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On 24/04/2012 13:27, Tom Fine wrote:
> I came across this blurb in May 1968 High Fidelity:
> http://www.yousendit.com/download/M3Brc2ZPK3g3bUJEZU1UQw?cid=tx-02002207340200000000&s=19102 
>
> (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 
> album-notes?
>
> 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 
for orchestra.