Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
al mcguire

400 analog audio recorders

Recommended Posts

A friend of mine runs MBT, a broadcast technology museum. It derives a lot of its income by renting equipment to filmmakers doing period pieces.

 

First time I walked into the physical museum, I looked around and said "this is my whole career in one building". Including an early 1960s radio room.

 

This guy's 400 analog recorders is the other half of the equation: in there are all the studio recorders I've had to fix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An Editall block with a single edge razor blade was the best way to edit 1/4". I've still got my blocks from Gotham Recording in NYC back in the early 60's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazing, Eric.

 

We burned through Editall blocks about once every 6 to 9 months per studio. The 45 degree angle would get so wide from repeated use that it wasn't precise any more... and the center would be scratched up from all the times we made longer-than-normal crossfades. The old-but-still-usable ones went into the dubbing or prep room, primarily for splicing leader on tapes.

 

We also figured a box of 100 blades every couple of weeks per studio.

 

( FWIW, my place was known for our editing. And we were doing ads, which have a lot of edits. )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I found the scissors quite creepy!

 

Attached a pic of my EMI block that I bought in the 60's when my nickname was CHAS

 

It has seen many hundred of editing hours!

 

mike

EMI block.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...