Author: David Taylor

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

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 2

1970 – BERNSTEIN’s VERDI REQUIEM | BOB AUGER’S CBS RECORDING AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

PART TWO OF TWO:(Do start with my previous post, about the St.Paul’s concert: HERE) By DAVID TAYLOR Leonard Bernstein certainly packed in as much as he could when he went ‘abroad’. Arriving in London on the 18th February, he scheduled the rehearsals and then on the 22nd did the public Albert Hall concert for the…

By David Taylor 2020-08-21 4

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

PART ONE OF TWO By DAVID TAYLOR In February 1970 I’d only been with London Weekend TV for a few months when we broadcast a classical concert that affected me more than any other I had then experienced. This was Leonard Bernstein conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in the Verdi Requiem in St.Paul’s Cathedral. As…

By David Taylor 2020-08-05 0