Wall of Sound


CB Mods
Aug 5, 2008
Laguna Beach, CA
Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" was created by having several musicians play the same part in unison (for example: five lead guitars instead of one), and running the signal through an echo chamber as well. Mr. Spector would take a song written for a few musicians and arrange it for as many as a full orchestra, often times using instruments not normally associated with the type of song being recorded.

His major driving premise was that no single instrument should dominate the recording. Rather, that they should all blend together into what could only be described as a "wall of sound."

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Phil Spector's Wall of Sound


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Jul 20, 2010
Washington, DC
Also: A Huge, scaffold mounted PA system deployed by the Grateful Dead for a short time during the 1970s. Eventually abandoned due to extreme setup time and the need to
" leapfrog " systems.

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