Category: LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Early RUPERT NEVE consoles and their stories | PART TWO: 1962 – 1968 ‘A REVOLUTION HAS OCCURRED’ | Transistors make the ‘modern mixing console’ possible

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLORWith information and photographs by JOHN TURNER Typical of the early Neve’s finished in the ‘shiny black’ that Rupert used at that time. This 1967 mixer was seen again by Rupert on a visit to Singapore in 2003. Amazingly it was last recorded, still in use 45 years later in…

By David Taylor 2022-01-04 0

1970 – THE CHANGING FACE OF MUSIC AT London Weekend TV | A look at ‘THE WORLD OF MAYNARD FERGUSON’.

Contents: Making the music on TV sound better And making the ‘Light Entertainment’ shows better What to do about ‘a house band’? ‘The World Of Maynard Ferguson’ TV Special Video excerpt one – the opening and first band number: Video excerpt two – keep the singers moving: The others in the show The sound rig…

By David Taylor 2021-10-27 0

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 The modular ‘cassettes’ Enough ‘Drama’ for the Gram Op ‘The Plane Makers’ being recorded in September 1963 Video excerpt one: The last of the Elstree Pye’s Pye’s for other clients The BBC equip with even bigger desks The biggest UK broadcast desk The…

By David Taylor 2021-06-13 0

1967 – ANGLIA TELEVISION | ‘GLAMOUR ’67’ OUTSIDE BROADCAST

POST No. 4 by DAVID TAYLOR First posted in March 2020 For the first in this series of posts on my years at Anglia Television look HERE In the summer of 1967, Anglia took the OB Unit around East Anglia’s seaside towns and as the Anglia region was reaching well into Lincolnshire, we sometimes headed…

By David Taylor 2020-06-05 3