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 production.
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