Hi, Dennis at al,
Does this imply that all US Columbia 78s after they began using lacquers
Was this process used in Europe as well and, if so, any idea when?
From: Dennis Rooney
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:35 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
That was likely the case for the BSO recordings made after the Petrillo
Ban, i.e. 1944-1950.
On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Karl Miller
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> --- On Thu, 6/7/12, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Columbia first employed lacquer discs
> > (referred to as "instantotiles") in
> > lieu of beeswax in 1936. Victor seems to have used them as
> > of 1940 although
> > not consistently.
> As an aside, I was told (by someone who should know) that the early Victor
> LP transfers of things like the Boston Symphony were made from the
> lacquers. Hence, the sound quality on those first transfers (subject to
> quality of the vinyl) could be somewhat better than subsequent transfers
> made from either the 78 pressings or metal masters.
> Does anyone know more about this?
Dennis D. Rooney
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