Reel 2 Reel - bottomless pit of faff, expense and hisssssssss


#141

Nothing digital can ever have authentic hipster allure!


#142

Wannabe hipster fail trash box


#143

Wasn’t VHS quite good for stereo recording?


#144

Maybe, but I still had one 15 years before the next comeback.


#145

Yes it was. 6 head machines (2 for audio) were quite decent.


#146

I feel as though I read about some Tape Project style VHS based venture in the HiFi mags back in the late 80’s or thereabouts. Before DVD arrived & wiped out demand for the players & tapes.


#147

Meanwhile, having a nice session with some of the World Record Club 3 3/4 tapes today.

Particularly lush example but these probably need a two track machine to do them full justice

Interesting history to WRC. I do have quite a few of the LPs.


#148

I’ve got a VHS ‘digital’ recorder which has a built in DAC and ADC. I think it might be a Pioneer? I can’t find any info relating to it on the 'net.

When I get the system up and running I’ll try recording some vinyl on it. I’m intrigued to hear what it sounds like.


#149

I have some of their tapes


#150

If your machine is a 4 track (unless you can configure which tracks you can use) you have to make up a lead with a single phono at one end plugged into the left o/p of the recorder and then wired to two phono plugs at the amp end to give 2 channel mono. But these tapes do sound good used like that


#151

Always impressed that the police use Neal Ferrograph machines


#152

You know, I’ve not really taken notice of what the local forces are using these days. Next time I’m at work will have a look. I know the courts I visit are digital but most of my time is spent in the cell areas tbh so it’s memory (and a pen and paper if it’s safe) mostly when I’m interviewing people.


#153

Istr that police interviews were (are?) recorded on tape well into the current digital age as cassettes are far less susceptible to editing jiggery-pokery. Additionally, a physical copy is ready to be given to the suspects legal representative as soon as the interview is finished, thus eliminating any suspicions of editing whilst waiting for a copy to be made.


#154

Yes-that’s pretty much it I think. There have been some moves to discs in some places but that’s far from universal.


#155

Couple of ads from the 50s and 60s,and jeff beck at home

8f123fc761e3e20663b17706eec1e702--recording-studio-danny-odonoghue

8735b0d0a79411bbef34c4a2cd073b6d--vintage-music-recording-studio


#156

Ahhhh, so that’s Ampex Twin :star_struck:


#157

Is that a dog or a bear rug?


#158

Both.


#159

It’s the “live” version of that very popular 60s hippie garment - the Afghan coat. :+1:


#160

Strangely enough,i’ve not seen an Afghan hound since the 70s,do they still make them?