Meeting Topic: Technology and Process of Making Vinyl Records in Taiwan of 1970s
Moderator Name: Chwei-Ching Yeh
Speaker Name: Chwei-Ching Yeh
Other business or activities at the meeting:
-Mr.Yeh Chwei-Ching , the founder of the Platinum Studio is invited as the speaker by Taiwan Music Institute for the "Shi Hsu Special Exhibition Series in Remembrance of His 100th Birthday " . Shi Hsu has set up record companies since 1950s. As a music composer, he is also a pioneer in the recording industry of Taiwan.
-The opportunity Mr. Yeh devote himself to vinyl records is because he was born in record pressing plant ; besides, he was major in electrical engineering and interested in audio.
-Around year 1975, Mr. Yeh met a Japanese acoustic engineer and recommended him to join Audio Engineering Society(AES)- the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. By reading AES monthly reports he learnt about the latest Neumann VMS70 cutting lathe can greatly improve the quality of the sound and bought the complete equipment for vinyl records optimization.
-This speech is to introduce the recording technology of Platinum Studio in the early years and understand the production process of the records, including :
1)The manufacturing environment and evolution process of the vinyl record industry
2)Technical analysis and practical operation of vinyl mastering on cutting lathe
3)Electroplating technology and practice of vinyl record stampers
4)The effect of recording quality on the cutted vinyl master
5)The rapid evolution of Taiwan's recording technology in 1980s
6)Comparison of the manufacturing, sound quality and preservation between vinyl records and CDs.
-With all seats occupied more than 130 audience participated in the speech , in which Taiwanese senior music producer? famous recording engineer?college professors and musician are presented to pay tribute to Mr. Yeh.
Meeting Location: Taiwan Music Institute, Taipei City, Taiwan
Written By: Hsiao-Yu Hsu