Category Archives: Magnecord

Magnecord Tape Machines of the Early 1960s

There is a lot of Magnecord material on PS dot com…  I didn’t plan it, it just kinda happened.  Which is the story of my life in general.  For better and for worse.  I was at the flea mkt a … Continue reading

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Magnecord-Specified Album Circa 1955

If you’ve been following this website for some time, you’ll know that I’ve written a lot about the Magnecord Company and its products, especially the iconic PT6 (of which I own, and still use, two restored examples).  On PS dot … Continue reading

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Audio Ephemera Alert

From the Boyers family archive: a charming mid-50’s 8-sided Christmas Card celebrating the holiday season and the ‘Magnecord Gang.’  The identities of many of these folks are lost to time; if you recognize anyone, drop us a line and let … Continue reading

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I have an upcoming session with an artist who wants to keep the album all live, very raw.  I am expecting it will be a fun session.  The material has a classic RnB/blues vibe, so I am considering running some … Continue reading

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Magnecord Tape Machines used for early stereo experimentation

Above: an unpublished photo from the collection of David Hall, courtesy T. Fine. T. Fine: “Bert Whyte was an early Magnecorder dealer located on Long Island NY. He was also an early enthusiast for making 2-channel staggered-head binaural recordings. Whyte … Continue reading

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UPDATED: The Very Early Magnecord SD-1 Wire Recorder

Courtesy of PS dot com reader H. Layer come these images of his Magnecord SD-1 wire recorder.  Magnecord ran a respectable second to Ampex in the development and proliferation of professional audio-tape recorders in the Unites States in the 1940s … Continue reading

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Magnecord PT6 c.1950 used in contemporary music production

It never ceases to amaze me how many people navigate to this website as a result of searching for Magnecord tape-machine information.  Until I bought a pair of PT6 machines last year, I had no awareness of them; since then, … Continue reading

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Magnecord Tape Machine from Film Sound Studio circa 1955

Trolling eBay today in the wake of ‘tropical storm’ irene…   came across this very serious-looking gentleman at-work with a pretty serious film-sound (dubbing? editing) setup crica 1955.  Most of the equipment in this picture is on sale right now on … Continue reading

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Magnecord Historical Archive Material Part VI

Today we’ll wrap up our series of original-source documents pertaining to Magnecord corporation, one of the pioneers of high-fidelity recording. Click each link below to download the corresponding issue of ‘Magnecord INC,’ the company’s in-house publication. Magnecord_INC_jan1953 Magnecord_INC_Nov1953 Magnecord_INC_Sept1953 Magnecord_INC_July1954 … Continue reading

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Magnecord Historical Archive Material: Part V

Continuing the thread from yesterday’s post: here are the 1952 issues of Magnecord, INC.  Click on the link to download each issue. Magnecord_INC_Jan1952 Magnecord_INC_Mar1952 Magnecord_INC_May1952 Magnecord_Inc_Nov1952 Magnecord_INC_sept1952

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