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Subject: 2. Re: What is the best mic cable for nature recordings
From: "Lou Judson" inaudio
Date: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:53 am ((PDT))
Thanks... Guess it's a case of agreeing to disagree, depending on the
facility. But again for a moment here I thought you meant "British"
when you said "domestic" but good that UK home stereos are the same

Pardon the diversion, thanks for the information.
Lou Judson =95 Intuitive Audio =95 415-883-2689

On Sep 27, 2007, at 1:37 AM, Philip Tyler wrote:

> I joined the BBC some 34 years ago and up to that time I had only come
> across 'domestic' audio equipment and like many thought red =3D right.
> I was quite suprised to see that the stereo PPMs used in the BBC had
> red=3Dleft and green=3Dright, while the MS meter was white=3Dmono and
> yellow=3Ddifference.
> It is still the same today with the domestic audio equipment still
> red=3Dright, while at work its the other way around can get confusing at=

> times.
> Phil
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: John Lundsten <>
> To: 
> Sent: Wednesday, 26 September, 2007 6:20:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: What is the best mic cable for
> nature recordings
> I've not come across any AES or other official standard but I recall
> in the
> mid 1960's using a made up word to remember this stuff.
> Red, Upper, Left, Yellow
> the upper was vis a vis stereo on a 2 chan, 2 track 1/4" recorder BTW
> Yellow was at that time the most common colour for Left (or a single
> mono
> i/o) on Equipment of Japanese origin. Of course this changed a few
> years
> later and now (but not 100% consistently) seems to be Yellow for
> composite
> Video, Red for right & white for left. This is as viewed from the UK
> when it had significant consumer & pro electronics industries. It
> didn't
> seem surprising a few  years later to see the Swiss made Stereo Nagra
> use
> the port/starboard codes too.
> John Lundsten
> From: "Lou Judson" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 4:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: What is the best mic cable for
> nature
> recordings
> This is interesting - all my 45 year career I have been taught and
> adhered to the practice of red is right, and no matter what the colors,
> the lighter one is left and the darker (or redder) right: gray/white.
> black/red. etc. The only time I ever see red as left is with Nagras and
> the Shure stereo mic splitter.

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