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Do you own a tape deck?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Davedog, May 23, 2007.

  1. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Any size shape or number of tracks.

    Do you use it at all?

    If so, what is it its function in your studio and why?

    If no tape machine, do you use digital emulation of any sort to achieve that analog compression?
  2. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Halifax, NS Canada
    I almost bought a tascam MSR-24 tape machine for $1500 cdn. Big regret. :(
  3. zemlin

    zemlin Distinguished Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    just a consumer-grade cassette deck - I use it for playback when transferring cassette to digital.
  4. David French

    David French Distinguished Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Same here.
  5. Eriksmusicproduction

    Eriksmusicproduction Active Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    I've got an old teac a-7300 thats quite underrated imo. Same chassis that ampex branded the atr-700.

    I use it to run the odd track/submix through and also converted the built-in mic preamps to be able to run 4 direct outs. Great sounding clean preamps and when driven hard the xformers distort wonderfully.
  6. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Well the Studer 24-track from my old public commerical studio is long gone, but I still have my Tascam 22-2 that was my 4-track cassette mix down deck back in the day. Not even close to what the Studer was, but it gets used from time to time when I want or need the sound of tape. For special or highly valued client mixes, I will often patch it in for final mixing in addition to a digital mix so that they and I have another choice.

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