Category: THE B.B.C.

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” – 1963 to 1965 Memories of Elstree’s Pye’ Some Pye’s for other clients The BBC equip with even bigger desks The BBC Pye Operations Manual Tweaking the…

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 1950’s – THE VALVE STUDIO MIXERS As we have seen in Parts One and Two, the earliest Pye Television equipment went into Outside Broadcast scanners, starting with the MCR’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 ’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 The world still wants…

By David Taylor 2021-04-23 2

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 2