Woodstock ‘94—A Major Pro Audio Case History

Back in 1969, Woodstock was a modest weekend concert that unexpectedly drew 400,000 people, became a “gathering of the tribes,” and in memorable ways defined a generation, closing down the sixties. No one was prepared for what would happen, and it took the promoters 10 years to break even after paying for all the damages. Many things have changed since then, not the least of which is the professional audio industry. As the young owner of a new studio, my role in the first Woodstock was to supervise the early audio postproduction functions for the film and the record. It took almost 8 months of intensive work to correct all the tape problems and assemble the three-record set and soundtrack. ...

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