Category: RECORDING SESSIONS

Early RUPERT NEVE consoles and their stories | PART ONE: 1959-1962 | The valve mixers

Researched and written by DAVID TAYLOR With information and photographs by JOHN TURNER Much of the information available on the internet concerning Rupert Neve and his mixing consoles isn’t wholly accurate, so with the help of John Turner, the longest serving employee of ‘Neve’ – in its various guises, we will try in this series…

By David Taylor 2022-01-04 0

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

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 – ‘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

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 CONTENTS: CBS DO A ‘CLASSICAL QUADRAPHONIC’ RECORDING BOB AUGER – THE UK’s MOST EXPERIENCED ‘FREELANCE’ CLASSICAL ENGINEER THE CBS PRODUCTION TEAM THE CONTROL ROOM SET-UP THE ORCHESTRA AND MIC LAYOUT BOB AUGER’S NEVE CONSOLES THE ORCHESTRA, CHOIR and…

By David Taylor 2020-08-21 4