All You Need Is Ears - Study Guide Chapters 8-11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter eight, "Layering the Cake," is about Martin's experiences in learning how to use various techniques to layer sound in the studio. Martin refers to is as painting sound pictures in which an artist or producer is able to extract an infinite number of colors. The ability to use those colors effectively is what creates a good piece of music. It is because of The Beatles' use of color in sound that Martin enjoyed working with them so much. Martin was always a bit of a maverick in the studio but often did not get to produce and record as many things as he would have liked. After The Beatles came along and began churning out gold records, Martin was free to do just about anything he wanted, with the full back up of EMI.

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