Taking the NDO on tour and making recordings with portable gear was always going to be difficult.
The OBA 9’s with passive mixers could be exciting, since adjusting a rotary fader in a block of 4 would affect the sound levels from the other 3 !
In addition, the number of channels needed for the Band ensured that a room full of rotary faders and glowing valves was the norm.
Note the grey LS3/1 O/B speaker for monitoring, and Goodmans Maxim for talkback or prefade.? (Blackpool Outside Broadcast)
Engineering - Harold Eckersley,
Senior Audio Supervisor -
David Fleming - Williams
Black and white pictures taken at a Blackpool NDO Outside broadcast.
In 1972 David mixed the only LP that the NDO made, at Strawberry Studios, Stockport.