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What causes bleed through?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Tupac, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
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    While listening to some of the isolated bass tracks of old, I noticed that you can very, very faintly hear what song they were playing along to. Why is that? It it because of their condenser mics picking up the song through their headphones or something?
  2. Got2SadowskyNYC


    Dec 5, 2012
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    Artist: Sadowsky, Bag End, Visual Sound, Pedaltrain, George L
    Probably cross talk between tracks on the original tape. Could be poor isolation during recording. It could be the headphones. THere's any number of reasons.
  3. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    +1 And most people had crappy car radios and home stereos so back then those tiny imperfections wouldn't have been a noticed also studio time was expensive and sometimes if you got a great take whatever you picked up along the way just stayed I remember hearing a few Beatles tracks where people are talking in the background but when the song was blasting thru your little portable RCA radio you would never hear it.

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