Mysterious beginning chord in Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night Resolved

piano_sound.pngIt was five piano notes played at the same time by producer George Martin. This Wired article has the details.

It again shows the power of combining multiple instruments together, to a point where the listeners have wondered about this beginning chord for a long time.

With MIDI information it’s a no-brainer to combine various instruments. Long time ago when synths were expensive I did similar things with the same MIDI track used on multiple tracks with different Roland Jupiter-6 sounds, resulting in very complex soundscapes and chord sounds.