Print

Print


I'd be interested to know what's on them and who released them. I do not believe you'll find that 
they are in fact 2T stereo. They are likely half-track (2-sided) mono. If they are stereo, it would 
be very interesting to know who put them out as in 1952 only a few people were experimenting with 
2-channel stereo recording of music. No major labels yet, although I believe RCA started making 2T 
masters in 1954 or even 1953 -- I think Zarathustra with Reiner was the first 2T session.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jack Palmer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2007 12:29 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] commerical reels history (was Boston Pops question)


>    I bought my first 2 track tapes for my reel recorder/player in the Base Exchange in 
> Sidi-Slimane, Morocco in 1952.  I still have a couple of them in fact.   Jack
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 9:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] commerical reels history (was Boston Pops question)
>
>
>
>> Ampex developed their own, was developed by Leon Wortman in NY and detailed in a 1951 Radio & TV 
>> News article. Wortman's line made full-track or half-track tapes. Commercial half-track tapes 
>> were available as early as 1951 or 1952, but there was only a very small consumer market for reel 
>> to reel machines at that point. > Because this was a new format sold at a premium price, a lot of 
>> QC attention was paid by the reputable companies in this era, so the net quality is very high. 
>> Akin to what happened when stereo LPs came along.
> .
>>
>>
>>
>