It's amazing some of the things you'll see while roaming the aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show. Without a doubt, a good chunk of the event revolves around sound and the perfection of how its created, recorded, and eventually presented to your ears, whether in a massive home theater system, your car audio system, or an intimate experience with any number of headphones and earbuds. DTS is all about the perfection of sound, whether it comes to music or film in a public or home theater setting, so as part of "The Listen Series" of interviews, they called upon legendary engineer Geoff Emerick to talk about his time working with the Beatles to create some of the most iconic tunes in recorded history. Geoff is known for his work on albums like Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles White Album, Abbey Road, and Revolver.
We weren’t exactly ready for this conversation when we stumbled across it, so we only grabbed a few snippets and the sound isn’t great (maybe if we had Geoff engineer it, it would sound better), but we wanted to get it to you as quickly as possible. Here he talks about the complex process of recording “Strawberry Fields Forever” and the events that led him to quit working for the band after they came back from India more than a little down their path toward breaking up. If you’re a Beatles fan or just a sound engineering geek, this is worth a watch. If you’ve never heard of the Beatles, I weep for your soul.