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Post by Sam » Tue Aug 20, 2002 6:05 pm

Hi! <BR>What is the use of a tape machine if you have a computer to record in? <BR>I planning to by a Fostex G24 s 24-channel tape machine, couse almost every one that makes dub is using one. <BR> <BR>This is the one I am planing to by for 230 euro <BR><A HREF="http://www.sonicastudios.com/english/what/gallery.html" TARGET="_top">http://www.sonicastudios.com/english/wh ... ry.html</A> <BR> <BR>/Sam

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Post by Mike Zee » Tue Aug 20, 2002 11:49 pm

wow, Sam, this machine looks ... hmmmmmmmmmm, how shall I say this??? <BR>it looks REAL! heh heh heh. <BR>for for 230 euro? Well, try to make sure that it actually works, if you have a chance. <BR> <BR>Now, what is it good for?? he heh.... <BR>Again, this is like the same old conversation about which way to go in production process. We did blah blah about it so much already I think. <BR> <BR>From point of vew of Simply-Recording - it does nothing much of a good if you compare with digital recording with all the dediting features and more. <BR>Also will depend on what you record and how and the whole rest of the process. Analog tape recording has its own specific "taste", generally speaking it's like heavy-dity work, while digital recording is mor 'sensitive' and 'gentle'... well I maybe don't make sense saying this.... <BR> <BR>Tape has speed, you know - it's never perfectly the same, it is not always perfectly records/plays back, you can run it faster, slower, rewind, cut'n'splice, stop the tape with your hand, make a loop, add heads - make strange stuff etc.... all this make it a sort of unique when thinking about creativity in dub. You can't do this in digital world, while digital world gives you the whole new world of creativity. <BR>Gotta combine it nowdays, anless you are trying to work in some specific pure old-style way... <BR> <BR>You may find some good advice regarding to old-way of dub-production from: <A HREF="http://www.mindspring.com/~peytonritter/jabby/" TARGET="_blank">Solomon Jabby</A>, <BR>if you have some specific question, you may try to contact him, or post on his b-board/discussion. <BR> <BR>well, good luck <BR> <BR>drop a note here, if you actually going to get the machine, how it is etc... <BR> <BR>respects, <BR>/Mike Zee

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Post by Sam » Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:19 pm

The guy that where selling the tape machine wrote wrong, he was selling it for 2300 euro but I got another offer for 350 euro... a 8 track tape machine, a Fostex R8 what do you think about that? <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.khwezi.org.za/audio_products ... tex_r8.htm" TARGET="_top">http://www.khwezi.org.za/audio_products ... _r8.htm</A> <BR> <BR>/Sam

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Post by Mike Zee » Thu Aug 22, 2002 11:52 pm

Sam, i can't get anywhere with the link you've posted, it maybe tempor.server out or wrong link???? <BR>But I think I know the machine you are talking about, I don't mean I had it or ever worked with, just from other people experience and reviews. The machine is ok &#40;I mean was <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;">&#41;. <BR>When shoppin' for reel2reel tape muti-track you can generally think this way - from bottom to top: <BR>fostex > tascam > otari > studer. <BR>at least half-inch &#40;1/2"&#41; tape... it's like wider tape-better. <BR>I think the most popular and most relyable machine and not crazy expansive for home-studio is Tascam-TSR-8 &#40;it's 8 track&#41; - a nice machine. <BR>Those dish-washer size studio-recorders are great sure, but man, they are no cheap, plus you may have to do work to keep it running, you even may end-up fixing things and ordering expansive parts in addition to regular maintains &#40;which isn't that easy by your-self, or if you do it in pro-shop it'll cost you again - <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... rt/sad.gif" ALT=":&#40;"> &#41;, and tape isn't cheap.... really allots of things to think twice here. <BR>In my mind if you are planing to do your own dubs - get yourself either digital multi-track stand-alone type of machine or put together computer-based multy-track recording &#40;you bassically need a large hard-drive, fair amount of RAM &#40;even 32MB of ram will do , if just for recording/playback without real time dsp effects, for example I can record and play back with no problem on my old old old computer, with W95, CakwalkProAudio-Version6.0 &#40;old&#41;, 120-pentium-processor &#40;heh heh heh - laughable for nowdays&#41; and guuess what? - only 16MB of RAM!!!! - record and playback 8-tracks - no problem, I think I can do even more tracks if I needed, I just happend to get myself two AKAI-DR4s digital recorders for multitrack recordings, even before I've got computer for music-production&#41; <BR>And you need to get yourself a multy analog in/out sound-card with in/out box .. they are not expansive nowdays, allots to choose from. <BR>And then later if you really wish to spend more money and get some vintage recorders - then go for it, and add it to your studio. <BR>Well, this is just my thoughts, <BR> <BR>keep posting, how is going, <BR> <BR>later, <BR>respects, <BR>/Mike Zee

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Post by David Prophet » Tue Dec 03, 2002 11:19 pm

Hi! <BR>Does anyone know anything about this tape machine "SONY STEREO TAPECORDER TC-630D"? Is it good for dub purpose? I am thinking about to using it as an tapedecho, does it work? <BR> <BR>I can by it for 50 euros. <BR> <BR> <BR>link: <A HREF="http://www.dantiques.com/tapedecks/24391.htm" TARGET="_top">http://www.dantiques.com/tapedecks/24391.htm</A> <BR> <BR>link: <A HREF="http://hem.passagen.se/heriks/Sony/Sony2.html" TARGET="_top">http://hem.passagen.se/heriks/Sony/Sony2.html</A> <BR> <BR>bless <BR>/David Prophet

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Post by interruptor » Wed Dec 04, 2002 12:07 am

"Sound-On-Sound och bandeko &auml;r oumb&auml;rligt" <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /crazy.gif"> <BR>i don't even know what language this is but it seems to mean it's suitable for tape-echoes.. if the unit is working 50 euros is not too much.

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Post by Despiracy » Wed Apr 16, 2003 10:19 pm

Hehe, swedish can be pretty hard to understand. <BR> <BR>lemme help you: <BR> <BR>"Vertical tape recorder, 1/4" tape, 4 channel stereo &#40;the tape can be recorded on both sides&#41;. <BR>Three tape speeds, 1 7/8", 3 3/4" and 7 1/2" per second. Built in amplifier. <BR> <BR>Works fine. The lid to the speakers is missing though. <BR>Some knobs are missing. <BR>A knob &#40;don't know which one he means...&#41; is replaced with a non-original knob. <BR>Sound-On-Sound and tape delay is the bomb &#40;something like that&#41;" <BR> <BR>anyway, seems like the machine has built in tape delay, which is of course very cool. <BR> <BR>ps. how do i register a username and password for the forum? ds. <BR> <BR>One Love, <BR>Despiracy

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Post by interruptor » Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:24 pm

nobody has a username here.. just fill-in your name in the user name field and no password. that's it! :-&#41;

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Post by David Prophet » Thu Apr 17, 2003 7:51 pm

Despiracy, are u from sweden? <BR> <BR>/David Prophet

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Post by Despiracy » Sat Apr 19, 2003 1:48 pm

Sure thing David. <BR>Stockholm, Sweden to be more exact. <BR> <BR>One Love, <BR>Despiracy

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Post by David Prophet » Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:50 pm

&Auml;r ocks&aring; fr&aring;n sverige, men fr&aring;n Uppsala. <BR>Kul med andra som &auml;r fr&aring;n sverige p&aring; den h&auml;r sidan. <BR> <BR>/David Prophet

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