Tuesday, September 18, 2012

We're Back!!!!!!!

Fall is Here!. Hope you had a great summer. I suppose the highlight of my summer was acquiring a 1948 vintage RCA 70d broadcast turntable that was working and just needed a little TLC is getting going with a new cartridge and wiring. I only wish the tonearm was of that vintage, it's more likely from the late 60s, early 70s. Still a nice antique to obtain and with a 16 inch platter to play transcriptions. Here's a pic with new felt:
I actually had to buy machine oil and 50 weight motor oil to get it all lubricated. complete with 2 and 1/2 ft high wooden cabinet covered in metal, This beast was built to last with a solid shaft and true meaning of "direct drive" for turntables. It's a shame a lot of these got tossed into dumpsters in the early 70s (according to one blog). I'm just glad to add it to my arsenal to transfer audio. It also came with a small amount of transciption discs, including some national commericals, so look for a few here in a future post. I might add that this month's exhibits were transferred on this turntable. We're posting this month with a album I got back in maine a couple years ago. It's a demo album of award winning commericals from 1967. No doubt hard to find, you'll here some jingles in with the regular spoken word spots, including a Petula Clark coke ad on Side 1.
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This time for commerical production music we look at the series "The Director" which is another series I have and I did use professionally in the 80s when I was doing radio production. It usually consisted of cueing up the music track on the turntable, announcer in the booth, rolling a reel tape, and starting the turntable, when the music starts, so does the announcer, and eventually would be dubbed to broadcast cart for airing. This LPs often were used and abused on a daily basis, and held up well, until they were ditched for CDs. I don't think a lot of these libraries were ever reissued on CD because they were dated as hell, and production libraries were always coming out with new stuff, and often didn't look back. In any event, here's disc 2 of "The Director"
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