Juan Luis wrote:Forgive me for off topic. Even though the 1950's recordings at RCA were mostly in mono. Many of us know there was a live mix before rolling tape to get good balance between the singer(s), and the rest of the band. Elvis's way of controlling the Jordanaires be heard as he wanted, was by making them get close to his microphone. Pretty kool, I think.
Those early recording engineers were true masters of their craft, particularly those working at small independent studios like the Memphis Recording Service or Cosimo's in New Orleans, to name the first two that come to mind. Take those Fats Doimino or Little Richard records, where they had maybe six or seven musicians, including a grand piano, inside a really small room, but they managed everything to sound in its place. Just incredible.