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    Four Trackers Unite!!!!!! Lets talk!

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    HEllo All!
    I have just spend way to much time in the digital world.......
    I am getting a Four track Tascam 424MKIII again.
    I have had pretty much enough with trying to get the whole digital thing happening.
    I went thru a Apple/Protools system. a Apple/Motu System.
    PC ARG!!!!!!
    I like some programs but hate crashes.......................

    Oh yeah so my point I want to hear the analog side of things again.

    Four traCKERS! Let me know what kinda rigs you have, outboard gear, mics, and preamps favorite ways to track things.
    Any one submix to dat, casset or computer?
    ect ect ect.

    I love to hear it.
    -Reco

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    Re: Four Trackers Unite!!!!!! Lets talk!

    Originally posted by reco
    I have had pretty much enough with trying to get the whole digital thing happening.
    Hmmm... and you attribute the failures to "digital recording"???


    Originally posted by reco
    Oh yeah so my point I want to hear the analog side of things again.
    Well... while it's true - a PortaStudio is an analog device.... but it's a bit of a stretch referring to it as "going back to analog" again!

    Did you miss the wow & flutter, the hiss, the limited frequency response of a cassette-based multitrack while you were "trying to get the whole digital thing happening??????"


    But regardless.... have fun with your 4-tracker!

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    Or maybe he (?) just missed the fact that a Cassette Portastudio (TM) really IS just Plug 'n' Play, without all the goofing around PC recording seems to involve.

    If you read the message properly you'll see that Reco talks of getting a Tascam 424 MKIII Again. So that was his previous experience of analogue. Besides, two inch 16/24 Track isn't the ONLY legitimate form of analogue recording you know. As for Wow and Flutter the transport in most high quality modern cassette decks is a lot more stable than it was when you last used one in anger (70s? 80s? 90?), And Noise Reduction systems and Tape formulations have come on in leaps and bounds.

    Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital recording is a pretty neat idea.

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    Teac 2340 , A sony of the same year, 424tascam, 688tascam. These are not used all the time, but do produce really neat results.
    Also the main analogue dogue is the Fostex E-16.
    Mix down to tsacam 32, or da30, da20mkll, or the cassette 302.



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    Originally posted by Mark7
    Or maybe he (?) just missed the fact that a Cassette Portastudio (TM) really IS just Plug 'n' Play, without all the goofing around PC recording seems to involve.
    Yeah, but thta's the point ainnit? It's PC recording that is a pain in the ass. Not digital recording. Digital portas are easy too.
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    Yep!

    Yep! The computer was a pain and yes digital vs type machines are easy I had a couple liked em but missed things about analog for some odd reason.........
    Anyway Im here for a while.
    -Reco

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    I got one

    Yep! I got a 424MKIII!
    I just need some outboard gear!(compression efects)........
    ANY WHO I will post some sheeot in the furture.
    -Reco Over and out

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    Arrow Hi reco!

    Just wanted to chime in, here.

    I'm a big 4-track Portastudio-person myself,... with reel-analog too, of course. I've actually stocked myself up with quite a few Portastudios, to where it's actually become a "collection".

    You're not alone, by any means. A lot of people still do not want to record on the computer, myself being only one, but there are others who may not post as often.

    All the "digital-is-best" claptrap in the world is not enough to sway someone who is devoted to analog. Analog's just a better solution for some people, and the people who look down their noses at analog enthusiasts can just BITE ME!

    You heard it here, first.

    PS: Find me over at tascambbs as "long time user". Also find pics of my recording gear "empire" on other threads on this board, plus same pics & more over at tascambbs. Use the bbs' search function on "studio pics", or just search on my respective bbs user names, if you want.

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    Re: Hi reco!

    Originally posted by A Reel Person
    Analog's just a better solution for some people, and the people who look down their noses at analog enthusiasts can just BITE ME!
    You barbarians! With all of your moving parts and rewind time. It disgusts me

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    WE BE BARBARIAN ! !



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