More importantly, how about 35mm music albums made at Spectra-Sound Studios????
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From: "Aaron Levinson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 35mm music-album masters made at Spectra-Sound in L.A.???
> I have a copy of The Nut Cracker with Dorati and The London Symphony, it
> is a Mercury Living Presence 35mm Mag recording. They mention wider,
> thicker and faster in the notes but what were the specifics?
> Did it run faster than 30 ips?
> Tom Fine wrote:
>> Hi All:
>> Another listmember kindly pointed me to a Billboard article from June
>> 3, 1967 - "Spectra-Sound Films' Records" - indicates L.A.-based
>> Spectra-Sound studio was offering 10- and 12-track 35mm capability
>> (not clear if it was on single custom-format machines or via machine
>> rooms of 3- and 6-track standard-format machines) for music-album
>> Does anyone know of any albums recorded at this studio with the
>> "tracking" medium being 35mm? I couldn't find any among my Project 3
>> albums from that time period. As far as I know, by 1967, only Project
>> 3 was regularly using 35mm mag-film for record-album production.
>> Command Classics made 35mm recordings in Pittsburgh in the spring of
>> 1967 and the spring of 1968, but Command's regular flow of pop albums
>> at this time were exclusively or almost exclusively done on tape.
>> Anyway, any info on Spectra-Sound's use of 35mm to record music-albums
>> would be appreciated. As far as I knew until this article, the only
>> west coast studios to make 35mm albums were United and Radio
>> Recorders, both for Mercury's short-lived f35d series.
>> -- Tom Fine