Category: TELEVISION SOUND

1950’s: PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART THREE: THE VALVE STUDIO MIXERS

UPDATED ARTICLE: A NEW HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTO OF A PYE 16-CHANNEL MIXER HAS ALLOWED ME TO EXPLORE MORE DETAILS OF THESE VALVE CONSOLES FROM OVER 60 YEARS AGO. Contents: 1| 1950s: THE PYE VALVE STUDIO MIXERS Typical 1950s Installations 2| 1957-59: A Typical Pye Valve Mixer (Type 2948F) In Detail Film of the GTV9 Pye 16-channel…

By David Taylor 2021-06-14 0

1960’s – PYE BROADCAST AUDIO CONSOLES | PART FOUR: THE INNOVATIVE PYE TRANSISTOR TV STUDIO MIXER

CONTENTS:THE FIRST MODULAR BROADCAST STUDIO MIXER 1| 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 Pyes 2| Pyes for other clients 3| The BBC equip with even bigger desks The biggest UK…

By David Taylor 2021-06-13 0

1969 to 1972 – DAVID FROST AT LONDON WEEKEND

BY DAVID TAYLOR CONTENTS: Video excerpt one: The Savundra interview 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…

By David Taylor 2020-12-19 0

1967 – ‘OUR WORLD’ | PART TWO: ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE’ | THE BBC O.B. AT ABBEY ROAD WITH THE BEATLES

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 the TV director Derek Burrell-Davis but both…

By David Taylor 2020-09-03 Off

1967 – ‘OUR WORLD’ | LIVE TV LINKS ‘THE WORLD’ | PART ONE: HOW IT WAS MADE AND PRESENTED

By David Taylor 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 all together made something…

By David Taylor 2020-09-03 4

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

BY DAVID TAYLOR PART ONE OF TWO (Part Two covers the parallel CBS Records recording done by Bob Auger at The Royal Albert Hall.) CONTENTS: BIG MUSIC IN A BIG ROOM BERNSTEIN LEAVES A POLITICAL PROBLEM BEHIND AN ‘INSANE SCHEDULE’ “TALE OF 3 TENORS AND A CONDUCTOR” LWT GOES INTO ‘CO-PRODUCTION’ HUMPHREY BURTON’S MEMORIES MIKING…

By David Taylor 2020-08-05 2

1969 – I MOVE ON TO LONDON WEEKEND…via THAMES

by DAVID TAYLOR In 1968 Independent Television had received it’s first shake-up, when licenses were all up for renewal and although Anglia retained its licence, the separate weekend contracts for the North and the Midlands became full seven day ones and the North was split into two regions.London continued as two separate week and weekend…

By David Taylor 2020-06-11 0