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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Who still uses their deck? Reply with quote

Just thought I'd post a new message to the forum...

seriously, who's still using their tape machines....?

I'll admit I have 2 Fostex G-16's with the synch hardware to use them together.... and it's been... oh shit, 9 - 10 months since I turned one of them on...

got tape, so can't use that as an excuse

SOMEBODY say somewthing to motivate me to embark on a tape project! Rolling Eyes Confused Sad :arrow: ... crap!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just checked... they still power up!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still like tracking drums to tape. It's a bit more work, but the benefits are worth it IMHO.

If I had 16 tracks of 15ips 1" analog available I'd probably track everything to tape, and transfer to DAW for mixing. Think of the hiss as complimentary dither.

My 3340 is still kickin' just fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found at two 24 track reel-to-reel devices today in a storage room. They've been out of commission for at least five years, if not longer. I think I found my freshman project...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My ATR-60 1" is always ready to go if I'm doing anything "serious", otherwise I use my Fostex "D" series h/disk.

Just wish I could be more motivated Sad .

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ausrock wrote:
My ATR-60 1" is always ready to go if I'm doing anything "serious", otherwise I use my Fostex "D" series h/disk.

Just wish I could be more motivated Sad .

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You bastard....you had to rub it in didn't ya?

I miss my ATR60. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently put 1600 bucks into my TASCAM MS16, getting the heads relapped, fresh calibration and getting a few intermittent channels fixed up and now it's running like a brand new deck! Smile

I've been writing a couple of new songs and look forward to getting these new projects underway.

Cheers! Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's $1600 CDN it is close to the same in $AU..........I only paid $1200 for my ATR, 11 tapes (incl 2 MRL) and 2 Otari 5050 1/4" decks, admittedly 1 is just a parts machine............I could, if the $ were available, buy another ATR with a lot of tape, etc., for a bit over $1000 from a mate...........so far he hasn't been in too much of a hurry to sell it so maybe one of these days Laughing .

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't used either of my tape machines for a few years now..

Anybody want 'em?

TASCAM MSR16S 1/2" 16 track with remote
(2 of the tracks had a slight crackle when I stopped using it)

TASCAM TSR8 1/2" 8 track with remote
(works fine as far as I remember)

Located in southern Connecticut, pick up only.

FREE...

If you give me 250 dollars when you pick up the two machines, I'll throw in a TASCAM M-1600 24x8 console with meterbridge..

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can hold onto them until next August, I'll pick them up when I'm in Andover for Jamfest. Smile

Cheers! Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ausrock wrote:
If that's $1600 CDN it is close to the same in $AU..........I only paid $1200 for my ATR, 11 tapes (incl 2 MRL) and 2 Otari 5050 1/4" decks, admittedly 1 is just a parts machine............I could, if the $ were available, buy another ATR with a lot of tape, etc., for a bit over $1000 from a mate...........so far he hasn't been in too much of a hurry to sell it so maybe one of these days Laughing .

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I thought about the cost of repair and though I probably could have scored another deck for similar or less coin, I would also be running the risk of having to put funds into those new found bargains as machines that sell that cheaply, generally but not always, do require work to get them into proper shape anyway so I opted to deal with the devil I knew rather then the one I didn't.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take the 8 track if available (I also PM'd you... but I not real good at checking to see if I have messages...) My son lives in Boston and he's agreed to drive your way if it's available!

and I'll have him ship it to me. I have some 1/2" 8 track tapes from years back which I'd like to have (well some of it... I think a fair amount of it were partial sessions) It was done on a Tascam, but i don't remember the model. It should still work (I think... assuming the tapes still good)

Let me know.

Have son, will travel!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ghost of FM wrote:
If you can hold onto them until next August, I'll pick them up when I'm in Andover for Jamfest. Smile

Cheers! Smile


That's a definite maybe..

I'm guessing that you'd only have an interest in the 16 track and not the console.. (seeing how your current pair of M-300 series ar much better consoles IMO Cool ).

It looks like I'm gonna have to drag that M-1600 down to the music store and do a trade in with it to get any kind of payback on the $900 I spent to get it.

Smile


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stainless wrote:
I'll take the 8 track if available (I also PM'd you... but I not real good at checking to see if I have messages...) My son lives in Boston and he's agreed to drive your way if it's available!

and I'll have him ship it to me. I have some 1/2" 8 track tapes from years back which I'd like to have (well some of it... I think a fair amount of it were partial sessions) It was done on a Tascam, but i don't remember the model. It should still work (I think... assuming the tapes still good)

Let me know.

Have son, will travel!


OK, I guess this one will be yours..

I pm'ed you.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strryder wrote:
The Ghost of FM wrote:
If you can hold onto them until next August, I'll pick them up when I'm in Andover for Jamfest. Smile

Cheers! Smile


That's a definite maybe..

I'm guessing that you'd only have an interest in the 16 track and not the console.. (seeing how your current pair of M-300 series ar much better consoles IMO Cool ).

It looks like I'm gonna have to drag that M-1600 down to the music store and do a trade in with it to get any kind of payback on the $900 I spent to get it.

Smile

Well, I don't have an immediate need for the 1600 but I might be interested for the price you mentioned? I've never seen that board in person and it might come in handy to use as a mixer for my TASCAM 38?

I'd have to check it out a bit and also see if there's gonna be enough room in the car keeping in mind that the trip to Jamfest requires a decent load of camping gear and personal effects...I've got a Chevy Lumina only...mid sized sedan. I should have room for the MSR-16 as that's not too bulky.

Can we leave that open for a while?

Or if you can get more at the shop, please feel free as its your stuff. Cool

Cheers! Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stainless, has the machine reached you yet?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son shipped it last Tuesday (it was too heavy for his wife to cart to the UPS place). I need to get a tracking # from him, but I'd guess it'll be here Monday or Tuesday

My thanks again, and here's hoping UPS doesn't destroy it.

I'll contact you when it arrives!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still using mine! Smile

TASCAM 246 portastudio, TASCAM TSR-8, and a highly modified TASCAM 22-2 half-track for mastering. Also have a Sony SL-HF350 Super Beta Hi-Fi for mastering if you want to count that.

My studio is centered around the TSR-8 with tons of MIDI gear in sync. I use no digital recording at all for serious projects except the last stage... direct to CD from the master tape.

Iíve got Pro Tools to screw around with and for my kids to have fun with, and Iím checking out Ubuntu Studio as a potential to augment my analog stuff, but tape is king in my studio. Everything else is secondary.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a 3340 that still works after 40 years. I'm mainly using it to play old tapes I made years ago and burn them to CD.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I had 16 tracks of 15ips 1" analog available I'd probably track everything to tape, and transfer to DAW for mixing. Think of the hiss as complimentary dither.

My 3340 is still kickin' just fine.








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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow... old post...

I am now tapeless...the UAD emulators are very beleivable...and digital is just plain and simply more efficient

I've even long since abandoned an analog mixer

.....<sigh> I know...blasphemer, outcast... unclean!!!!....


but it's true... aside from listening told tapes... tape really doesn't offer that much anymore

i recently donated my entire vinyl collection to public radio

my CD "collection" is limited to reference CD's

when the network goes down... we play acoustic!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to check it out a bit and also see if there's gonna be enough room in the car keeping in mind that the trip to Jamfest requires a decent load of camping gear and personal effects...I've got a Chevy Lumina only...mid sized sedan. I should have room for the MSR






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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still run drums bass and guitars through my MX80 after I have fixed everything in Pro Tools right before mixing. Long live Ampex 456!
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