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    Newbie question regarding Tascam 38 to Tascam m-35

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    Hello all,

    This is my first post as well as my first venture into analog and have a very embarrassingly basic question. For connecting the two together do I just need to buy eight different RCA cables? Then connected them from the 38 to the 35 by Direct out, cue out, tape in, and line in? I just want make sure Im buying the right things because RCA cables are surprisingly expensive. So yes I know such a newb I am.
    Anyway the help would be greatly appreciated,
    Thanks

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    "Newbie" questions welcome here.

    Yes, either from the direct out jacks or the two sets of 4 group outs on the mixer to the 8 tape machine inputs, and then from the 8 tape machine outputs to the tape return jacks on the mixer.

    You'll need 16 RCA - RCA cables total, but to save cost you could look for two used 8-channel RCA - RCA "snakes" like HOSA brand or something...it'll likely save you over getting 16 individual cables or 8 stereo cables.

    That help?

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    Awesome thanks a lot Beats!

    That definitely helps. Thanks for helping out a Newbie, ordering the "snakes" right now.

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    Great question, I am also a newbie for analog recording- just got myself 4 track Teac 3340-s and trying to figure out how to set up and what not. Actually my biggest challenge for the moment is finding tape 10.5.

    Thanks again for asking ur question and SweetBeats ur knowledge is much appreciated!

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    What do you have for a mixer?

    There are a number of places you can buy 1/4" tape on 10.5" reels...splicit.com, U.S. Recording Media among others.

    3340S was my first open reel tape machine and I still have very fond memories of it; its operation and sound.

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    I am pretty sure the 3340 is going to prefer 1mil tape, in which case you want to get LPR-35. You can also use NOS Maxell UD-35 or UD-35B or Ampex 642. Don't use any used tape that is black on one side. (Back coated) Read the "sticky shed" thread, if you plan to get anything other than new tape from one of the suppliers mentioned above. You can also get Quantegy 457 from Quantegy. They claim to be making a comeback, but the claim is about three years old now.

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    The 3340 series machines are fine with either 1mil or 1.5mil tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jinn View Post
    You can also use NOS Maxell UD-35 or UD-35B or Ampex 642. Don't use any used tape that is black on one side. (Back coated)
    Not tryin' to bust balls or anything,
    Forgive me for "knit-picking"...but isn't UD-35B (Back coated)?


    "The bottom line is your ears...if it sounds good the way you are doing it then don't let me, or anybody tell you you are doing it "wrong". - sweetbeats

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    Quote Originally Posted by VESSEL2020 View Post
    Not tryin' to bust balls or anything,
    Forgive me for "knit-picking"...but isn't UD-35B (Back coated)?
    Sorry, I should have said any other tape. The Maxell stuff isn't sticky, but a lot of back coated tape is...

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    Hello again,

    So I am having trouble with the m-35 and m-38 connection.

    I have plugged everything in correctly, the RCAs are in the way they're supposed to be and I am currently plugged into channel 2, my channel 1 VU meter doesn't work on my 38 so I'm in channel 2. I have set the input to mic and have set the submix to buss and press the assign button to one. Everything is great except I get signal in channel 5 instead of channel 2. Also, when I push down assign button two I get signal in channel 6, assign button 3 I get signal in both 3 and 7, and assign button 4 I get signal for channels 4 and 8. Basically I just need to know how I get the signal for channel 2. Playback works fine, everything else I can get but I just can't seem to get the signal channel for two.

    Thanks, the help is greatly appreciated.

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