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    Arrow Should I be surprised???

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    Ok, I was searching links off Google, having searched "Ampex Quantegy".

    So, several pages in, I found links to a very interesting site, that has loads of technical information on recording! I read on. About mid-thesis, there comes all this talk about Tascam: (para)
    Tascam's recorders are trashy, their mixers have awful electronics, dbx sucks, practically e'thing about the design and build quality of Tascams is rubbish". ... on & on ...

    And, snapping myself out of it for a second, I thought, who on earth is writing this stuff? Well, it's none other than Uli the Grasso!

    Should I be surprised???

    That guy is one of the most opinionated pains in the ass that the recording world has ever seen. After having read most of his site, it's apparent that anything that's not German purebred equipment or technology is just trash.

    There's a lot of technical stuff there, but...
    Dang,... what an ass!!!! Screw him!!

    See: http://grassomusic.de/index_en.htm

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    Arrow From another site,...

    that I linked off Uli's site:
    Quote Originally Posted by another site
    Reel to Reel recorders have a long history, originally invented in Germany in the 1920's, the format used today is a development of the tape format conceived by German companies Telefunken and BASF in 1934.
    AAH! Well, that explains it all!

    See: http://audiotools.com/r2r.html

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    Hmm, I`m no expert but maybe german reel-to-reel recorders are really the best. I mean, if the technology was invented here, it might be possible. Germans have a reputation for being perfectionistic when it comes to technology.

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    No doubt that German recorders are superb in engineering but to bash TASCAM/TEAC gear is unwarranted. Pretty arrogant statements to be shure.

    ~Daniel

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    Well my Uher portable 1 track R2R was made in Germany. Once I got it fixed, it worked pretty well, and it's about 40 years old!

    But if Germans aren't making analog gear anymore, how can we buy their "superior" products? Many of us don't want to chance 2nd hand electronics, and are forced to use plasticky new Tascam items.

    Still waiting for my Tascam to arrive.... so I can't judge its quality yet.

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    ... yeah, the german's have produced some excellent recording technology and innovations... too bad they haven't produced any decent bands to record with that gear (just kidding, sort of)

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    I wasn`t aware that Tascam still produces reel-to-reel recorders?

    Although Studer is swiss, not german, (almost the same ) they still built 2" recorders.

    The only Tascam machines that I own are two Tascam 38 1/2" which both broke down badly and would cost 1500,- EUR to fix. I`ve already wasted about 1300,- EUR for crappy Tascam equipment, so I`m done with them.

    Should have gone for an Otari.

    As for good geman bands, Tocotronic, Einstürzende Neubauten, Ton Steine Scherben and Tomte come to mind. But I guess Neubauten are the only band that might be known outside of Germany. Other bands that are supossed to be good but I haven`t heard yet are Can and Nina Hagen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grenouille
    I wasn`t aware that Tascam still produces reel-to-reel recorders?
    Apparently they are still doing limited runs of the 34B.

    See this thread.

    Granted, its not quite the same as a 2" though

    Cya
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjoll
    Apparently they are still doing limited runs of the 34B.

    See this thread.

    Granted, its not quite the same as a 2" though

    Cya
    Andrew
    Last I've heard, the 34B is no longer being made by TEAC Japan. The last remaining stock, held at the TASCAM USA location, was sold shortly after my original post. Is it possible that they're still being made ? I dunno ..

    ~Daniel

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