Technology That Changed Recording History

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thanks @IanRobertM very interesting - also found some episodes of american epic which they refer to - very good

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It is worth looking up Bing Crosby influence and interest in the tape machine. Bing is reported as being the driver for Mullins to bring back one of only two extant tape machines from Germany. Bing then had arguments about live vs taped recordings with his broadcast contract and decided to invest in the startup company of Ampex and pretty much cornered the market in licensing the use of these new tape machines with all the other artists and radio stations that wanted to move away from live broadcasting.

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Main difference between Bing Crosby and Walt Disney
Bing Sings but Walt Disney. :wink:

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Goan yersel’ son. :joy: :joy: :scotland:

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We are in Corfu. There is a lone Scotsman, even older than me. I always try to have a chat with him each day……but he has a broad Glaswegian accent, i sort of get the gist of what he is saying. He seems to be having a good time, bless him.

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Yes. Les Paul was also important, as well as Bing Crosby, in the development of tape generally and multi track recording.

Quote - In 1949, Crosby gave Paul one of the first Ampex Model 200A reel-to-reel recorders. Paul invented sound on sound recording using this machine by placing an additional playback head, located before the conventional erase/record/playback heads.

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