Not sure if this is the right forum, but i'll start here. My friends' 2 man band wanted to take a decidedly minimal approach to the recording of their 7 new songs, which had to be on tape. Think early black keys (his main source of inspiration for this project). So we went to a 28x30x10 room and set up--> tascam 424mk2, normal bias cassette (re-recorded over), noise reduction switch on, beta 52 on kick, sm57 snare, 414xls wide cardiod (thru art pro mpa mk2/dbx 166xl) overhead, 57 (thru art/dbx) on marshall 900 2x12 cab. we used akg 240s for our judgement calls. We purposely did not use tom mics. We covered the kick w/ some extra t-shirts. Other than that there was no sound treatment/serparation between instruments. Drum tuning proved to be the way to get things sitting right, off the bat. Okay, so i know this isn't like 'really' vintage, but my recently aquired tascam 34b, just isn't ready, by far. Niether peice is 'high end', and i have no reference to an ampex or studer type character. I was super happy to once again light up the red on my 12yr. old 4 track. Man was it fun to be able to live in the red, eq on the way in, and hear hiss!!! (done gushing) After about four hours we found our favorite mic positions,eq's,balances. 10 hours later we got the final takes down. We then cut the vocals at our studio thru a 414uls, eureka (comp bypass), summit tla-100, thru a mackie d8b, into digital performer. No more than 8 tracks. We perhaps in hindsight should have kept the vocals in the analog domain, For tonality. Anyway, my buddy was asking me if i was aware how how mastering took place in the 60's, 70's v.s today. i had little to answer other than they had to watch the overall compression, as to balance the noise v.s overall level, used tube eq's/limiters, and watched the bass levels/cut-offs when going to vinyl. So this leads me to the question of- Any standard techniques for analog (60's/70's) mixing mastering that could help? This is a pet project so, we don't need to worry about anything but personal gratification. Professionally, i feel i should be proficient enough to, at the very least, sketch 'that sound', cuz, someone else will ask me over the next couple decades, and i need to deliver. Thanks.