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Re: Cassette 4-Track... Req!
Hmm...that makes it a little difficult, as there aren't many cassette
four-tracks still being manufactured. Tascam (my favorite) makes three,
but only the entry-level MFP01 and 02 mark II operate at regular speed.
They might work for you, but neither has EQ, effects loops, etc. Fostex
makes the X-12 which is regular speed, but I don't really recommend
their stuff, it's very cheaply made. I'm pretty sure Yamaha and Marantz
have stopped production of these machines altogether, but you might
still be able to find a few dealers and grab a Yamaha MT4x which is a
best of luck,
> Thanks so far guys. I'd really like to get something that's not a
> used piece of equipment, if only for peace of mind. I should have
> mentioned that my masters weren't done at 3-3/4 ips as for instance
> the Tascam 414 MKII offers up...
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl Shawn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, 10 January, 2007 06:39 AM
> Subject: Re: Cassette 4-Track... Req!
>> Heh heh heh...do I ever, it's my main looping machine. I love 'em! Go
>> with a Tascam, the 424 mark 3 or the 464 are both excellent machines
>> with good transports, and you can usually get either for less than
>> $100 on Ebay.
>> I own seven four-tracks, unfortunately five of them are in storage
>> and the other two are here with me in south Mexico, or I'd be happy
>> to lend you one. Feel free to come on by, tho'.
>> Oh, and Paul, be careful, the 688's are eight track cassette, not
>> four. However, the 644 is a four-track with similar mixing and
>> automation capabilities.
>> Daryl Shawn
>>> Hi folks!
>>> Remember 4-track cassette recorders?
>>> I've got to get ahold of a cassette 4-track to remaster some old
>>> tapes to high res data files. Having looked at the few that seem to
>>> be out there I didn't get the impression that the Tascam or Fostex
>>> was really what I wanted, quality-wise. I need a 4-track cassette
>>> machine with an excellent tape path, motor etc. - something suitable
>>> to work with cassettes, some of which (however carefully and
>>> lovingly stored) are circa 1980. (I've got to do something while
>>> getting my finger back to snap - and it's coming along well, for
>>> those who helped in April)
>>> I never used dbx or dolby to do any of these masters, so that's not
>>> an issue. I just need something quiet and fine. Your suggestions
>>> are greatly appreciated.