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More operational than sonic. Lacquers did not have to be heated and were
far easier to handle than wax blanks. Also cheaper. It was also an
influence of broadcasting practices on recording engineers.

DDR

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Dennis, was there any sonic advantage to that? Why did they do that, just
> known/perfected practices or some other reason?
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Rooney" <
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> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 11:33 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
>
>
>  Dear Steve,
>>
>> Almost invariably, , and always after 1940, is the answer to your first
>> question. EMI Columbia continued to master on beeswax until the
>> introduction of magnetic tape.
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Steve Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Hi, Dennis at al,
>>>
>>> Does this imply that all US Columbia 78s after they began using lacquers
>>> were dubs?
>>>
>>> Was this process used in Europe as well and, if so, any idea when?
>>>
>>> Steve Smolian
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Dennis Rooney
>>> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:35 AM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Who needs vinyl?
>>>
>>> That was likely the case for the BSO recordings made after the Petrillo
>>> Ban, i.e. 1944-1950.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Karl Miller <[log in to unmask]
>>> >**
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>  --- On Thu, 6/7/12, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> > Columbia first employed lacquer discs
>>>> > (referred to as "instantotiles") in
>>>> > lieu of beeswax in 1936. Victor seems to have used them as
>>>> > of 1940 although
>>>> > not consistently.
>>>>
>>>> As an aside, I was told (by someone who should know) that the early
>>>> Victor
>>>> LP transfers of things like the Boston Symphony were made from the
>>>> lacquers. Hence, the sound quality on those first transfers (subject to
>>>> the
>>>> quality of the vinyl) could be somewhat better than subsequent transfers
>>>> made from either the 78 pressings or metal masters.
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone know more about this?
>>>>
>>>> Karl
>>>>
>>>> Karl
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dennis D. Rooney
>>> 303 W. 66th Street, 9HE
>>> New York, NY 10023
>>> 212.874.9626
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dennis D. Rooney
>> 303 W. 66th Street, 9HE
>> New York, NY 10023
>> 212.874.9626
>>
>>


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