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.