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    Tascam 488 album

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    Stumbled onto this hilarious video;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OjmL4NjxDg

    There is a link if you want to download the whole album for free, also.

    Makes me want a cassete 8 track.
    whatever it is...i'm against it.

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    And here's the associated video.
    http://awthum.com/2010/08/18/slugbug/
    whatever it is...i'm against it.

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    Oh yeah!
    I also stumbled upon this a couple months ago.I think these song are really,really cool and well put together.And such a killer sound in my opinion,from a cassette 8 track with real drums.
    This is why Im never gonna get rid of my 242 mkII,and I f I ever come across a 488,I'll snatch it up even though I have a 388.
    Long live cassette!!!!
    We've got bush,We've got bush!!!

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    cool video!

    I recorded my first album on a 488.

    one of my winter projects is going to be getting my 238 running so I can archive all the master tapes from those days...
    "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. " - Bertrand Russell

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    Just two words...

    Freakin' awesome!

    Now that is very impressive to me, considering I couldn't even do that with digital.
    The interface said to use "Windows XP or higher"...

    ... I used tape...

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    Though not the first craft I ever used for recording, the 488 was my first love in the recording stakes.
    I'd used a Fostex X15 which was good but I learned early on that 4 tracks was never going to do it for me. When a project ended up with in excess of 10 tracks and just sounded like mud, with all that bouncing {Sergeant Pepper it wasn't !}, I figured 8 track was the way to go. A salesman in this second hand musical instrument shop I went into down in Kentish Town gave me some great advice. He said "Whatever you do, don't buy a cassette based 8 track portastudio, they're absolute shit". So I did some research (this was in the summer of '92) and decided that because cassettes were then and still are, my thing, I was going to ignore his advice because it was great advice but it was born of bias, not balance. 18 years on, I still have and use the 488. I've recorded tons of songs on it and learned 75% of what I know on it. That salesman really had his finger on the button ! And he pushed the wrong one on me !

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    I love my 488!!!! I get really tired of people giving cassette so much shit. I really think that you can some great results with them. Plus it's fun! So much more fun than "Cntrl + ALT + Delete"
    -Nate








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    First full-length project I was involved in in 1992 was on a 488mkII...and IMHO it came out sounding great. We could afford the gear so we did it on a RENTED 488mkII.

    Now go to those links above and see what everybody is raving about...

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    That's awesome!!!

    "I apologize for any economic hardship that may have incured whilst I was using my pseudonym."

    "And every time I feel strongly 'bout something, computers are there to tell me I was wrong...wrrrongggg."



    Seriously...that sounds really good...I'm listening to the spectral content and the presence and tightness of the lower frequencies is great...it is just a nice balanced easy-on-the-ears package. This is especially impressive considering the masters have been digitized, compressed and streamed. Wow.

    One thing though...I don't recall the 488 having flying faders?

    Somebody get that guy a people's choice award, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.harv View Post
    oh yeah!

    Long live cassette!!!!



    "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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