording Digital Editing
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