Fonds PR2252 - Beta Sound Recorders fonds

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Beta Sound Recorders fonds

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    • 1973-1993 (Creation)

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    199 audio reels

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    Located in downtown Edmonton, Sundown Recorders opened its recording facility in 1965. It was the first 24 track studio in Western Canada. In 1987, the studio leased by Canadian Media Arts Development Corporation, which operated the recording studio under the name Beta Sound Recorders.

    Performers and producers from North America regularly use the recording facility. Beta Sound Recorders has provided services for performers such as Walter "Shakey" Horton, Trooper, Colin James, Jann Arden, Long John Baldry, and Cindy Church. Producers have included Jim Gaines, Jack Richardson, Duke Robillard, Rick Fenton and Miles Wilkinson.

    Beta Sound Recorders is no longer in business.

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    The fonds consists of 97 multitrack and 102 safety master audio tapes featuring local Edmonton and Alberta musicians, and locally produced soundtracks and commercials dating from 1973 to 1993.

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    In 1995, Gary Koliger of Beta Sound Recorders donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        For more information on production studios in Edmonton, please see the Studio Post fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from: Beta Sound Recorders, (Sept. 18, 2007).

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        Includes accession PR1995.0186.

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