Category: TELEVISION SOUND

1960’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART FOUR | THE INNOVATIVE PYE TRANSISTOR TV STUDIO MIXER

CONTENTS: THE FIRST MODULAR BROADCAST STUDIO MIXER ATV’s four 34-channel consoles for Elstree A look at the modular ‘cassettes’ Enough ‘Drama’ for the Gram Op ‘The Plane Makers’ being recorded in September 1963 Memories of the last of Elstree’s Pye’s Some Pye’s for other clients The BBC equip with even bigger desks The biggest UK…

By David Taylor 2021-06-13 0

1950’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART THREE | THE VALVE STUDIO MIXERS

Contents: 1950’s – THE VALVE STUDIO MIXERS Typical 1950’s Installations Anglia TV’s Pye desk Granada’s Studio 10 at The Chelsea Palace The Duke at The Palace Replacing The Valves THE FIRST IN THE FOUR ARTICLES ABOUT THE HISTORY OF PYE’s AUDIO CONSOLES IS HEREA .PDF FILE OF THIS ARTICLE CAN BE DOWNLOADED (1Mb) 1950’s –…

By David Taylor 2021-06-12 0

1965 to Early ’80’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | THE OB SCANNERS PART TWO

PART TWO CONTENTS: SCANNERS GET BIGGER – WITH SEPARATED VISION, PRODUCTION and SOUND The Colour Demonstration Unit The ’70’s with the silicon transistorised mixers BBC CMCR13 1968-1970 BBC CMCR TYPE 2 SCANNERS The BBC version of the Pye transistorised console of the 1970′ Smaller Pye desks were still to be found ATV‘s BIG SOUND REQUIREMENTS…

By David Taylor 2021-04-23 2

1949 to 1967 – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | THE OB SCANNERS PART ONE

PART ONE CONTENTS: The early scanners with valve mixers:1949 – BBC MCR3 and 6 1951 and 1952 – BBC MCR11 and 12 1953 – Pye scanners go InternationalThe Aussies restore their very first scanner1955 – ITV arrives and starts buying scannersThe ’60’s with the first germanium transistorised mixers:1962 to 1967 – BBC MCR19 to 28The…

By David Taylor 2021-04-23 0

1969 to 1972 – DAVID FROST AT LONDON WEEKEND

CONTENTS: A change-round in ITV New studios….new staff? Frost gets a show…every weekend evening London Weekend starts of with a ‘strike’ Busking the first Frost On Sunday onto ‘Air LWT ratings were crashing and so was the company A look at sound coverage on the Frost Shows A ‘Radio Mic’ for Frost Stand mics where…

By David Taylor 2020-12-19 0

1967 – ‘OUR WORLD’ | THE ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE’ O.B. AT ABBEY ROAD WITH THE BEATLES

PART TWO: ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE’ For ‘PART ONE: 1967 – ‘OUR WORLD’ Live TV links ‘THE WORLD’….HOW IT WAS MADE AND PRESENTED’….start HERE. THE IDEA FOR THE BEATLES SEGMENT The decision to make a Beatles recording session part of the ‘Our World’ programme, might have come from either the producer Aubrey Singer or…

By David Taylor 2020-09-03 0

1967 – ‘OUR WORLD’ LIVE TV LINKS ‘THE WORLD’ | HOW IT WAS MADE AND PRESENTED.

PART ONE: MAKING THE ‘OUR WORLD’ PROGRAMME Part One: An in-depth look at how this worldwide live programme was put together, and with lots of video excerpts, will hopefully explain the finished programme.Part Two: How both the recording teams that worked with the Beatles and the television crew that set up in EMI Studio 1…

By David Taylor 2020-09-03 4

1970 – BERNSTEIN’s VERDI REQUIEM – ST.PAUL’S CONCERT | 50 years later – the recovered stereo mix.

PART ONE OF TWO By DAVID TAYLOR CONTENTS: BIG MUSIC IN A BIG ROOM BERNSTEIN LEAVES A POLITICAL PROBLEM BEHIND BERNSTEIN’S ‘INSANE SCHEDULE’ “TALE OF 3 TENORS AND A CONDUCTOR” LWT GOES INTO ‘CO-PRODUCTION’ HUMPHREY BURTON’S MEMORIES MIKING THE ORCHESTRA 50 YEARS LATER…A LOOK AT THE PICTURES and SOUND VIDEO EXCERPT ONE – DIES IRAE…

By David Taylor 2020-08-05 0