Category: ITV

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