1984 I made the move into television working at Channel Seven. I
was initially hired as audio director of Beyond 2000 but I performed
the normal audio jobs at the station such as news etc. I later became
audio director of the live variety show Late Night with Jono
and Dano which was an Australian clone of the David Letterman
show with a live audience, live band and guest performances.
I was also the Audio Director of the popular international "infotainment" programme Beyond 2000 that was broadcast in the US as Beyond Tomorrow
A year later Beyond International decided to establish Beyond
Facilities at Artarmon in Sydney and I designed and built the
audio studios. For the next four years I mixed all Beyond International
Group's Productions. We pioneered the use of Betacam cameras for
magazine/infotainment programs and using Betacam audio instead of
the traditional Nagras which were now only used for stereo atmosphere
tracks.. It was all tracklayed on 2 x Otari eight track recorders
with T/C sync and then layed onto a Otari 24 track where it was
mixed in six track format (Dialogue - Music - Effects) back onto
6 tracks of the 24 track.. DBX Noise reduction was used throughout.
The 6 track format eased the creation of M&E tracks for overseas
revoicing. It was then mixed down to stereo to an MCI 1" Video
layback machine with Dolby A Noise reduction.