Recording and production facilities

Situated at 38 Hertford Street, in the same building as the Company’s London offices, are two well-equipped studios, available for the recording of all types of radio shows, other than large orchestras or programmes requiring audience participation. Orchestras of up to sixteen pieces can easily be catered for and both studios are ideal for the recording of any musical combination from a trio up to a full size dance orchestra. Expertly trained balance engineers and gram operators are available and we claim that these highly experienced personnel can provide a service second to none. Present-day recording techniques are employed, using the latest equipment manufactured by E.M.I., Philips, S.T.C. and Neumann. A modern reverberation plate has been installed, enabling any type of acoustic to be reproduced. In all there are five fully trained recording engineers on the permanent staff of Radio Luxembourg, under the capable direction of chief engineer Richard Millard. The studios are bookable seven days a week and, if necessary, twenty-four hours a day.

OUTSIDE BROADCASTS

A special O.B. mobile unit, equipped with a ten channel mixer, is available which can easily transport recording equipment to any part of the British Isles, and on many occasions big variety type shows have been produced in major theatres and halls all over the country. This O.B. unit is completely mobile and can be made available at a few hours’ notice.

RECORDING OTHER THAN FOR RADIO LUXEMBOURG

The studios and staff are available for all types of recording and on many occasions the studios have been used by companies completely unconnected with Radio Luxembourg. At all times our chief engineer is happy to give advice on a wide field of recording matters.

STUDIO CHARGES

Speech only:Studio B£800per hour
 Studio A£1000per hour

When recording is not for use on Radio Luxembourg, an additional £2 per hour is added to the studio charges to cover the cost of tape which then becomes the property of the hirer of the studio.

PRODUCTION AND RECORDING CHARGES FOR RADIO LUXEMBOURG PRODUCTIONS

Recording:Per ¼-hour programme£12100
 Per ½-hour programme£2500
Production:Per ¼-hour programme£12100
 Per ½-hour programme£2500

The production charges quoted above include such items as scripting, typing of scripts, booking of musicians, use of services of producer, editing and checking of programme, etc. It must be remembered that when Radio Luxembourg undertake a production on behalf of a client, the only thing the client has to worry about is to actually supply the copy for the commercial. When a 15- or 30-minute programme is sold to a client and it is a Radio Luxembourg production, an all-in charge is always quoted.

COPIES OF PROGRAMMES REQUIRED BY AGENCIES AND CLIENTS

When a copy of a particular programme is required by a client or agency, charges are as follows:

15-minute programme£4100
30-minute programme£700

These charges include the cost of dubbing and studio time as well as cost of tape.

DUBBING AND EDITING CHARGES

Should anyone wish to use the studio for the purpose of dubbing or editing, the charge is £4 per hour.

PRODUCTION FACILITIES

The production division under Mr Bob Brown consists of a permanent staff of producers and the necessary production secretaries. All are highly experienced in the production of commercial radio programmes, and agencies and clients may call upon their services and advice at any time.

TEST PROGRAMMES

We are at all times happy to produce test programmes for clients and agencies, and when such programmes are recorded in our London studios, no charge is made for the recording or production services. Charges, however, must of course be passed on when artists, musicians and script writers have to be paid. It is highly desirable at all times to consider several different ideas before making a final choice of any one particular programme. Our programme division is at all times happy to put up programme suggestions.

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