2015 Thanksgiving day.
I am in Pueblo Colorado visiting my sons.
I live in southern Oregon. I have a home studio that has expended over the years. With over 70 albums under my belt I have recently decided to move from the digital domain back to analog. I took delivery on an Otari MTR 90 II...
So I wanted to run some audio to my 1/4" tape machine. The Roland manual states that there are "audio outs" in the rear of the unit - they are balanced/unbalanced jacks 1/4". TS or TRS.
I've used them before for headphone monitoring etc. The manual states 0DBu nominal level, so I suppose...
I recently acquired an Otari MTR-10 tape machine on Ebay. While it was promised in pristine condition, I am finding a lot of issues. One thing I ran into is that the power supply voltages labeled + and - 26 volts on the schematics (and also on the front panel indicator lamp) are actually...
I have seen these machines going for between 4-700. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on their reliability, sound, and a general opinion on them.
Also, if anyone has any info on the expansion card that seems to be so elusive I would appreciate it.
I am set to begin a project this week end on an Otari Concept One 64 ch. Having never used one before I was wondering if there is anything I should be aware of -quirks particulalr to this specific board. The owner of the studio is cranky and I dont want any unneeded flak...
i keep seeing these for sale for under $300 all over the place, and I am wondering if anyone has ever used these for music/rock recording? it is almost tempting to pick one up to track some vocals or snare/kicks on them. but it is a waste of time? or are these valuable elements in a studio? i...
reel to reel
Hi all, I have finally narrowed down the tpe of mixer that I want to purchase. THe only problem I have now is deciding whether I need to 8 channel Soundcraft fx 8 or the Soundcraft 16 channel fx 16 for my 8 track Otari reel to reel. I am mainly concerned with the ability or inability to record...
reel to reel
I am really tearing my hair out on this issue.
Maybe someone can give me some advice.
I recently bought an Otari MX 5050, and have not yet used it.
As time goes on, I am starting to convince myself that we need a 2" machine to get a 'Real tape Drum sound' as heard in 70's...
This is my first message on this forum, until now I have been a
passive member. There is a wealth of great info on here and some real
So here is my problem.... Can anybody help me?
I have recently bought an Otari MX 5050 MK III 8 trk (without manual)
I have a chance to pick one of these up locally for a great price from a trusted source, but I've never used/heard one yet. Anyone have any experience/comments about this machine? I am only familiar w/ the MTR series. Any similarities sonically? This is just for home use (right now I've got...
I have a 16 track MTR90 MKII, one of the tracks wont erase. Now I checked the Erase current and I cant get over 1 volt p-p off of it when all the other cards can push 3 volts p-p or more. If I push it it distorts. I have traced it down to a general area but am at a loss in terms of which...
I have an old MX-5050 8shd 1/2" 8 track and was wondering about redoing the electronics to improve it. I've got the full schematics for the unit, and it's the earlier modular two-piece unit with the record/reproduce electronics in pairs in a seperate rack from the transport, so it'll be easy to...