Oral history of recorded sound

Townsend, Kenneth, general manager of Abbey Road Studios. (1 of 2). Oral History of Recorded Sound

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    0:26:00

  • Shelf mark

    C90/13/01

  • Subjects

    Townsend, Kenneth, 1933-, Sound recording - History, Recording industry

  • Recording date

    1983-11-07

  • Recording locations

    Abbey Road Studios, London, UK

  • Interviewees

    Townsend, Kenneth, 1933- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Stapley, Laurence (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Early days with EMI. Moving from technical work into research and back again. Equipment used at the studios, computerised desks. Technical requirements for recording both pop and classics. Disc mastering, digital recordings, analogue recording, distortion and balancing. Producer/balance engineer team. The effect of The Beatles, pop turnover. Open-ended recording sessions. Economics of recording. Live recordings, CDs, studio time.

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Townsend, Kenneth, general manager of Abbey Road Studios. (1 of 2). Oral History of Recorded Sound

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