Audio Engineering

Before the Beatles, some Audio Engineers used to wear white lab coats & artists were not allowed to be present during the mastering of their records. This is one of the reasons the Beatles set up their Apple record company, so that they could have more control over their work.

Here’s some early footage of the Beatles at EMI Studios, and although the engineer wasn’t wearing a white coat you can see there’s very little interaction between the musicians and the engineer. In fact it was quite radical for that time to see musicians in the control room at all!