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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Hello, new guy here.. about to jump back in to tape! Reply with quote

Hi there, I'm a HUGE fan of 4 track recording, started when I was 14, (30 now, on a tascam portastudio, since then the world of amateur recording has spiraled out of control. I still have the old tascam, its worn out.. the belt is shot and god knows what shape the heads are in.. Which brings me to my next question. Im so excited to get back into this, I found a yamaha mt-44 that needs some work (demagnetizing and such) the guy told me. Is this going to be a good machine to have fun with? he said something about foil tabs that I'd have to make for switching track modes, any idea? Needless to say, I cant wait to tinker and get back to this nonsense. and local dollar stores carry TDK and Maxells.. doesnt get better than that Smile
Look forward to chatting with you all.
Josh
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well ..... there's not so many analog guys here as there could be.
I have a Teac 3340 but I rarely use it anymore.

I don't know about the mt44 though I'll go look one up but I do like tape and there's lots of them on ebay for silly low prices.
If you really get into it you could easily get a reel to reel.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALWAYS wanted a reel to reel, sadly dont know much about them, they are wonderful sounding things though. a little hiss never hurt anyone.

if I knew the first thing of reel to reel recording, I'd snap one up asap..
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well ..... what you learn by using a cassette based machine is gonna apply.
And you'll find that you're gonna have less hiss on a reel to reel than on those cassette machines.
The only thing about reel to reel is the tape is getting expensive.
Welcome to the borad BTW ...... be sure to go to the Listening Room. That's the really active forum here ...... lots of good music and good ears to help get your mixes right.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you.
looking forward to learning alot.
how much do R to R machines run these days?
i do know the media for these is going to be salty.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you're into four-track, but it might be worth considering one of the all-in-one hard drive options. Four years ago I got a Zoom unit, and its ease of operation was astounding. A real bitch to mix on - for that it would be much better to transfer what you recorded to a computer and mix in software - but for recording stuff it was great. It had a bunch of onboard beats that were way more fun to play to than a simple click track.

Under a thousand, too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what zoom unit do you have?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sowders wrote:
ALWAYS wanted a reel to reel, sadly dont know much about them, they are wonderful sounding things though. a little hiss never hurt anyone.

if I knew the first thing of reel to reel recording, I'd snap one up asap..
hey guy i have a tascam MSR16 track with dbx, remote, 5 tapes, takeup reel, and all the rca cables, plus the manual. with rack, eq, reverb, compresor and much more, all for 1200.00. Everything works great, (reason I went digital.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sowders wrote:
what zoom unit do you have?


MRS 802. But I'm thinking of getting a different one.

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