Keep in mind too that this was just after the War. Disc dubbing
techniques were highly developed and "old hat" for people at the
networks and recording studios. Tape was a new technology that had to
prove itself - we can see the advantages today, but switching meant
maintaining the quality and reworking workflows that had been in place
for many years.
Switching to tape was probably only one of many things Columbia, RCA
and the radio networks were dealing with as the GIs were returning
home and they were having to rethink different aspects of their
business for peacetime.
On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 10/7/2012 12:18 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> 'm not doubting the disk-dubbing happened, I just have
>> trouble believing no one at Columbia knew about tape or had access to
>> tape machines before the dawn of the LP. And if they knew and had
>> access, why would they do a complex disk-to-disk dubbing method?