I can't remember where the link is, or the name of the piece of equipment but: To make you better understand my question, let me first say this: For those who were lucky enough to be able to afford a 2' tape - Reel to Reel running at 30IPS, you obviously have the advantage of recording something analog and dumping those tracks into your system (with good AD converters) to achieve the classic sound of analog tape saturation and dynamic range. My question is: A few years ago I seen a unit you could buy for a few hundred bucks: It had a single loading arm spindle that let you load a reel of (2') tape with a diameter the size of a spool of toilet paper. All it did was cycle the reel in a loop - erasing it during each pass. Basically it was used to record the signal for a second and then output the post-recorded signal to your converters to bring into your DAW. Because the tape runs so fast, there is little particle displacement per inch and allows the tape to keep looping for an extended amount of time before the tape needs to be replaced. Again, you can obviously do this with a traditional real to real if you have the money to afford one. But this thing did the same thing with the exception that it doesn't save the data on the tape, it's just a pass-though allowing you to set levels and really saturate the signal before being sent to your converters and finally into your DAW. Anyone remember the name of this unit? Or have a link? I remember looking at it on line but at the time I didn't appreciate it's value.