This presentation will explore Les Paul’s several methods of overdubbing on the road to multi-track recording. The track will explore four different ways that Les achieved and pioneered Sound on Sound. Two machines will be used to demonstrate this process, particularly the record cutter.
Sean McClowry is currently Associate Professor of Music Industry at the College Of Saint Rose, teaching courses in record production, analog recording, songwriting & composition, music business, and double bass. Sean is active as a music producer, composer, songwriter, and performing artist in both popular and classical music worlds. Specializing in historic methods of recording and music production, Sean’s area of research is Les Paul and Mary Ford, their groundbreaking recordings, and technical advancements as recording artists. Sean spends lots of time restoring and using vintage recording equipment, including record cutters and Ampex reel to reel tape machines. Sean’s work with this medium is part academic and part obsession. He is currently working on a book about Les Paul.
*Registration is required and now open on our website mahwahmuseum.org. Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, this event will be capped at 25 people and masks will be required.
Admission for non-members is $5 and will be collected at the door.
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