On 24/04/2012 13:27, Tom Fine wrote:
> I came across this blurb in May 1968 High Fidelity:
> (paste full link into browser if it's split by e-mail)
> The part from London, about Klemperer recording Wagner for EMI, starts
> at the bottom of the first page.
> At the top of the second page, the piece reports that "35-mm tape (is
> used) when separate systems were being used for voices and instruments."
> Are there any EMI veterans on this list who can tell me more about
> this technique? How long was it used? Aside from the Klemperer Wagner
> opera recording, what other records were made using this technique?
> Was it ever detailed or used as a marketing hook in EMI advertising or
> Finally, do any EMI veterans have photos of the setup, showing the
> 35mm equipment?
> -- Tom Fine
I'm pretty certain this would be one inch tape on Studer J37s, of which
Abbey Road had several at the time, although there was a similar
Telefunken machine as well. Four tracks gave one pair for voices and one