The Echoplex was a delay effect that utilized a tape loop. Parchment Farm's keyboard player, Gary Reed, attached one to his Farfisa organ for some spacey effects! Here's the Wikipedia entry, in case you're really interested in a technical explanation of the
This song (originally done by The Doors) is an example of how the Echoplex could be used to stretch a 2-minute song to more than 6 minutes!
The photos were shot at Corn's Lake in Columbia, Missouri, in 1970 by Jane Fitzpatrick (now Jane Watermann) on an Instamatic camera.
This was (literally) recorded in a garage in Union, Missouri, in July 1970, on my Roberts reel-to-reel recorder at 71/2 ips. I think we left the garage door open during the session, since temperatures were probably in the 90's (with 90% humidity). The band did 6 or 7 tunes, one or two takes, with no editing.
Can a Music Leak Sink a Corporate Ship?
Rolling Stone magazine says recording artists are paying as much as $25,000 a month to combat online piracy. The article says that pre-release piracy has become such a problem that it was made a felony in the United States! (I hope the magazine doesn’t come after me for using that sentence without quotation marks and accreditation…and for adding the exclamation point!) They go on to say artists lose everything from sales revenue to creative control over how their music is heard, because early leaks aren’t always mastered the way the final album will be. (I changed that sentence a little, so—if you read Rolling Stone—you won’t think I copied it word-for-word!)
Leaking music is nothing new—it’s been happening for decades. Before the deregulation and consolidation of radio began in the 1990’s, radio stations actually competed with each other in the same format! ...