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Hi Ted:

But 35 millimeters = 1.37795276 inches.

So either the reporter completely confused what he was seeing (or hearing) or there was 35mm film in 
use.

Are there any Abbey Road veterans from that time on the list?

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ted Kendall" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] EMI, opera and 35mm?


> On 24/04/2012 14:47, Tom Fine wrote:
>> So they don't mean sprocketed magnetic film?
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ted Kendall" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:40 AM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] EMI, opera and 35mm?
>>
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>
> Not as far as I know - I have not come across any other suggestion that this was used there, and 
> the technical climate was quite conservative at the time.
>