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Hi Steve:

He resurfaced as a consultant on cassette duplication in the 70's and 80's, I have an AES membership 
directory from 1982 with his ad in it. I think he got into making duplicating equipment and that 
speed-strobe wheel kit was one of the things he sold under the Dubbings brand.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Test tones circa 1978


> If it's the early tape duplicator who was out on Long Island, then they went
> out pretty early.  And suddenly.
>
> It was run by Julius Koennens, I think, or Koenig- don't remember exactly.
> He was a Holocaust survivor.  German, I think, rather than Austrian.  They
> did duplication for Urania, possibly Livingston, etc.  I visited them a
> couple of times, probably in the very early 1960s. I don't recall his
> set-up.   If duping at high speed, it was a low multiple. I remember hearing
> some A-B tests.  You still knew which was the sub-master and which the copy,
> but not by much.
>
> Julie borrowed my unpublished 78 test of Seefried's version of Schubert's
> "Das Lied im Gruenen," a spectacularly beautiful record, and was out of
> business before he could return it.  I never knew what became of him or my
> record.
>
> The less intimate one by Schwarzkopf was the one EMI issued.  The decision
> was made by Schwarzkopf's husband, Walter Legge, no doubt.
>
> Steve Smolian
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
> Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 6:26 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Test tones circa 1978
>
> No. I think they are long out of business. It was Dubbings.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roderic G Stephens" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 9:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Test tones circa 1978
>
>
> Hello Tom, I Googled Dubbing Industries and only came up with my old field
> of motion picture
> dubbing. Do you have a link?
> Rod Stephens
>
> --- On Fri, 1/28/11, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Test tones circa 1978
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Friday, January 28, 2011, 1:50 PM
>
> Boy now THAT's something you shouldn't hang your hat on!
>
> Shai -- how about a stroboscope wheel in the tape path? That's what I use,
> just to confirm things
> are running on-speed. It's made by Dubbings Industries.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 4:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Test tones circa 1978
>
>
>> There used to be a guy on eBay selling dubs of test tapes.
>>
>> Steve Smolian
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard L. Hess"
> <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 3:41 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Test tones circa 1978
>>
>>
>>> Hi, Shai,
>>>
>>> You can trust the MRL flutter tapes, not the normal calibration tapes.
>>>
>>> I think Jay says that some place in the literature.
>>>
>>> There are better ways to calibrate speed involving long-term
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Richard
>>>
>>> On 2011-01-28 3:11 PM, Shai Drori wrote:
>>>> If I can't trust an MRL test tape for speed accuracy then what options
> do I have? This is a hot
>>>> issue for me now since I need to calibrate all machines for speed as
> well.
>>>> Shai
>>>>
>>>> On 27/01/2011 23:38, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>>>>> Hi, Jim,
>>>>>
>>>>> One thing that I used to do for quick testing was using a Sound
> Technology 1710A leave it
>>>>> punched on 20 Hz then just go up the scale 20-200-2000-20000 Hz, but
> that was more for testing
>>>>> than slate tones.
>>>>>
>>>>> I made a function generator that was nominally 10-100 per band but had
> a modification switch to
>>>>> go from 10-200 so I could sweep 1K-20K for recorder alignment without
> range switching.
>>>>>
>>>>> I would never trust "alignment" tones at the front of the tape for
> speed setting. In fact, you
>>>>> can't even trust an MRL calibration tape for that, other than the
> flutter test tapes, and
>>>>> that's not as accurate as you need for setting speed precisely on a
> recorder (which should be
>>>>> done with a large-diameter TAPE tachometer. This is a whole large
> issue, actually.
>>>>>
>>>>> Then, what Tom said, often times the tones were spliced on from a
> different session.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>> Richard
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2011-01-27 1:40 PM, Jim Sam wrote:
>>>>>> All,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Does anyone know how much test tone generators varied circa 1978?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I know not to expect digital accuracy. For example, I would not
>>>>>> expect a 10.00 kHz tone, but how much leeway was there? +/- 0.25kHz,
>>>>>> +/-0.5 kHz, +/-1.0 kHz, etc.?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Jim
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
>>> Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
>>> http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
>>> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
>>
>