In the end, we kind of ended up winning the Americans over really. Because, I think, of the Beatles, and some of the stuff that was coming out of England. It was such a strong force, that I think a lot of American producers and engineers kind of said, "Oh, what are these Brits doing? How are they getting that sound? Does that make sense? In those days—don't forget, there still are, in fact, a lot of English desk manufacturers—there were probably more English desk manufacturers in those days than there were American.
There were a few out there. But we had far more. There were a lot more British manufacturers of consoles, so again, I suppose our consoles found their way over there.
There weren't many American consoles that came across to the UK, in those days. I can only recall actually a few—one or two—API consoles, in London, and that was it. All the consoles were British made. So the technology was very much British led, and of course Neve became such a big player. Then Solid State Logic, all British companies.
So we tended, for many, many years, to dominate the console market. So there was this British sound, I think, because we had a British way of doing things. A European way of approaching circuit design, and the way that we actually did it.
And it had an English slant to it. So I think just by sheer numbers, in a way, we did create a British sound. The Trident sound—I think we were quite unique, and it's been documented on many occasions that we were very unusual. Today, a hero can be just about anyone--from a steadfast politician working to secure world peace to an average man or woman who demonstrates remarkable bravery. Paul Jeffers has searched the annals of world history to identify the most influential heroes of all time--chronicling one hundred intriguing real-life tales that are sure to fascinate and inspire.
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