1. kmetal

    Tale of the Tape Sims.

    hey y'all figured I'd put this out there. I been filling in holes in my software for quite some time and I got onto the task of tape sims/saturation plugs. I ended up getting 3, heavy, medium, and subtle. Now I'm not really sure if these sound like tape, and I'm not concerned that they do or...
  2. jarjarbinks

    Replicated CD sounds different than the "tape master"

    Hi experts. Im new in this mastering realm. Should replicated CDs sound different than the DDP master? and if so, how different? What do you answer to a client that was happy with the final master but unhappy with the replicated CDs? The replication house say they did quality checks and...
  3. achase4u

    Real Tape harmonics vs their emulations

    Lately, I have been trying to learn more about tape. I grew up listening to albums tracked to tape, but have only worked professionally in the DAW environment. There is a craze with tape plugins in the last several years - including Universal Audios Officially endorsed Studer A800 mkIII...
  4. Omen

    VU build from a old tape deck.

    Hi! I pulled this nice set of VU meters from a old nakamichi tape deck. The deck powered up but I think the belt was shot. Any way I was going to build another set of VU's for a mate. I was stoked that I only had to unscrew two screws and the whole VU module popped out. I hooked up some power...
  5. Eugene Bdot

    Home studio Mixtape

    I'd like to get some feedback, i kind of made this project in a rush for an upcoming show, it took about 3 weeks. I just wanted some feedback, so let me know! Deleted by moderator due to inappropriate language
  6. kmetal

    Tape/caulk added mass to floor deck? (General question)

    Hey all, I just have a general question about adding mass (drywall) to the underside of a floors deck, in the bays, as described in rods book (ed.1), which was a basement scenerio. Is in necessary to treat the seams where the new drywall sheets meet in any way? The is a detail for caulking the...
  7. Klepper

    Help with early 1990's reel-Tape Audio Restoration (Reverb) of Vocal Speach with Izotope or AA

    I've cleaned up hundreds of hours of tape recordings, admittedly the easy stuff like humm, clicks, airplanes overhead, etc. So I'm still a totally nube, but I don't even know exactly what it's called when it's like the microphone is too close to their mouth and there is a reverb harshness to...
  8. DonnyThompson

    a "new" old tape deck

    A friend of mine called me yesterday... he had been helping a friend of his clean out the house of the friend's father who recently passed. He had called to ask me if I wanted an old R t R tape recorder that they found in a closet. I told him that I absolutely did, that I'd love to see what he...
  9. audiokid

    Ampex - a look into the past

  10. M

    Tape box labels

    What can I do to make tape box labels, like the 2" and/or 1/2" tape reels. Where can I find them? Max
  11. M

    Open Reel/Tape Box Labels

    What can I do to make/print open reel/tape box labels? I don't see any. Max
  12. F

    recording to analogue tape

    Which order do you advise when recording to analog tape, the following... The kick drum channel on the mixer would have a noise gate,compression and parametric linked in to the insert. I was going to do...out of the insert into the Eq into the compressor into the noise gate and back into the...
  13. C

    Craig reel to reel tape player runs too fast

    I have two, 212 Craig tape recorders that ran normal, until I used a 9v ac adaptor on both of them, & took out a component that makes it run in ff mode only, no play or rewind. The rewind goes to ff. I checked my universal ac adaptor, & it was actually giveing it 14v 500ma, when the specs called...
  14. L

    Revox A77 loose output ...

    Peace upon you all !! I am new to this forum ; I just bought a 2 tracks revoxA77 and i'm looking for informations online since RCA output CH1 doesn't seem to work, neither when playing a band, nor listening to my source... both inputs seem to work ( since vumetres are both working ) Headphone...
  15. G


    I need a tape transfer from an MK20J tape to DVD or HD Are you able to do this for fee ? it is very urgent. We are based in London. Let me know. Many thanks gerardalbo@gmail.com
  16. V

    Reel tape recording Speeding up.

    Hello, I've just got my first tape machine, the Tascam TSR-8 and I'm trying to record one very long song in one take. The problem is, when I play it back, it starts out in-time, but then gets faster and faster so that toward the end of the tape it sounds like a chipmunk. Is this a problem...
  17. T

    Need a mixing&mastering engineer for Album/Mixtape

    Hello Im Dynamic looking for a mixing & mastering engineer for Hiphop. I want to choose carefully so here's what I propose, all of you are interested hit me up with a pm or a comment on this post, Ill reply with a download link, a rar file with vocal files and a beat, its a song thats the...
  18. hueseph

    Rupert Neve Designs 542 Tape Emulator

    Well, not really emulation. Apparently there is a small loop of tape and an actual record and playback head in this thing. So, it's like a small tape saturator. Interesting. At first I thought "this is very cool". Then I thought, at $750 each I could probably by an actual 16 track ATR for the...
  19. F

    Mystery tape.

    I came across some half inch tape today, but dont know what brand it is. My Teac is set up for Ampex 456 and this stuff has white coloured leader tape with the words "Agfa Gevaert Magnet tape" printed on it. Any ideas chaps?
  20. joe-electro

    Creating the Craft of Tape Recording - Merry Christmas Everyone!

    Hello fellow analog tape lovers, As a little Christmas gift to everyone I'm making this little download available. It's one of my favorite articles, written by the man responsible for bringing analog tape technology to the United States back in the mid-1940's, Col. John T. Mullin. This article...